Smart Cities and Communities Act
A Smart City uses information and communications technology (ICT) to enhance its livability, workability and sustainability. It collects information about itself using sensors, devices or other systems, and sends the data to an analytics system to understand what's happening now and what's likely to happen next.
Smart Cities offer the opportunity to capitalize on smart technologies to help drive innovation, stimulate the economy, grow jobs and bolster the country's position as a global technology leader.
The Smart Cities and Communities Act of 2017 was introduced to the House and Senate on October 2, 2017. The purpose of this Act is to promote smart technologies and systems to improve community livability, services, communication, safety, mobility, energy productivity, and resilience to natural and manmade disasters, to reduce costs, traffic congestion, and air pollution, and to promote economic growth and opportunities for communities of all sizes.
The bill would enhance federal coordination and investment through workforce training and technology demonstration programs, improving performance and interoperability, and international cooperation and best practices.
Both CompTIA and TECNA have announced their support for the act.