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Feds, Industry Discuss ‘Internet of Things’ at Washington Forum

virtual trainingRepresentatives from both the government and private sector gathered Wednesday in Washington for a discussion about the evolving machine-to-machine technology, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.

Mohana Ravindranath writes that event attendees included Veterans Health Administration special adviser Joseph Ronzio, Transportation Department Chief Information Officer Richard McKinney and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program manager Randy Garrett.

They believe that “Internet of Things” has the potential for use in cybersecurity, traffic management and healthcare programs, according to The Post.

Ronzio envisioned a wearable sensor that could help predict cardiac events to enable VA medical professionals to take preemptive measures, Ravindranath writes.

The Post reports that McKinney suggested the idea of an in-vehicle communications sensor for gathering information about traffic or highway maintenance issues.

The IoT forum was jointly organized by public-sector social network GovLoop and Herdon-based communication services firm ConnellyWorks.

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