State Department invests in IoT

C3 IoT has been awarded a contract to provide big data analytics through the Internet of Things to help reduce the State Department’s energy usage.

The State Department is investing up to $25 million in the internet of things.

C3 IoT has been awarded a contract to provide a platform for big data analytics to reduce the State Department’s energy usage and monitor sensor health. 

The multi-year contract will allow the company to analyze data from the department’s systems and sensors at more than 22,000 facilities across the globe, according to Monday’s announcement. Through IoT, the department can monitor energy management and predict facility equipment failure.

C3 IoT will provide an enterprise application development platform as a service (PaaS), and a software application suite.


“We will be able to identify and address outliers across our global buildings portfolio, learn how to improve upon previous embassy designs and operations, and, overall, lower utility and maintenance costs while greatly reducing our energy and environmental footprint,” said Landon Van Dyke, senior advisor of Energy, Environment, and Sustainability at the U.S. Department of State, in a statement.

The C3 IoT Platform is a machine learning-based platform that will be hosted on AWS GovCloud.

“Today, world-leading organizations are using IoT technologies to enable better, data-driven offerings, and that includes government agencies,” Teresa Carlson, Amazon Web Services vice president of worldwide public sector. “Enterprise-wide contracts like this one will allow the State Department to develop smarter programs by taking advantage of energy management and predictive analytics on a global scale.”

Ed Abbo, president and CTO of C3 IoT said the State Department is becoming a “global leader” in IoT. 

Samantha Ehlinger

Written by Samantha Ehlinger

Samantha Ehlinger is a technology reporter for FedScoop. Her work has appeared in the Houston Chronicle, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and several McClatchy papers, including Miami Herald and The State. She was a part of a McClatchy investigative team for the “Irradiated” project on nuclear worker conditions, which won a McClatchy President’s Award. She is a graduate of Texas Christian University. Contact Samantha via email at, or follow her on Twitter at @samehlinger. Subscribe to the Daily Scoop for stories like this in your inbox every morning by signing up here:

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