Excerpts from Engineering.com’s article about C3.ai’s contract win with the U.S. Department of State include:
The U.S. State Department recently awarded C3.ai a contract to provide the department with the C3.ai platform for application development. The multi-year deal, worth up to $25 million, is focused on using the Internet of Things (IoT) for energy management and aims to help the department meet sustainability goals.
The agreement hopes to leverage data from IoT sensors in the State Department’s more than 22,000 facilities in over 190 countries. The machine-learning IoT platform promises to deliver actionable data insights by monitoring and analyzing energy management across the department’s assets.
The C3.ai platform is set to be deployed in AWS GovCloud, an Amazon Web Services region that is isolated in order to host sensitive government data. This is necessary to comply with U.S. government requirements including International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).
The State Department hopes the deal will allow it to increase efficiency and make it a frontrunner in utilizing IoT technology, all while helping the environment.