Guiding principles for a more capable, inclusive, and Smarter DC

  • NIST Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) Emergency Preparedness & Resiliency SuperCluster
    Washington DC has been appointed as the Lead City for the NIST SuperCluster for Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Recovery, and Resilience. The NIST GCTC SuperCluster approach is intended to enable the cities to join forces and pursue shared objectives and common approaches for collaborative engagements which result in tangible deployments that are multi-city and multi-stakeholder in nature.
    • OCTO will be hosting an Emergency Preparedness & Resiliency SuperCluster Meeting in February 2017
    DC Among 15 Cities Selected by US Ignite, National Science Foundation 'Gigabit Communities Program
    As part of a major announcement by the White House on Monday, September 26th, the District was selected as one of 15 cities by US Ignite/National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop gigabit applications that will help enable critical business needs for cities in the key areas of healthcare, public safety, education, and transportation. OCTO led this highly competitive application process and played a key role in the District being selected which is a major accomplishment for our city and demonstrates our ability to compete among the top cities doing advanced research. Each of the 15 selected cities that make up the “Smart Gigabit Community” will develop two gigabit applications that provides advanced technology solutions and agrees to share those applications with the other cities in the network. (read more)
    Smarter DC Industry Engagement
    The Smarter DC Tiger Team hosted its second highly successful Industry Engagement on Friday August 19th. To set the stage for this event the Smarter DC Tiger Team defined several real-world business needs across city operations, economic development, system integration, and public safety that inspired 16 different companies to come in and demonstrate over 22 different smart city applications and capabilities. From across the city there was great participation for this event from a number of District agencies, the DowntownDC and Golden Triangle BIDs, and from members of the DC MetroLab universities (Georgetown, GW, and Howard). The next step in the process will be to discuss which of the technologies that the Smarter DC Tiger Team wanted to evaluate further and potentially pilot. (read more)
    Pennsylvania Avenue 2040 (PA 2040) Launch
    On October 20th, Mayor Muriel Bowser, CTO Archana Vemulapalli, Golden Triangle BID Executive Director Leona Agouridis, and NCPC Executive Director Marcel Acosta announced the launch of the Pennsylvania Avenue 2040 (PA 2040) project. The PA 2040 phase I delivers ubiquitous Gigabit Wi-Fi and Intelligent Lighting in the project’s three square block footprint (17th – 20th Street and G – I Street NW). We are now planning the PA 2040 phase II which is expected to include other ‘smart city’ capabilities such as video sensors, environmental monitoring, intelligent water monitoring, and more. (news release)
    The Smart City Expo World Congress (Barcelona) selects the District’s paper on Smarter DC
    This is one of the largest and most important Smart City events around the world. OCTO submitted a whitepaper (one of 347 submissions) regarding Washington DC’s Smart City efforts and the PA-2040 project and was selected as one of the top few projects for a Congress Presentation. The District will also be submitting the whitepaper for a Smart City Expo World Congress award for our innovative and strategically focused smart city efforts. Smart City Expo World Congress

Economic Development

Smart economic development leverages the technology fabric across the city in both the public and private sectors to drive efficiencies, create opportunities, and reduce costs across the entire marketplace. Achieving a smarter, more connected, and capable city will have a positive impact on the District’s economic landscape. For example, public Wi-Fi connects businesses and customers in new ways, even supporting actual business transactions by enabling point-of-sale technologies.

Smart City Initiatives

  • Downtown BID Waste Tracking Project

    This project involves deploying sensors in the Downtown DC and Anacostia Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) to monitor waste capacity and utilize data analytics applications that will provide actionable information to inform and enhance waste management is this area

    Downtown Bid
  • Large-scale & Special Events Permitting Portal

    In an effort to streamline and improve coordination of large-scale and special event operations, MPD is interested in working with our DC Government partners (specifically permitting agencies), to develop a centralized information portal and repository

    MPD
  • Movement Analytics

    The use of video sensors to classify and count city movement (people, bikes, cares, etc.) to measure traffic volume and flows in key economic development corridors and event locations. The primary goal is to measure city traffic (people, bikes, cars, etc.) for volumes and flows that will provide data analytics to aid in improving city operations, economic planning efforts, and other ways of understanding and improving our city.

