Technology Assessment: Internet of Things: Status and Implications of an Increasingly Connected World, Report to Congressional Requesters [open pdf - 4MB]
"The rapid, global proliferation of IoT [Internet of Things] devices has generated significant interest. In light of the current and potential effects of the IoT on consumers, businesses, and policy makers, GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to conduct a technology assessment of the IoT. This report provides an introduction to the IoT and describes what is known about current and emerging IoT technologies, and the implications of their use. To conduct this assessment, GAO reviewed key reports and scientific literature; convened two expert meetings with the assistance of the National Academies; and interviewed officials from two agencies to obtain their views on specific implications of the IoT. Ten federal agencies and twelve experts reviewed the draft report and some provided technical comments, which were incorporated as appropriate."
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