$6 Million in funding from National Science Foundation Project to jumpstart a critical mass of smart city gigabit applications in 15 communities September 14, 2015 (Washington, DC) — Today, US Ignite is excited to announce that it has been awarded a $6 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation to build a living lab […]

Google Mows My Lawn

The grand prize winner of $500 cash at the StartFEST Gigabit Hackathon Presented by Google Fiber DevMountain in Provo today was Team “Google Mows My Lawn.” The team members were brothers Doug, Dan, and David Leonard. They modified a Kyobi electric lawn mower by adding two smartphones and computer-driven wheels so that the mower […]

Save the Date for GCTC 2016

Municipal leaders and innovators will gather at the NIST Campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland on November 12-13 for an important event related to the next round of Global City Team Challenge (GCTC). An agenda for the November event and a summary of exciting changes that NIST and US Ignite have planned for the next round of […]

Join US Ignite at GovLoop’s IoT Connected Government Training in DC

Register Today! Join US Ignite’s Executive Director William Wallace in Washington, D.C. next Tuesday, August 25 at the Renaissance Hotel for a free, half-day Internet of Things training sponsored by GovLoop. Partners will discuss how agencies at the federal, state, and local level are starting to leverage technology and the Internet of Things in new […]

City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge 2015

US Ignite partner Amazon is offering a new challenge for smart cities using the Amazon cloud. US Ignite is happy to alert its members to opportunities that may turn out to be synergistic with US Ignite. The following information is from Amazon: Local and regional governments are innovating quickly […]