Jul 09 2018

Feds Bust Common Myths About IoT

The federal government is adopting Internet of Things technologies for all kinds of use cases, including sensors that measure the physical environment and smart utility systems in government buildings. Yet there is still a great deal of confusion about the nature of IoT and how agencies can use associated technologies. To separate fact from fiction, we spoke with federal IT leaders and academic experts. 

This is part of our FedTech Focus: Internet of Things video series.


    • Rick Hansen, Professor of Cybersecurity, Capital Technology University 
    • Jeff Evans, Director, Information and Communications Lab, Georgia Tech Research Institute 
    • Robert Hembrook, Director of Cybersecurity, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    • Jonathan Mostowski, Acquisition Specialist, U.S. Digital Service 

Video Highlights

  • The Internet of Things is becoming part of the fabric of daily life and agencies' IT environments. 
  • IoT is much more than just devices, networks and applications, and includes policies, standards and security. 
  • Even though IoT devices tend to be low-cost, agencies must still perform the same level of engineering, and perhaps even more security, needed for other systems.