‘Smart City’ Technologies Could Pave Way to Army’s ‘Installation of the Future’

‘Smart City’ Technologies Could Pave Way to Army’s ‘Installation of the Future’

Dan Cohen July 11, 2018

In its quest to shape the “installation of the future,” the Army over the next 12 to 18 months plans to launch several pilot programs to test “smart city” technologies. Much of the Army’s effort to design the installation of the future will focus on new ways to deliver services, or to stop providing them altogether, reports Federal News Radio. The first step will be to solicit input from soldiers about what services are important to them and how they want them delivered, said Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, the Army’s assistant chief of staff for installation management.

“Today’s soldiers want to be able to have service at their phone tips, so to speak, an app for everything,” Bingham said at a conference hosted by the service’s Training and Doctrine Command. Many services could be provided by the private sector or nonprofits, such as child care and housing referral, she said.

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