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Washington DC
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National Mall
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Type of Municipality City
Date Established 1790
Area 68.3468.34 sq.mi <br />177 sq.km <br />43,737.6 Acres <br />
Elevation 419 ft127.711 m <br />
Population 689545689,545 people <br />
Timezone EST
Members

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Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia, also known as just Washington or just D.C., is the capital city and only federal district of the United States. It is located on the east bank of the Potomac River, which forms its southwestern and southern border with the U.S. state of Virginia, and shares a land border with the U.S. state of Maryland on its remaining sides. The city was named for George Washington, a Founding Father and the first president of the United States, and the federal district is named after Columbia, a female personification of the nation. As the seat of the U.S. federal government and several international organizations, the city is an important world political capital.[11] It is one of the most visited cities in the U.S., seeing over 20 million visitors in 2016.

Activities

Age In Place.JPG Connecting the Dots Technology Enhanced Aging-in-Place for Residents of Waterfront Village
The Objectives of this project are:
  • Integrates technology into every aspect of the organizational structure and functioning of a senior village organization (Waterfront Village) as a model aging-in-place project
  • Develops programs that realize the potential of technology for elders, their families, and their caregivers in community committed to aging-in-place
  • Provides the technical support that makes its possible for people ageing-in-place to become familiar and comfortable using advanced technology.
CAAREN.jpg CyberCity Education Platform
# Expand upon an existing NSF CICI grant at GW to extend regional access to the Michigan Cyber Range over CAAREN (100 Gbps DWDM network interconnected with Internet2) and develop enhanced real-world training environments using an advanced software defined multi-service exchange (MSX) technology.
  1. Establish a city-wide cyber representation of the IT infrastructure, underlying operational work flows, utilities management, emergency services and administrative operations as a platform for cybersecurity training in offensive and defensive tactics.
  2. Provide customizable courses and training practicum that can be configured to mimic the systems being tested by teams of cybersecurity engineers and their non-technical managers.
TheLabDC.png DC Asset Management Lab at the University of the District of Columbia
DC Government desires dramatic benefits through the use of the ISO 55000 management system for asset management and asset visualization tools and processes piloted through the U.S. Federal Government. The Lab allows a series of DC Government problems to be addressed in a 4-week workshop requiring 20 total hours that points to publicly available solution sets that can be deployed by DC or any other municipality that sends students to courses.
Sensors-DC600.png Environmental Sensing Across the Metro DC Region
Create a network of environmental sensors placed on campuses throughout Washington DC that are participating in the DC MetroLab partnership. This effort will enable public access to environmental data like temperature, wind, gas and particulate concentration, and even traffic flows, simultaneously from all over the city. Involves city technology, planning, and networking agencies and MetroLab partners; George Washington, Georgetown, American, Howard and The District of Columbia Universities.
988 Image.png Open 988
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. While some areas may be currently able to connect to the Lifeline by dialing 988, this dialing code will be available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16, 2022.
PA2040 Project.png PA2040 Public Wi-Fi
Create wireless mesh backhaul infrastructure as part of smart city IoT deployment throughout the 1700 to 1900 blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC to enable public connectivity to services and enhanced connectivity for government operations and public safety. Involves city technology, planning, and transportation agencies, local Business Improvement District (BID), federal District planning agency, and technology solution providers.
SmartRuralCommunityAC.jpg Smart Rural Community
The Smart Rural Community (SRC) network is made up of a group of carefully vetted, rural broadband providers who are committed to driving growth and creating opportunities for their communities. SRC providers enable fast, reliable and sustainable connectivity needed to thrive in an online world, especially as the demand for distance learning, telemedicine and remote work grows. And for those who live in these communities, it means equal opportunity for education, resources, entrepreneurship and more.
SmartShuttle.jpg SmartShuttle
Our second autonomous vehicle pilot will build upon the “lessons learned” from our GCTC 2015 “First Mile/Last Mile” study (GCTC Action Cluster SMOOTH). The City of Columbus was recently named one of the seven finalists in the US Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge. Our GCTC 2016 project will, therefore, concentrate on a scalable and replicable low speed automated shuttle solution for use in the Smart City of Columbus. This automated shuttle solution will use a small (two-seater) electric driverless vehicle with a scalable and replicable software, hardware control and decision making architecture. The eventual aim of the project is pilot deployment in an urban driving environment with low speed vehicles and intersections at/near the outdoor shopping area of Easton Town Center in Columbus. The scalable and replicable approach will enable the easy adaptation of the same system to other parts of the City of Columbus and to other similar pilot deployment sites in other cities in the US.
U-s-central-bank-digital-currency.jpg U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency
The Digital Dollar Project is a partnership between Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Digital Dollar Foundation to advance exploration of a United States Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). The purpose of the Project is to encourage research and public discussion on the potential advantages of a digital dollar, convene private sector thought leaders and actors, and propose possible models to support the public sector. The Project will moderate programs with interested stakeholders to measure the value of and and establish practical steps that can be taken to establish a digital dollar.
