The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is looking for information on the trends and future investment needs for eight emerging technology sectors to complete a study authorized in the fiscal year (FY) 2021 appropriations act, according to a request for information (RFI) posted to the Federal Register.

smart cities
smart cities

The smart city movement has tremendous transformative promise – with the potential to save the United States $5 trillion annually. As such, many forward-looking cities are taking steps to become smarter, and rightfully so. The possible benefits are endless – from advances in health and safety initiatives to keeping citizens aware of neighborhood updates to […]

The Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet took a deep dive look at the future of broadband in the United States during a hearing on Tuesday.






Over the next year, the city of San Antonio will deploy sensors that monitor both foot traffic and vehicle traffic. In late January, Mayor Ivy Taylor announced that her city was selected for the Envision America smart city initiative, which helps cities develop major Internet of Things projects.






The City of Milwaukee is creating a detailed smart city plan after deploying several smaller Internet of Things initiatives over the last couple of years.






The Lower Colorado River Authority has 275 flood sensors deployed throughout its 44,000-square-mile domain. With a $650,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, the LCRA hopes to increase that number.






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