The “Internet of Things” is more than just “iPhone-controlled thermostats and washing machines capable of texting — it could also drive significant economic growth in the United States, a group of senators argues.”
Weeks after the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held the first-ever hearing on the topic, Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., introduced a resolution pushing for a national strategy on the Internet of Things — a term for a network of connected devices, sensors and objects. Fischer issued the resolution on behalf of herself and senators Cory Booker, D-N.J.; Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; and Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, who also all requested the initial hearing.
The resolution proposed that the United States devise a national strategy incentivizing the development of the Internet of Things in both public and private entities.
As a key part of that strategy, the group proposed the government “commit itself to using the Internet of Things to improve its efficiency and effectiveness and cut waste, fraud and abuse whenever possible,” according to the resolution. …