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ASEAN and Russia to Boost Cooperation on Smart Cities by 2025

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Russia have a chance at boosting cooperation in the next five years with a focus on cybersecurity, counterterrorism and smart cities among other areas, Indonesian Ambassador to Russia Mohamad Wahid Supriyadi said in an interview with Sputnik. Read Full Article From UrduPoint

Indonesian Smart Cities Delegation Participates in DistribuTech

The U.S. Foreign Commercial Service (FCS) from Embassy Jakarta, working with U.S. Consulate Offices in Medan and Surabaya, accompanied a delegation of Indonesian public and private sector representatives to DistribuTech in San Antonio, Texas January 27-31. Read More About DistribuTech

U.S. Students Research ASEAN Smart Cities

Wilbur Wright College students discussed the benefits and challenges of smart city technology with the USASCP on January 29. The discussion was the start of a mentoring relationship under the Diplomacy Lab, a State Department public-private partnership. Read More About Diplomacy Lab

NIST Associate Director Delivers Keynote Remarks at CSIS

NIST Associate Director Dr. Sokwoo Rhee delivered the keynote remarks at the CSIS event Cities of Tomorrow: Safety, Smarts, and Surveillance. CSIS convened a diverse panel of experts to distinguish between leading smart city models and discuss how their technologies, including in the areas of public safety and surveillance, are impacting the power of citizens, governments, and…

USASCP Speaks at Japan-Hosted Event on Smart Cities

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Marc Knapper and NIST Senior Executive Dr. Chris Greer delivered keynote speeches to an audience of over 180 at Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) event "Smart City Partnership: Japan-U.S." The discussion panels included participation from USASCP Program Manager Norm Capistrano and USTDA Senior Advisor Jeff Phillips on the government panel while Dr. Elisabeth Smela, University of…

JICA Seeks to Turn Phnom Penh and Towns into Smart Cities

Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) representatives have sought support from Siem Reap's Apsara National Authority (ANA) to transform the ancient capital into a smart city. The call was made in February last year after the government approved three cities to join the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) with assistance from the Japanese government. The three…

Australia, the U.S. and the Race for ASEAN’s Infrastructure

Both providing infrastructure investments, sometimes in direct competition Although not clearly visible, competition between the United States and Australia in infrastructure cooperation in ASEAN exists. This can be seen from one form of infrastructure cooperation that focuses on the same goal: the development of ASEAN smart cities. As outlined above, the United States and ASEAN…

NSF Issues DCL to Support USASCP-Aligned Research

Through this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) together with the Department of State's Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs wishes to notify the U.S. community of its intention to support the following high-impact research-transition funding requests aligned with the U.S.-ASEAN Smart…

ASCN: Thinking Beyond Ceremonial Paradiplomacy

Can ASEAN support the growth of "smart" cities? On November 3, ASEAN conducted its 35th summit in Bangkok, Thailand. One notable point was the acknowledgment of the ASEAN Smart City Network Action Plan. The action plan is the next step of the ASEAN Smart City Network (ASCN), where the ASEAN member states have previously agreed on the 32nd…

Can China Outsmart U.S. in Race to Build Smart Cities in SE Asia?

Both committed to regional partnerships but U.S. is struggling to make its mark A year ago, U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence announced that the United States would support a Southeast Asian plan to transform the region's rapidly growing cities into hi-tech hubs. The move would "spur renewed American investment in the region's digital infrastructure", Pence said at the…

Watching Huawei’s “Safe Cities”

Huawei’s "Safe City" products have fueled concerns that China is "exporting authoritarianism." Among the "solutions" Huawei sells globally under this label are facial and license-plate recognition, social media monitoring, and other surveillance capabilities. To better understand these developments, the CSIS Reconnecting Asia Project examined open-sources and identified 73 "Safe City" agreements for surveillance products or services across…

Chairman Welcomes USASCP Activities at 7th ASEAN-U.S. Summit

Chairman's Statement: "We welcomed the activities under the U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership initiative, including the U.S.-ASEAN Symposium on 9-10 July 2019 in Washington, DC. We looked forward to the planned activities under the USASCP, including workshops, sharing of best practices, development of pilot projects, private sector engagements, among others, in support of smart city development in the…
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