Why is the US Department of Homeland Security Interested in Smart Cities — Regional Smart Cities Initiative

Insights from the Department’s Security, Science and Technology Division

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology division has jumped into the Regional Smart Cities conversation in a big way, with a budget from Congress and support from the President, according to André Hentz, Deputy Under Secretary (Acting) for Science and Technology at DHS.

Speaking on the The Internet of Everything, Connectivity and Security in Smart Regions leadership forum at last month’s Smart Regions Congress in Washington, DC, Hentz explained how the Internet of Things must used to improve public services and reduce the potential for negative impacts while improving quality of life for all Americans.

Melisa Kirby