    OCTO
  • OCP Forecast of Contracts Web Portal

    This online portal will advises and inform the District’s vendor community when and what the District will procure

    OCP
  • PA 2040 Phase I

    Proof of concept project that helps define Smart City governance frameworks, interoperability standards, and models for replication, scalability, and sustainability.

    OCTO
  • ParkDC Chinatown

    Proof of concept initiative to effectively and efficiently manage parking using Multimodal Value Pricing technology

    DDOT
  • Smart EcoDistrict

    Initiative to transform an isolated federal precinct into more highly livable and sustainable neighborhood.

    NCPC
  • St. Elizabeths East

    Initiative to equip the St. Elizabeths East campus with foundational technology infrastructure that will support future Smart City applications and capabilities.

    DMPED
  • Street Light LED Project

    This is an effort of evaluating the conversion of the District’s street lights to LEDs through an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) model.

    OP3
  • Urban Heat Island Mapping

    Initiative of using sensor technology to capture temperature data that produces heat mapping data analytics.

    DOEE
  • Urban Living Labs

    Initiative that will leverage a network of sensor-based technologies to produce environment data analytics.

    GWU
  • Vendor Invoice Payment Project

    OCP will work with the OCFO and OCTO to enhance our Procurement Automated Support System (PASS) and the SOAR financial system to allow vendor invoices to be processed through the systems

    OCTO

Energy & Environment

The District through Sustainable DC is on its way to be the healthiest, greenest and most livable city in the nation. Smart City technologies help advance the District’s sustainability goals through various data visualization and community monitoring tools, including: smart roof mapping, energy and water benchmarking visualization, urban heat island mapping and the addition of electric vehicles charging stations to buildings.

Smart City Initiatives

  • Critical Customer Notification

    Certain customers have the potential to be more adversely impacted by interruptions of service or require more specialized notifications when an incident occurs

    DC Water
  • Customer Open Data Initiative

    This initiative will provide customers with access to multiple data sources on-line through a common mapping service

    DC Water
  • Distribution Management

    DC Water plans to increase the number of pressure monitoring points in the distribution system to improve the overall management of the system and to ensure the system operates most efficiently

    DC Water
  • Downtown BID Waste Tracking Project

    This project involves deploying sensors in the Downtown DC and Anacostia Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) to monitor waste capacity and utilize data analytics applications that will provide actionable information to inform and enhance waste management is this area

    Downtown Bid
  • Emergency Response

    Effective emergency response is essential for maintaining system reliability for the city’s water system

    DC Water
  • Flood Management

    DC Water envisions an intelligent flood management system to more quickly identify potential flooding events using a series of strategically placed flow and level sensors in conjunction of CCTV cameras.

    DC Water
  • Integrated Work Planning, Scheduling & Dispatching

    The objective of this initiative is to combine disparate sources of information into a single ArcGIS based portal to optimize resources and improve work planning, scheduling & dispatching

    DC Water
  • PA 2040 Phase I

    Proof of concept project that helps define Smart City governance frameworks, interoperability standards, and models for replication, scalability, and sustainability.

    OCTO
  • PA 2040 Phase II

    Phase II of PA 2040 PoC focuses on adding smart city technology to develop scalability, sustainability, and interoperability models and frameworks.

    OCTO
  • Smart Devices (Valves, Hydrants, Backflow Preventers)

    Extending our eyes and ears into the system allows for better management and control

    DC Water
  • Smart Waste Management

    This pilot is to evaluate the business value of adding a sensor technology to some of the waste cans that will provide data analytics on the fill levels which will allow DPW to identify if waste collection efficiencies can be achieved using this data.

    OCTO
  • Smithsonian’s National Zoo Solar-Powered Park ...

    DOEE partnered with the EPA to bring a solar and wind-powered air monitoring station in the form of an information exhibit in the Smithsonian’s National Zoo

    DOEE
  • St. Elizabeths East

    Initiative to equip the St. Elizabeths East campus with foundational technology infrastructure that will support future Smart City applications and capabilities.

    DMPED
  • Street Light LED Project

    This is an effort of evaluating the conversion of the District’s street lights to LEDs through an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) model.

