Internet of Things

DHS Buys Sensor Tech to Measure Wait Times and Traveler Flow at Airports

The agency will use it to gain a “granular view” of passenger flow through international customs.

NIST is Hunting for Tech to Secure the Energy Sector’s Network

Officials want to help power companies bolster their digital defenses as renewable energy resources like solar panels and wind turbines introduce more vulnerabilities to the grid.

Agencies Offer Sneak Peeks into Their 5G Plans

From fixing planes before they break to doctors performing surgery in real time from two continents, agency officials are already looking at how faster connections could change their missions.

Critical Update: The Hidden Threats of 5G

Nextgov goes inside the technology that will underpin billions of interconnected devices. 

Cybersecurity and the Road Ahead

Federal agencies are focused on locking down access to their systems.

FDA Unveils Next Step on its Journey to Develop a Safer Food System

Insiders say it’s time to leverage emerging technologies and innovative approaches to strengthen and protect food traceability across America.

Agencies Work to Embrace—and Secure—the Internet of Things

Inside officials shared their lessons learned and concerns around the evolving connectivity.

This Site Shows the Security Risks of Your Smart Devices

A new website can help you understand the security risks internet-connected devices might bring into your home.

The Dangers in Smart Cities

Smart cities make for a larger attack footprint, and more potentially devastating results from a breach or hack.

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Why Hong Kongers Are Toppling Lampposts

For protesters, claims of Chinese surveillance are politically useful, even when they can’t be proved.

DHS Launches Smart City Sensor Pilot in St. Louis

The outcomes could inform the city’s future procurement decisions.

This Bluetooth Security Flaw Affects Tons of Devices

There are simple workaround, researchers say.

Senators Question Traffic Safety Agency About Cyber Dangers Posed by Internet-Connected Cars

Sens. Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal want to know why investors have been made more aware of the potential cyber risks than the general public.

How Cities Are Getting Smarter

There isn’t one definition of a smart city technology, but here are places governments are making progress.

Tech Startup Brings Diabetic Ulcer Solution to Veterans Affairs Clinics

The Podimetrics SmartMat helps veterans detect the condition and highlights the power of public-private collaboration.

Lawmakers Propose Bills to Secure Connected Planes, Trains and Automobiles

The legislation would set “reasonable” security measures for the numerous IT systems that power our increasingly connected vehicles.