US Launches Smart Cities Effort

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 15:00 EDT

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Terry Sweeney
Terry Sweeney  
9/1/2014 1:58:05 PM
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Re: NIST Launch Encouraging
Sorry, but this sounds like another thinly disguised tradeshow opportunity for vendors to dnace around the maypole of standards.

NIST has done this with a number of fledgling technologies over the years, and despite good intentions, they don't materially push technology development (or adoption) forward much.

Such events are, however, a noisy publicity vehicle for the vendors involved.


8/30/2014 9:59:59 PM
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Re: NIST Launch Encouraging
I think you're correct that a higher level of marketing/communications around this effort would help - and probably it will be the corporate alliance that pushes things forward. One is hand in hand with public sector efforts.

Kim Davis
Kim Davis  
8/28/2014 2:24:48 PM
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Re: NIST Launch Encouraging
I sometimes wonder if NIST spreads itself too thin to have a lasting impact on all the projects it undertakes.  How, for example, is the NIST coordinated public-private partnership on authentication going?  But this does sound interesting.

8/27/2014 9:10:27 AM
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NIST Launch Encouraging
NIST's launch of a smart cities program is encouraging. As one of the countries leaders in research and innovation, the department can have a great influence in coordinating and helping cities and communities in their efforts on IoT programs and technology. NIST is little known by the average citizen, however, and I would hope they with their corporate and government partners will more heavily publicize the smart cities programs as they come online.

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