INTERNET OF THINGS: Information on Use by Federal Agencies
GAO-20-577: Published: Aug 13, 2020. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 2020.
""Internet of Things" technology refers to devices collecting information, communicating it to a network and, in some cases, completing a task—like unlocking doors using a smartphone application.
Many agencies use this technology to control equipment, monitor building systems, or perform other tasks. For example, the Environmental Protection Agency uses sensors on buoys to monitor water quality and detect substances that could be harmful to humans and fish."