White Paper: IoT Infrastructure: Asset Tracking Use Case

ATARC Internet of Technology Working Group

August 2021

According to NIST’s practical definition Internet of Technology “bridges operational technology such as sensors and actuators with information technology such as data processing and networking.”

It is evident that Federal Agencies – with hundreds of thousands of fixed and mobile assets, and missions to deliver real-world services – have much to benefit by bridging operations and information technology. In fact, over 60% of agencies are currently deploying or exploring IoT-related projects.

This primer, constructed by the ATARC Internet of Things Working Group, hopes to provide a high-level overview to Federal Agencies on one of the GAO’s identified IoT focus areas: asset tracking.