Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge (SC3)

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Published 2019-07-01
Point(s) of Contact Lan Jenson
Organization(s) Global City Teams Challenge
Where Washington DC
Press Release

In 2018, NIST and the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) partnered to initiate the Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge (SC3) as an effort to build on the GCTC program and demonstrate the “value and return on investment for designed-in trustworthiness for smart city deployments.

Advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) and the advent of Internet of Things (IoT) devices are enabling municipalities’ development and deployment of Smart City capabilities and solutions. Municipalities are leveraging these smart solutions to provide enhanced services to their citizens; improve the livability of their communities; and promote economic opportunity.