State Department invests in IoT


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The State Department is investing up to $25 million in the internet of things.

C3 IoT has been awarded a contract to provide a platform for big data analytics to reduce the State Department’s energy usage and monitor sensor health. 

The multi-year contract will allow the company to analyze data from the department’s systems and sensors at more than 22,000 facilities across the globe, according to Monday’s announcement. Through IoT, the department can monitor energy management and predict facility equipment failure.

C3 IoT will provide an enterprise application development platform as a service (PaaS), and a software application suite.

“We will be able to identify and address outliers across our global buildings portfolio, learn how to improve upon previous embassy designs and operations, and, overall, lower utility and maintenance costs while greatly reducing our energy and environmental footprint,” said Landon Van Dyke, senior advisor of Energy, Environment, and Sustainability at the U.S. Department of State, in a statement.

The C3 IoT Platform is a machine learning-based platform that will be hosted on AWS GovCloud.

“Today, world-leading organizations are using IoT technologies to enable better, data-driven offerings, and that includes government agencies,” Teresa Carlson, Amazon Web Services vice president of worldwide public sector. “Enterprise-wide contracts like this one will allow the State Department to develop smarter programs by taking advantage of energy management and predictive analytics on a global scale.”

Ed Abbo, president and CTO of C3 IoT said the State Department is becoming a “global leader” in IoT. 

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