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U.S. Department of State Awards Enterprise-Wide IoT Platform and Applications Contract to C3 IoT, Running on AWS GovCloud

C3 IoT™ announced that the U.S. Department of State awarded the company a multi-year contract up to $25 million to provide the C3 IoT enterprise application development platform. In collaboration with AWS, C3 IoT , an Advanced Tier APN Partner, will deploy the C3 IoT Platform™ and software applications on AWS GovCloud (US), an isolated AWS region designed to host sensitive data and regulated workloads in the cloud. This ensures compliance with U.S. government requirements, including International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).

This is the federal government’s first enterprise-wide contract to deploy predictive analytics and energy management technology globally, which will help achieve and maintain statutory, executive order, and departmental energy and sustainability goals.

Cost savings, efficiency, and improved innovation

Enterprise-wide contracts like this one will allow the Department of State to enhance operational efficiencies by taking advantage of real-time access to all telemetry, enterprise, and extraprise data across 22,000+ Department facilities worldwide and leveraging predictive analytics on a global scale. With C3 IoT’s machine learning-based platform and software application suite, the State Department can predict impending failures of critical facility equipment, automatically monitor, analyze, and manage energy usage across all assets, and assess the health of the sensor and device infrastructure. Whether for enhanced situational awareness or faster response time, IoT gives access to real-time information previously not available.

World-leading organizations are using C3 IoT and AWS Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to enable smarter, data-driven offerings. AWS works with our public sector customers, applying IoT capabilities and solutions to challenges and opportunities to improve government services including transportation, public safety, and city services. From parking to officer safety to water management, agencies can achieve cost savings, efficiency, and improved innovation.

Secure access to devices

In addition to increased efficiency, with AWS GovCloud (US), the device connections and data are secure. We provide authentication and end-to-end encryption throughout all points of connection, meaning the data is never exchanged between devices and AWS IoT without proven identity using mutual authentication and encryption. And, the AWS GovCloud (US) region is only managed by and accessible to U.S. persons. Secure access to devices and applications is enabled by applying policies with granular permissions.

“With sensors being deployed across 22,000 buildings worldwide, the State Department is ready to employ big data analytics to reveal insights that will drive operational efficiencies across the agency and deliver substantial taxpayer savings,” said Ed Abbo, President and CTO, C3 IoT. “By transforming its operations and standardizing energy management best practices, the State Department is becoming a strong environmental steward and global leader in the emerging Internet of Things.”

AWS Public Sector Blog Team

AWS Public Sector Blog Team

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