ABSTRACT

Internet of Things: Information on Use by Federal Agencies, Congressional Requesters   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Highlights: "IoT [Internet of Things] generally refers to devices--from sensors in vehicles to building thermostats-- that collect information, communicate it to a network, and may complete a task based on that information. Although IoT technologies may present an opportunity for the federal government to operate more efficiently and effectively, federal agencies may also face challenges in acquiring and using IoT. GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to review the federal government's experience with IoT. This report describes (1) IoT technologies selected federal agencies are using, (2) the benefits and challenges of using IoT technologies, and (3) policies and guidance selected agencies follow in using and acquiring IoT technologies. GAO surveyed 115 Chief Information Officers (CIO) and senior IT [information technology] officials at federal agencies and subcomponents based on, in part, agency membership in the federal CIO Council; 90 responded."

Report Number:
GAO-20-577
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Date:
2020-08
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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