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US Department of State Awards IoT Contract

By Ken Briodagh June 22, 2016

The U.S. government is slowly acting to catch up with much of the world in terms of IoT implementation, and in a recent announcement, the Department of State has taken a big step in the right direction.

C3 IoT has announced that the U.S. Department of State this week awarded the company a multi-year contract up to $25 million to provide its IoT enterprise application development platform for energy management and predictive analytics. This will be the federal government’s first enterprise-wide contract of this type, which is designed to help achieve and maintain statutory, executive order, and department energy and sustainability goals.

Under the agreement, C3 IoT will enable the U.S. State Department to gain dynamic, real-time operational insights and efficiencies by analyzing all data from enterprise and systems and sensors across the more than 22,000 department facilities in more than 190 countries. The machine learning-based platform and software application suite will monitor, analyze, and support energy management across all of the department’s international assets, predict impending failures of critical facility equipment, and monitor the health of the sensor and device infrastructure.

“With C3 IoT as its strategic technology partner, the Department of State will enhance operational efficiencies by analyzing hundreds of thousands of its facility data points in real time, making our data lakes a rich source of actionable items,” said said Landon Van Dyke, Senior Advisor, Energy, Environment, and Sustainability, U.S. Department of State. “Leveraging the C3 IoT Platform’s extremely powerful machine learning capabilities and scalable infrastructure, 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.”

Using Amazon Web Services (AWS), C3 IoT will deploy and operate the C3 IoT Platform and software applications in the AWS GovCloud, an isolated AWS region designed to host sensitive data and regulated workloads in the cloud, ensuring compliance with U.S. government requirements, including International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program.

“Today, world-leading organizations are using IoT technologies to enable better, data-driven offerings, and that includes government agencies. 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,” said Teresa Carlson, VP, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services, Inc.



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