U.S. Needs IoT Strategy, Study Urges
The U.S. requires a national strategy to coordinate private sector efforts to deploy the Internet of Things (IoT) that includes data security and interoperability standards, according to a report released this week by the Center for Data Innovation.
“It appears that each federal agency is marching to the beat of its own drum,” noted Daniel Castro, the report’s author and director of the Washington-based think tank focused on data and public policy. The challenge for the next administration “will be to coordinate all of these ongoing efforts to ensure the federal government remains a useful partner for the private sector. The best way to do this is by developing a national strategy for the Internet of Things.”
The report recommends a handful of steps the government should take to support a private sector build out of the IoT. Among them are ensuring wireless spectrum availability, supporting research and development as well as “coordinating stakeholders” and leading efforts to develop technical standards.
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