Posts Tagged: internet of things

Internet of the Things You Can Do in Government IT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is making a huge impact on the public sector and changing the role of everyday devices, from watches to thermometers. As government’s understanding of the IoT expands, agencies are now thinking in terms of what they can do as a result of these connected devices. This is what we defineRead… Read more »

Help Government, Help IoT

Yesterday, my colleague Emily and I took a field trip to Gaithersburg, MD to visit the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The agency, along with US Ignite, hosted the Global City Team Challenge Tech Jam which partners government leaders with innovators tackling civic problems with cyber-physical systems (CPS). CPS are physical objects–anything from parking metersRead… Read more »

Gov Dabbles in IoT

2014 was a year where the Internet of Things and interconnected devices exploded on to the government scene. Seriously. There are now far more device (2-1) connected to the Internet than there are people. In GovLoop’s new guide, 30 Innovations that Mattered in 2014, we discovered that agencies were just beginning to dip their toesRead… Read more »

Internet of Things Trailblazers in 2014

It’s easy to find ways in which the Internet of Things (IoT) has affected private and consumer-facing enterprises — you probably have heard of the Nest thermostat or fitness devices that can monitor your movements, location, and workouts throughout the day. But the effect of the Internet of Things on the public sector and government isRead… Read more »

Leveraging Data from the Internet of Things

My dad loves his gadgets, especially when it comes to cooking. I couldn’t name half of the contraptions and devices he has bought that are now floating around the family kitchen. And each one seems to have a new electronic component, like his barbeque skewer that digitally conveys the temperature and other data about theRead… Read more »

Is Your Agency On The Road To Software-Defined IT?

Cloud, mobility, the Internet of Things – these transformative technologies mandate government agencies rethink their IT strategies. Now, more than ever before, the federal government needs to rapidly deploy innovative capabilities to support a more connected and automated environment. A growing number of connections and a steadily rising influx of data to manage are creatingRead… Read more »

Keeping Things Secure on the Internet of Things

In the late 1990s, General Motors began installing its OnStar technology in its vehicles. The service is powered by GPS and mobile phone data and allows drivers to communicate directly with assistance personnel, receive turn-by-turn navigation and conduct vehicle diagnostics. OnStar is one of the first and most well known instances of the Internet ofRead… Read more »

Internet of Things Lightning Round

“It’s not a revolution, but an evolution of what we’ve already been seeing in the Internet,” said Cisco Systems U.S. public sector engineering and chief technology officer Daniel Kent about today’s newest wave of technology, the ‘Internet of Things.’ Kent was the first speaker in a rapid-fire discussion of the implications of the Internet ofRead… Read more »

Are You Ready for the Internet of Things?

Dr. Michael Chui, partner and senior fellow at McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) speaking at GovLoop’s The Internet of Things: The Connected Government event. The physical world is turning into an information super highway. Yes, this might sound like science fiction and something out of Star Trek, but much of our physical infrastructure is now connectedRead… Read more »