The Internet of Things: CRS Experts

The Internet of Things: CRS Experts

March 4, 2016 (R44225)

The table below provides names and contact information for CRS experts on issues before Congress related to the Internet of Things (IoT)—networks of objects that communicate with other objects and with computers through the Internet. "Things" may be virtually any object for which remote communication, data collection, or control might be useful. The full extent of the IoT's impacts is uncertain, but analysts predict contributions to economic growth of trillions of dollars over the next decade. Sectors that may be particularly affected include agriculture, energy, government, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation. The IoT can contribute to more integrated and functional infrastructure, such as through "smart" electric grids and "smart" cities. Issues that might affect development and implementation of the IoT include economic policy, Internet policy, legal matters, privacy, radio spectrum management, security, technical standards, and the roles of federal agencies. No single federal agency has overall responsibility for the IoT. Various agencies have regulatory, sector-specific, and other mission-related responsibilities, and each agency is responsible for the functioning and security of its own IoT. See also CRS Report R44227, The Internet of Things: Frequently Asked Questions, by [author name scrubbed]; CRS Report R42619, Cybersecurity: CRS Experts; and CRS Report R43382, Data Security and Credit Card Thefts: CRS Experts.

Legislative Issues

Name/Title

Phone

Email

Cybersecurity

[author name scrubbed]
Senior Specialist in Science and Technology

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Data, Statistics, and Reports

[author name scrubbed]
Information Research Specialist

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Defense Cyber Systems and Operations

[author name scrubbed]
Specialist in National Security Policy and Information Operations

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Economic Issues

[author name scrubbed]
Specialist in Financial Economics

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Economic Sectors

 

 

 

Agriculture

[author name scrubbed]
Specialist in Agricultural Conservation and Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Aviation

[author name scrubbed]
Specialist in Aviation Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Energy

[author name scrubbed]
Specialist in Energy Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Healthcare

[author name scrubbed]
Specialist in Health Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Manufacturing

John F. Sargent, Jr.
Specialist in Science and Technology Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Motor Vehicles

[author name scrubbed]
Specialist in Industrial Organization and Business

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Railroads

[author name scrubbed]
Specialist in Transportation Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Federal Agencies

[author name scrubbed]
Senior Specialist in Science and Technology

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Agriculture (USDA)

[author name scrubbed]
Specialist in Agricultural Conservation and Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Commerce

John F. Sargent, Jr.
Specialist in Science and Technology Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Defense (DOD)

[author name scrubbed]
Specialist in National Security Policy and Information Operations

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Energy (DOE)

[author name scrubbed]
Specialist in Energy Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Patricia Maloney Figliola
Specialist in Internet and Telecommunications Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

[author name scrubbed]
Legislative Attorney

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Homeland Security (DHS)

[author name scrubbed]
Specialist in Science and Technology Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Health and Human Services (HHS)

[author name scrubbed]
Specialist in Health Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Justice (DOJ)

Kristin M. Finklea
Specialist in Domestic Security

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Science agencies (NIST, NSF, OSTP)

[author name scrubbed]
Senior Specialist in Science and Technology

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Transportation (DOT)

[author name scrubbed]
Specialist in Industrial Organization and Business

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Treasury and financial agencies

[author name scrubbed]
Specialist in Financial Economics

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Hacking & Cybercrime

Kristin M. Finklea
Specialist in Domestic Security

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Legal Issues

[author name scrubbed]
Section Research Manager

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Legislation

[author name scrubbed]
Senior Specialist in Science and Technology

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

National Strategy and Policy

[author name scrubbed]
Senior Specialist in Science and Technology

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Privacy Policy

Patricia Maloney Figliola
Specialist in Internet and Telecommunications Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Public/Private Partnerships

[author name scrubbed]
Senior Specialist in Science and Technology

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Smart Cities

[author name scrubbed]
Senior Specialist in Science and Technology

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Smart Grid

[author name scrubbed]
Specialist in Energy Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Technology

[author name scrubbed]
Senior Specialist in Science and Technology

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Communications Networks

[author name scrubbed]
Specialist in Telecommunications Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Cyber-Physical Systems

[author name scrubbed]
Senior Specialist in Science and Technology

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Emerging Technologies

Patricia Maloney Figliola
Specialist in Internet and Telecommunications Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Industrial Control Systems

[author name scrubbed]
Specialist in Energy Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Internet Governance

[author name scrubbed]
Specialist in Science and Technology Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Net Neutrality

[author name scrubbed]
Specialist in Telecommunications Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Research and Development (R&D)

Patricia Maloney Figliola
Specialist in Internet and Telecommunications Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Spectrum Policy

[author name scrubbed]
Specialist in Telecommunications Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Standards

[author name scrubbed]
Senior Specialist in Science and Technology

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Author Contact Information

[author name scrubbed], Senior Specialist in Science and Technology ([email address scrubbed], [phone number scrubbed])
[author name scrubbed], Section Research Manager ([email address scrubbed], [phone number scrubbed])