link=Media:'"`UNIQ-NOPARSEhttps://www.hickenlooper.senate.gov/press_releases/hickenlooper-introduces-bill-to-promote-vehicle-to-grid-charging-for-electric-school-buses/ BIDIRECTIONAL Act introduced in US Senate
A new bill introduced Friday by US Senator Angus King of Maine could unlock the true potential of electric school buses and provide stability to communities in need. The BIDIRECTIONAL Act would “create a program dedicated to deploying electric school buses with bidirectional vehicle-to-grid (V2G) flow capability.”
link=Media:'"`UNIQ-NOPARSEhttps://bonamici.house.gov/media/press-releases/us-department-commerce-invests-approximately-414-million-boost-forest-products $41.4 Million to Boost Forest Products Industry in Oregon
Today, President Biden will announce the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition as one of 21 winners of the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge, the most impactful regional economic development competition in decades. Funded by President Biden’s American Rescue Plan and administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Regional Challenge is awarding approximately $41.4 million in grants to the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition, led by the Port of Portland, to modernize and boost the forest products industry in Oregon.
link=Media:'"`UNIQ-NOPARSEhttps://www.internetforall.gov/program/enabling-middle-mile-broadband-infrastructure-program Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure
The Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program provides funding for this vital part of our nation's high-speed network. With $1 billion in funding, the program will reduce the cost of bringing high-speed internet to unserved and underserved communities.
link=Media:'"`UNIQ-NOPARSEhttps://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/03/01/fact-sheet-president-biden-to-announce-strategy-to-address-our-national-mental-health-crisis-as-part-of-unity-agenda-in-his-first-state-of-the-union/ White House Announces National 988 Service
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. While some areas may be currently able to connect to the Lifeline by dialing 988, this dialing code will be available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16, 2022.
link=Media:'"`UNIQ-NOPARSEhttps://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/03/01/fact-sheet-president-biden-to-announce-strategy-to-address-our-national-mental-health-crisis-as-part-of-unity-agenda-in-his-first-state-of-the-union/ Strategy to Address Our National Mental Health Crisis
The President’s FY23 budget will invest $700 million in programs – like the National Health Service Corps, Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program, and the Minority Fellowship Program – that provide training, access to scholarships and loan repayment to mental health and substance use disorder clinicians committed to practicing in rural and other underserved communities.
link=Media:'"`UNIQ-NOPARSEhttps://opencommons.org/images/1/16/DE-FOA-0002572.pdf US DOE Announces $125 Million for Small Business R&D
In support of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to build the American economy back better, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $125 million for small businesses pursuing clean energy research and development (R&D) projects. The projects range from grid modernization and carbon removal to renewable energy and energy storage.
link=Media:'"`UNIQ-NOPARSEhttps://opencommons.org/images/8/8c/US_DOT_Ports_2022.pdf U.S. DOT Port Infrastructure
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced nearly $450 million in newly available grant funding for port-related projects through the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP)—by far the largest investment in the program ever. These grants can help ports expand capacity and improve the movement of goods through our supply chains.
link=Media:'"`UNIQ-NOPARSEhttps://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/alternative_fuel_corridors/nominations/90d_nevi_formula_program_guidance.pdf National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
The purpose of this memorandum is to highlight the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program authorized under Paragraph (2) under the Highway Infrastructure Program heading in title VIII of division J of the BIL.
link=Media:'"`UNIQ-NOPARSEhttps://opencommons.org/images/a/a8/Charging-Forward_A-Toolkit-for-Planning-and-Funding-Rural-Electric-Mobility-Infrastructure_Feb2022.pdf Charging Forward
The rapid growth in electric vehicles (EVs) today is part of a fundamental shift in transportation, a change that promises substantial benefits to individuals, businesses, communities, and the entire Nation. All Americans, regardless of where they live, should have the opportunity to benefit from the lower operating costs, reduced maintenance needs, and improved performance that EVs provide.
link=Media:'"`UNIQ-NOPARSEhttps://opencommons.org/images/4/4c/USDOT_FY22_Phase_I_Solicitation.pdf USDOT Small Business Innovation Research Program
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program Fiscal Year 2022 Phase I solicitation on Monday. The SBIR Program awards contracts to small businesses across the country to spur research and commercialization of innovative transportation technologies. This year, research topics focus on artificial intelligence, intelligent road systems, material safety, equity, climate change, and more.
link=[[Media:{{{Link}}}]] RAISE grant
The U.S. Department of Transportation has published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $1.5 billion in grant funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program. The popular program helps communities around the country carry out projects with significant local or regional impact.
link=Media:'"`UNIQ-NOPARSEhttps://www.us-ignite.org/start-act-to-reinvigorate-smart-cities-challenge/ START Act to Reinvigorate Smart Cities Challenge
The START Act aims to revive and expand the Obama Administration’s Smart Cities Challenge. The Department of Transportation and other federal agencies would be responsible for designing and executing a new Smart Cities Challenge that would award major grants to communities implementing smart transportation proposals.
link=Media:'"`UNIQ-NOPARSEhttps://www.hydrogen.energy.gov/pdfs/hydrogen-program-plan-2020.pdf DOE Hydrogen Program Plan
This plan provides a coordinated high-level summary of hydrogen related activities across DOE.
link=Media:'"`UNIQ-NOPARSEhttps://www.vibrant.org/988/ Vibrant and 988
As the current administrator of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Vibrant Emotional Health is pleased that 988 has been designated as the three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and increase accessibility of the Lifeline for individuals beginning July 16, 2022.

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