U.S. Government Approves IoT Platform for Data Collection

The Software AG platform was originally developed for contact tracing by the Department of Defense during the height of the pandemic

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

January 30, 2023

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The U.S. Government has been making strides to expand and strengthen its IoT capabilities in recent months, as industries continue to embrace digitization and data collection becomes a necessity. 

Most recently, the Defense Health Agency granted an Authority to Operate (ATO) to Software AG for its Cumulocity IoT platform, designed as a holistic platform to capture and manage IoT data across any sensor or device.

Under the new ATO, all U.S. government agencies can access Cumulocity IoT to gather data. Use cases include worker health and safety, in-hospital and remote patient monitoring, predictive maintenance for machinery, disaster management and response, asset tracking, and border security. 

“All federal agencies are poised to fully take advantage of IoT in ways that gain faster results for true mission enablement,” said Hank Bailey, Software AG president. “This ATO demonstrates that our Cumulocity IoT platform is secure and scalable to meet the unique challenges required for the Department of Defense and other government agencies.”

The platform was originally developed for contact tracing purposes by the Department of Defense during the height of the pandemic, with the system being device- and use-case agnostic to make it compatible with a wide variety of use cases. As it already complies with the government’s cyber and operational security regulations, it is well-placed to be used as a data hub for other government devices.

The news comes as the market for IoT solutions in the defense industry is set to see a boom, with a Facts and Factors report predicting the sector is expected to reach $65 billion in 2028, up from $32 billion in 2021. 

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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