Tag Archives: Internet of Things

MetTel-Geotab Partnership to Deliver IoT Solutions for Government Vehicles

MetTel

MetTel has partnered with Geotab to deliver government vehicles access to a suite of managed services that provide critical intelligence. The suite will help streamline compliance and reporting; reduce total cost of ownership and improve citizen and employee safety; and minimize greenhouse gas emissions. Geotab will leverage its telematics and MetTel will provide its full service fleet management portal.

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NIST Seeks Comments on Four Draft Documents Offering Guidance on IoT Device Cybersecurity; Katerina Megas Quoted

Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released four draft documents that offer recommendations and guidance on how federal agencies and manufacturers can ensure cybersecurity for internet of things (IoT)-based devices. The NISTIR 8259 documents seek to guide IoT device makers on how to implement the special publication.

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Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill to Improve IoT Cybersecurity; Rep. Robin Kelly Quoted

Rep. Robin Kelly

The Senate has voted to pass legislation seeking to establish foundational standards for internet-connected technologies acquired by the U.S. government to help ensure the security of internet of things networks. The IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act, introduced by Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., received unanimous approval in the House and was also unanimously passed in the Senate this week. 

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Agency Officials on Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Supporting Internet of Things

Internet of Things

Federal officials discussed how their agencies could help support internet of things (IoT) through public-private partnerships. Daniel Morgan said agencies working to establish relationships with industry associations could enable such partnerships to support IoT. Emery Csulak said most discussions on 5G are about supply chain risk management, incident response and workforce. 

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Tempered’s Bill Kalogeros: Gov’t Should Consider Zero-Trust Requirement for IoT Security

Internet of Things

Bill Kalogeros, a public sector adviser at Tempered, said adopting a zero-trust approach along with software-defined perimeter technology could help government agencies prevent unauthorized access to internet of things devices. “Whether or not the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act becomes law, there are other important steps agencies can take to enhance IoT security,” Kalogeros said.

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House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Improve IoT Cybersecurity Standards; Rep. Will Hurd Quoted

Rep. Will Hurd

The House has passed bipartisan legislation introduced by Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., that seeks to fortify the security posture of U.S. internet of things (IoT) networks. The 2020 IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act awaits Senate approval and requires all government-owned IoT devices to undergo vetting procedures to ensure supply-chain accountability. 

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CommScope’s Chris Collura: Federal Agencies Should Prioritize Network Modernization

Chris Collura

Chris Collura, vice president of Federal Sales at CommScope, wrote in a commentary published Wednesday that federal agencies seeking to advance information technology modernization should upgrade their network infrastructure supporting internet-connected devices. He said the systems of wireless access points, multigigabit ethernet switches and routers and converged cables serve as the “backbone” of five next-gen technologies. 

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Jacobs Launches Ion IIoT Platform to Track COVID-19 Outbreaks; Jennifer Richmond Quoted

Jennifer Richmond

Jacobs ion, an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), data integration and visualization platform, will provide location-aware technology and automated intelligence to COVID-19 contact tracing efforts in the event of an outbreak, the company announced on Thursday

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