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How Can Smart City Open Standards Be Achieved?

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The MITRE Smart City Summit featured a major stance from Michael Dunaway, program lead for Global Communities Technology Challenge program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The stance: the importance of smart city open standards. Some of his points included opportunity for future growth of digital technologies to improve city infrastructure, prevent […]

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The MITRE Smart City Summit featured a major stance from Michael Dunaway, program lead for Global Communities Technology Challenge program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The stance: the importance of smart city open standards. Some of his points included opportunity for future growth of digital technologies to improve city infrastructure, prevent […]

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