Collaborating for Better Smart Cities

Over the past four years, the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Global City Teams Challenge brought together smart-community leaders from around the country to collaborate on common issues.  But Sokwoo Rhee, associate director of cyber-physical systems program at NIST, knew that something was missing.

For the first time, NIST will co-host GCTC with the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate as the Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge.  The kickoff conference, which runs Feb. 6-8, will incorporate security and privacy experts from S&T into seven technology focus areas, or superclusters.

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Katie Easton