Jun 23 2015

Bipartisan Group of Senators Sends Letter to GAO, Calling For Study of the “Internet of Things”

Request to GAO Follows Senate Passage of Bipartisan Resolution in March

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Cory A. Booker (D-N.J.), and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) are calling on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to further explore the challenges and opportunities surrounding the “Internet of Things.” In a letter today to Comptroller General Gene Dodaro, the senators highlighted the need to analyze new technologies that will promote economic growth and consumer empowerment.

In March, the Senate unanimously approved Senators Fischer, Ayotte, Booker, and Schatz’s “Internet of Things” resolution (S. Res. 110), which supports a strategy to maintain U.S. global competitiveness in the digital age. It also calls for a modern framework around innovation, recognizing the importance of consensus-based best practices and the need for innovators to drive the future development of the Internet of Things. The rapidly developing market of health wearables and connected technologies represents an expanding industry of consumer products.

Click here to read the senators’ letter.
Click here
to view text of the Internet of Things resolution.


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