St. Louis, DHS team up for smart city pilot

The City of St. Louis has partnered with the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate and the Open Geospatial Consortium for a smart cities pilot program.

The program will take place in downtown St. Louis’ technology innovation center “T-Rex,” where the groups will research and test the Smart City Interoperability Reference Architecture. The interoperable framework will integrate with commercial internet of things (IoT) sensors, including flood, video and route management sensors.

The pilot is intended to enhance public safety for the community, improve operations and collaboration across city departments, and help the city take advantage of technology that’s available now, “not years away,” DHS Science and Technology Directorate Program Manager Norman Speicher told Smart Cities Dive.