    OP3
  • Washington DC Bald Eagle Nest Cam

    In 2014 a pair of bald eagles decided to nest near the U.S. National Arboretum, which is operated by the United States Department of Agriculture and is the first Bald Eagle pair to nest in this location since 1947

    DOEE
  • Water Leak Detection

    DC Water is currently evaluating the implementation of Leak Detection capabilities to help improve overall water service reliability

    DC Water
  • Water Quality Monitoring

    Water quality is essential to DC Water’s mission of providing safe and reliable drinking water

    DC Water

Healthcare

Smart health monitoring, telehealth, and other applications rely on the public’s ability to connect to the Internet. Expanded public Wi-Fi and integrated data analytics can support and enhance social program management and responses (for example during extreme weather or air quality conditions) as well as real-time public health communications and long-term planning.

Infrastructure

An integrated, responsive, and diverse digital infrastructure is the key factor to achieving a smarter city. Comprehensive infrastructure solutions enable a wide range of technologies such as smart grids and utility systems, intelligent buildings, and mobility solutions that contribute to greater accessibility to city services, more efficient and cost-effective management of city assets and resources, and a more sustainable ecosystem overall.

Smart City Initiatives

  • Critical Customer Notification

    Certain customers have the potential to be more adversely impacted by interruptions of service or require more specialized notifications when an incident occurs

    DC Water
  • Customer Open Data Initiative

    This initiative will provide customers with access to multiple data sources on-line through a common mapping service

    DC Water
  • Distribution Management

    DC Water plans to increase the number of pressure monitoring points in the distribution system to improve the overall management of the system and to ensure the system operates most efficiently

    DC Water
  • Downtown BID Waste Tracking Project

    This project involves deploying sensors in the Downtown DC and Anacostia Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) to monitor waste capacity and utilize data analytics applications that will provide actionable information to inform and enhance waste management is this area

    Downtown Bid
  • Emergency Response

    Effective emergency response is essential for maintaining system reliability for the city’s water system

    DC Water
  • Expanded National Mall Wi-Fi

    Initiative to expand Public Wi-Fi coverage in the vicinity of the Washington Monument, Korean War Memorial and World War II memorial.

    National Park Service
  • Flood Management

    DC Water envisions an intelligent flood management system to more quickly identify potential flooding events using a series of strategically placed flow and level sensors in conjunction of CCTV cameras.

    DC Water
  • Integrated Work Planning, Scheduling & Dispatching

    The objective of this initiative is to combine disparate sources of information into a single ArcGIS based portal to optimize resources and improve work planning, scheduling & dispatching

    DC Water
  • PA 2040 Phase I

    Proof of concept project that helps define Smart City governance frameworks, interoperability standards, and models for replication, scalability, and sustainability.

    OCTO
  • ParkDC Chinatown

    Proof of concept initiative to effectively and efficiently manage parking using Multimodal Value Pricing technology

    DDOT
  • Smart Devices (Valves, Hydrants, Backflow Preventers)

    Extending our eyes and ears into the system allows for better management and control

    DC Water
  • St. Elizabeths East

    Initiative to equip the St. Elizabeths East campus with foundational technology infrastructure that will support future Smart City applications and capabilities.

    DMPED
  • Street Light LED Project

    This is an effort of evaluating the conversion of the District’s street lights to LEDs through an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) model.

    OP3
  • Urban Living Labs

    Initiative that will leverage a network of sensor-based technologies to produce environment data analytics.

    GWU
  • Water Leak Detection

    DC Water is currently evaluating the implementation of Leak Detection capabilities to help improve overall water service reliability

    DC Water
  • Water Quality Monitoring

    Water quality is essential to DC Water’s mission of providing safe and reliable drinking water

    DC Water

Public Safety

Smart public safety infrastructure and services act a force multiplier enabling fast, accurate emergency response and crime prevention. Citizens benefit through greater awareness and engagement. Public safety’s ability to integrate data leads to greater actionable intelligence and situational awareness.

