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Smart and Secure Cities and Communities: Highlights From Washington, D.C.

The Richmond Fed participated in a July conference that brought together hundreds of municipal governments and technology innovators from around the world who have established teams to address shared issues faced by cities and communities.

The 2019 Global City Teams Challenge’s “Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge (GCTC/SC3) Expo” was co-hosted by National Institute of Standards and Technology, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) in Washington, D.C. The expo included a variety of speakers representing the private, public and nonprofit sectors, with an agenda focused on cybersecurity and privacy.

The Richmond Fed was represented by Community Development Regional Manager Jeanne Milliken Bonds, who presented on a Finance and Funding and Innovating Business modeling panel hosted by NTIA. Bonds discussed financing tools and the Community Reinvestment Act, including a discussion on promising practices for natural disaster and resiliency projects and models to finance and extend broadband services. Joining Bonds was moderator Aimee Mecham, NTIA, BroadbandUSA; Meghan Houghton, National Science Foundation; Oliver Kroner, City of Cincinnati; Eric Drummond, Colorado Venture Capital Authority; and Ryeon Corsi, U.S.Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service Telecommunications Program.

Additional information is available on the GCTC Wiki Expo page.

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