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Complimentary smart city conference registration for public agency officials - ARC Annual Forum (February 4-7 in Orlando)

Join leaders from Venture Smarter, IEEE Smart Cities and more at the 23rd Annual ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida to explore how digitizing factories, cities, and infrastructure will benefit technology end users and suppliers alike.  Here are some top reasons for you to attend!

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DARPA Announces Next Phase of Electronics Resurgence Initiative

Expanded program portfolio seeks to increase access to DoD-specific electronics manufacturing capabilities, enhance hardware security, and ensure ERI investments translate to DoD applications

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Program Opportunity: Science and Technology for Autonomous Teammates (STAT)

The objective of Science and Technology for Autonomous Teammates (STAT) program is to develop and demonstrate autonomy technologies that will enable various AF mission sets and the Air Force to operate inside of the enemy’s decision loop. 

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Union Point Site-Wide Integrated Controls for Operations and Utilities — Smart Infrastructure Challenge

This Union Point project seeks to pursue an integrated operational controls system for the development which will play a central role in achieving both smart city and sustainability goals as well as differentiating the development on a global level.

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CHPL Data Challenge – CCC Innovation Center

CHPL Data Challenge The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) Data Challenge is a call for developers, researchers, and innovators to develop a software application that provides solutions to challenges faced by health care providers, health care consumers, and the health IT community​.

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ODOT seeking technology partners for AV Shuttle Service

Smart Columbus has partnered with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and DriveOhio to seek proposals from technology partners to deploy, operate, and maintain an automated vehicle (AV) shuttle service under a one-year agreement with ODOT.

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Context Labs co-founds MOBI: The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative

MOBI allows industry stakeholders to interoperate together, generate global network effects, and with that stem the tide of big tech disruption, and instead, lead with transformative differentiation.  MOBI and its ecosystem partners have a voice to innovate and differentiate, leveraged by their combined network effect.  Disrupt?  We say "no."  Provide transformative differentiation, at-scale in one of the world's largest industry ecosystems?  We say "yes."

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BRIEF Arizona State University launches smart cities center

The Center for Smart Cities and Regions launched at Arizona State University to advance urban innovation and foster more sustainable, resilient and inclusive communities. The center's creators intend to bridge the gap between urban governance and science and technology research.

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America should borrow from Europe’s data-privacy law

AMERICA rarely looks to the bureaucrats of Brussels for guidance. Commercial freedom appeals more than dirigisme (i.e “state control of economic and social matters”) …But when it comes to data privacy, the case for copying the best bits of the European Union’s approach is compelling.

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NYC awarded $22.5 million to test 'entirely new classes' of wireless technology

The research hubs, funded under the NSF Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) initiative, are intended to allow researchers to test new ways of boosting internet speeds to accelerate the development of new technology applications in robotics, virtual reality, and traffic safety. The New York City program, called COSMOS, will be anchored at Columbia University and City College in Upper Manhattan. It will be led by a consortium of six local universities and more than two dozen industry partners.

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Putting the ‘smart’ in smart city: Getting data management right to build the city of the future

Improving the connectivity within British cities is not just an abstract pursuit driven by an obligation to follow a larger trend of digitization. Building smarter cities has tangible benefits for residents and businesses alike. By integrating data from organisations across the private, public and non-profit sectors, we can collectively build solutions that improve the reality of living the city life; from optimizing public transport routes to creating incentives for people to recycle by tracking citizens’ litter habits.

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Digital Literacy Is at the Heart of a Thriving Smart City

The path forward for smart cities is not without its obstacles and challenges, many of them far removed from the worlds of tech, and instead more linked to the societal, political and financial factors.

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Driving Economic Growth with Smarter Transportation Technology

Autonomous vehicles, smart cities, and how Arizona is poised on the leading edge of what Timothy Burr, director of public policy for Lyft, dubbed “the third transportation evolution” were the overriding trends featured at the conference. The state’s emerging status as a hub for innovation and a place where practices and concepts that comprise smart cities and new methods of transportation are being incubated. 

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Oracle redefines Cloud Database category with world’s first autonomous database

Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison announced the availability of the first service based on the revolutionary new Oracle Autonomous Database. The world’s first self-managing, self-securing, self-repairing database cloud service, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud, uses machine learning to deliver industry-leading performance, security capabilities, and availability with no human intervention, at half the cost of Amazon Web Services.

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FCC approves SpaceX plan for 4,425-satellite Broadband Network

SpaceX  has a green light from the FCC to launch a network of thousands of satellites blanketing the globe with broadband. And you won’t have too long to wait — on a cosmic scale, anyway. Part of the agreement is that SpaceX launch half of its proposed satellites within six years.

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America’s cities are under cyberattack. That’s bad news for IoT and Smart Cities

A week after Atlanta was crippled by the worst ransomware attack yet launched against a major American city, the city was still reeling. There are big implications for IoT and Smart Cities.    

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3 Ways Emily Murphy’s GSA is Looking to Innovate Acquisition

In the ongoing movement to transform the government’s digital infrastructure, the General Services Administration is effectively the keystone — and that has presented the agency’s leader Emily Murphy with plenty of opportunities to improve how federal agencies buy technology.

Speaking at the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council’s Acquisition Excellence conference Tuesday, the GSA administrator outlined several paths she’d like her agency to take to innovate acquisition.

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Cubic to provide Los Angeles area with regional smart card transit platform

Cubic Corporation's  Cubic Transportation Systems business division has been awarded a contract with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to deliver an integrated mobile app in support of the regional contactless fare system in that area, according to a press release.  

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Orlando tests user-friendly government website - Orlando Sentinel

Orlando is testing a new city website, with the aim of saving residents trips to City Hall.  Officials say it will offer a one-stop-shop for dozens of city services, where residents can report potholes, apply for building permits or contest a parking ticket from the comfort of their home — on a computer or a smartphone.

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Los Angeles Set to Embark on a Smart City Experiment

Los Angeles is a part of a consortium called “I3” that includes the University of Southern California (USC) and tech companies. This partnership is developing and will soon test an Internet of Things system. It aims to connect sensors placed around the city with other connected devices to make L.A. a smart city.

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