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Smart infrastructure challenge announces winners of $50 million in seed funding

StateScoop — Four development teams have taken home top prizes in a competition for advanced infrastructure proposals, each securing up to $10 million in investment capital.

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Hampton Roads Regional Connectivity Ring — Smart Infrastructure Challenge

The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) envisions a Regional Connectivity Ring (RCR), which will be used to connect five Southside cities - Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, and Chesapeake - to the transatlantic cable landings, as the foundation for smart region development and digitally-empowered communities.

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Alphabet, FedEx, Uber to participate in DOT drone program

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the 10 selectees for the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft System Pilot (UAS) Integration Program, all of which will develop drone pilot programs to help the DOT craft regulation for drone use.

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Smart Cities Council announces the five winners of 2018 Readiness Challenge Grants

Grant winners are Birmingham, AL; Cary, NC; Las Vegas, NV; Louisville/Jefferson County, KY; and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Puerto Rico was awarded a special humanitarian grant to help accelerate its hurricane recovery efforts. Five winners have been announced for the 2018 Readiness Challenge Grants from the Smart Cities Council.

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IoT tools for public safety find $4.8 million in Homeland Security funding

Virginia-based nonprofit Center for Innovative Technology will help test and develop emerging technologies like thermal imaging and aerial drones for use by first responders.

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