A new report recommends the federal government take several actions as it navigates the Internet of Things, such as ensuring privacy and security protections are in place without imposing regulations that would hinder innovation. The Advanced Technology Academic Research Center issued the report, which is based on discussions at six collaborative meetings over a 10-week period attended by stakeholders from government, industry and academia. The working group is chaired by representatives from Cisco, Samsung and Verizon. "IoT will have a big impact on the federal government, in ways that many of us haven't even thought about yet. The work of the IoT Innovation Lab participants has shed important light on the key things that government needs to think about as IoT evolves," said ATARC Executive Director Mike Hettinger, in a Nov. 18 press release from the nonprofit organization.