The Growing Impact of IoT

The use of Internet of Things (IoT) to manage infrastructure and services is not a new concept, but response to the new normal of pandemic life, natural disasters, and the implementation of 5G networks all could accelerate the implementation of IoT solutions.

Remote Management

Stay-at-home orders, social distancing measures, and backlogged inspection schedules all combine to make a great case for implementing sensors and other IoT devices as part of infrastructure management. With technology providing data on the status of equipment, facilities, and general infrastructure like roads and bridges, the need to deploy inspectors to the field can be minimized. In the short term, this reduces potential points of exposure for inspectors and field staff. Longer term, it adds a new "colleague" to field management teams. IoT can handle routine, low risk monitoring, freeing up humans to focus on more complex or higher priority tasks and activities.

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Dallas Convention Center Adding Amenities

Originally posted on by Arti Patel.

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, formerly the Dallas Convention Center, and Omni Hotel complex will get a facelift this year.

Details were released outlining the planned multi-year construction project that is soon to get underway adding 15,000 square feet of retail and restaurants to the area.

While the Dallas Convention Center already offers potential exhibitors access to more than 1 million sq. ft. of exhibit space, including a 200,000 sq. ft. column-free exhibit hall, three ballrooms, a 9,816-seat arena and 88 total meeting rooms, show runners and attendees alike have maintained two points of contention that the expansion is hoping to tackle.

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GovSec West Coming to Texas November 18th – 20th

GovSec West is the leading event for homeland security, law enforcement, cyber and physical Security professionals looking for proven strategies and technologies to protect our communities, critical infrastructures, and key assets.

The conference is returning to Texas November 18th - 20th at the Gaylord Texan Resort providing valuable information from top government security experts to help fulfill your mission.

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Socrata Powers–and Benefits From–Open Data Movement in Government

Originally posted by Benjamin Romano on Xconomy

Drawing on an unprecedented amount of government data that is easier to access than ever before, more than 11,000 software developers, entrepreneurs, students, and others across the country devoted part of last weekend to building technologies designed to help local, state, and federal governments solve problems and improve their communities.

The first National Day of Civic Hacking encompassed events in 83 cities including Detroit, where an understaffed city department sought help answering its phones; Denver, where the winning team built an app that helps visitors find legal marijuana dispensaries; and Seattle, where teams developed tools to connect people with events in their neighborhoods.

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General visits Fort Hood, speaks at AUSA meeting

Originally posted by Rose L. Thayer on

Central Texas-Fort Hood Chapter of the Association of the United States Army welcomed back an old friend of Fort Hood's for its general membership meeting Wednesday.

Maj. Gen. Frederick Rudesheim, who spent 10 of his 32 years in the Army in Central Texas, visited his old stomping grounds from his new position in San Antonio as commander of U.S. Army South.

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