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NIST IOT Advisory Board February Meeting Open to the Public


Sessions to Cover Sustainable Infrastructure, Public Safety, Health Care, and More

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host an Internet of Things (IoT) Advisory Board virtual meeting session open to the public on February 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.

The meeting is expected to focus on reviewing final editing of the IoT Advisory Board's report for the IoT Federal Working Group and the recommendations in that report. Additionally, as noted in the February 6 Federal Register notice, recommendations and discussions are expected to address the specific focus areas for the report cited in the legislation and the charter:

  • Smart traffic and transit technologies
  • Augmented logistics and supply chains
  • Sustainable infrastructure
  • Precision agriculture
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Public safety
  • Health care

Furthermore, the IoT Advisory Board may discuss other elements that the legislation called for in the report, including:

  • Whether adequate spectrum is available to support the growing Internet of Things and what legal or regulatory barriers may exist to providing any spectrum needed in the future
  • Policies, programs, or multi-stakeholder activities that: promote or are related to the privacy of individuals who use or are affected by the Internet of Things; may enhance the security of the Internet of Things, including the security of critical infrastructure; may protect users of the Internet of Things; and may encourage coordination among federal agencies with jurisdiction over the Internet of Things

Previously, as ANSI reported, the NCCoE held October sessions that focused on establishing consensus on recommendations and refinements to the IoT Advisory Board’s report, and December sessions that focused on recommendations for the report. The most recent January sessions are posted on NIST’s website.

To attend the February session or to request to speak to the IoT Advisory Board, access instructions on the IoT Advisory Board's web page. More information can be found in the February 6 Federal Register notice.

More About the IoT Advisory Board and IoT Federal Working Group

Among its key priorities, the advisory board guides the IoT Federal Working Group on matters including the identification of any federal regulations, programs, or policies that may inhibit or promote the development of IoT; situations in which IoT could deliver significant and scalable economic and societal benefits to the United States; IoT opportunities and challenges for small businesses; and any IoT-related international opportunities for the U.S.

Formed in response to Executive Order 14028, the working group focuses on policies that impact IoT–the digital networks that comprise countless connections and devices. The Executive Order allocates federal resources to build a more robust cybersecurity presence in the U.S. and requests that NIST create the two programs to advise and study the IoT and how secure data are within this network.


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