Smart City Initiatives

  • Large-scale & Special Events Permitting Portal

    In an effort to streamline and improve coordination of large-scale and special event operations, MPD is interested in working with our DC Government partners (specifically permitting agencies), to develop a centralized information portal and repository

    MPD
  • Movement Analytics

    The use of video sensors to classify and count city movement (people, bikes, cares, etc.) to measure traffic volume and flows in key economic development corridors and event locations. The primary goal is to measure city traffic (people, bikes, cars, etc.) for volumes and flows that will provide data analytics to aid in improving city operations, economic planning efforts, and other ways of understanding and improving our city.

    OCTO
  • MPD CCTV Network Upgrade

    A collaborative effort between MPD and OCTO to upgrade and modernize the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) connectivity for MPD’s CCTV network.

    MPD
  • PA 2040 Phase II

    Phase II of PA 2040 PoC focuses on adding smart city technology to develop scalability, sustainability, and interoperability models and frameworks.

    OCTO
  • Smart Waste Management

    This pilot is to evaluate the business value of adding a sensor technology to some of the waste cans that will provide data analytics on the fill levels which will allow DPW to identify if waste collection efficiencies can be achieved using this data.

    OCTO

Transportation

Smart transportation efforts help urban mobility and transportation systems become safer, more efficient, and environmentally friendly—overall more intelligent. Citizens benefit through more efficient access use of the District’s roadways, more reliable and predictable public transportation, and more meaningful services associated with mobility. This focus area includes the technologies, business models, ecosystems, and value chains required to make smart transportation a reality.

Smart City Initiatives

  • Large-scale & Special Events Permitting Portal

    In an effort to streamline and improve coordination of large-scale and special event operations, MPD is interested in working with our DC Government partners (specifically permitting agencies), to develop a centralized information portal and repository

    MPD
  • Movement Analytics

    The use of video sensors to classify and count city movement (people, bikes, cares, etc.) to measure traffic volume and flows in key economic development corridors and event locations. The primary goal is to measure city traffic (people, bikes, cars, etc.) for volumes and flows that will provide data analytics to aid in improving city operations, economic planning efforts, and other ways of understanding and improving our city.

    OCTO
  • MPD CCTV Network Upgrade

    A collaborative effort between MPD and OCTO to upgrade and modernize the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) connectivity for MPD’s CCTV network.

    MPD
  • PA 2040 Phase I

    Proof of concept project that helps define Smart City governance frameworks, interoperability standards, and models for replication, scalability, and sustainability.

    OCTO
  • PA 2040 Phase II

    Phase II of PA 2040 PoC focuses on adding smart city technology to develop scalability, sustainability, and interoperability models and frameworks.

    OCTO
  • ParkDC Chinatown

    Proof of concept initiative to effectively and efficiently manage parking using Multimodal Value Pricing technology

    DDOT
  • Smart Waste Management

    This pilot is to evaluate the business value of adding a sensor technology to some of the waste cans that will provide data analytics on the fill levels which will allow DPW to identify if waste collection efficiencies can be achieved using this data.

    OCTO

Urban Planning

Smart city data and services will inform, support, and develop from placemaking urban planning efforts in the District, which emphasize not only efficiency and sustainability but concepts of fairness and inclusion.

Smart City Initiatives

  • Downtown BID Waste Tracking Project

    This project involves deploying sensors in the Downtown DC and Anacostia Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) to monitor waste capacity and utilize data analytics applications that will provide actionable information to inform and enhance waste management is this area

    Downtown Bid
  • Expanded National Mall Wi-Fi

    Initiative to expand Public Wi-Fi coverage in the vicinity of the Washington Monument, Korean War Memorial and World War II memorial.

    National Park Service
  • Movement Analytics

    The use of video sensors to classify and count city movement (people, bikes, cares, etc.) to measure traffic volume and flows in key economic development corridors and event locations. The primary goal is to measure city traffic (people, bikes, cars, etc.) for volumes and flows that will provide data analytics to aid in improving city operations, economic planning efforts, and other ways of understanding and improving our city.

    OCTO
  • PA 2040 Phase I

    Proof of concept project that helps define Smart City governance frameworks, interoperability standards, and models for replication, scalability, and sustainability.

    OCTO
  • St. Elizabeths East

    Initiative to equip the St. Elizabeths East campus with foundational technology infrastructure that will support future Smart City applications and capabilities.

    DMPED