SMART IoT Act reintroduced in the House of Representatives

After failing to pass the US Senate last fall, Congressman Bob Latta from the House of Representatives has reintroduced the State of Modern Application, Research, and Trends (SMART) IoT Act. The bill tasks the US Department of Commerce (DoC) to conduct a comprehensive study on the status of the Internet of things (IoT) in the USA. According to the bill, the research should focus on: listing US tech companies and public-private partnerships (PPP) that develop and promote the use of IoT; evaluating the status of IoT standards and federal regulations of IoT; and identifying federal government resources for consumers and small businesses to assess connected devices.