internet of things

White House tees up cyber labeling policy

A 2020 law could provide some legal cover for executive orders regulating software and IoT cybersecurity, but new legislation could be required.

House votes for new rules on federal IOT acquisition

Legislation from congressional tech stalwarts would add security requirements for connected devices purchased by the federal government.

Tech-centric border security bypassed to push wall construction

Both technology- and personnel-driven efforts have been given short shrift as border agencies focused on wall construction, an inspector general study found.

Pentagon names 7 new military sites for 5G testing

The Defense Department has selected seven new military installations to conduct 5G testing and experimentation in several areas including augmented reality, wireless connectivity, and spectrum sharing.

Report: FedRAMP must evolve to meet demand, emerging tech

A new report lays out where FedRAMP has gone wrong – and what can be done to fix it.

Government at work -- curbing curbside congestion

Steve Kelman looks at another area where civil servants are quietly working to make our lives better.

Government Innovation Award top honors go to NOAA, DOD, Virginia and SAIC

Best in Class recognitions showcase the potential of IoT, advanced analytics and creative public-private partnerships.

NIST looking for partners to secure energy IoT

The agency is looking for new methods for secure connected devices in the U.S. energy industrial sector, from sensors attached to machinery and vehicles to insecure devices that help transmit data from distribution control systems.

Army tests smart-city communication tools

The test involved a combination of ARL-developed IoT architecture and commercially available smart-city hardware and software.

DOT wants to preserve spectrum for connected vehicle apps

The Department of Transportation wants to keep the 5.9 GHz spectrum band reserved for connected vehicle technology, but the FCC has other plans.

U.S. geospatial data could flow to China via drones

Experts and public officials warned lawmakers at a Senate hearing of the risks in China's increasing dominance in low-cost unmanned aerial vehicles.

NIST pushes new encryption protocols for quantum, connected devices

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is inching closer to developing two new encryption standards to protect the federal government from new and emerging cybersecurity threats.

Wanted: Autonomous vehicle tech for mail delivery

The Postal Service wants information about sensor, guidance and operational technologies as well as expertise on testing and integrating the autonomous vehicle tech into its existing fleet.

Survey: Execs worldwide back IoT security rules

Industry wants governments to step up regulation of internet-of-things device security, according to a survey.

Cloud, cars and IoT could change grid cybersecurity

The proliferation of connected devices including electric cars could provide grid operators with an operational view of cybersecurity threats.

5 technologies agencies need for mission optimization

Making sense of the emerging technologies that promise to have a real impact.

IoT poses special cyber risks

Internet-connected devices pose special risks for federal agencies, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology is developing guidance to meet the need.