"The Internet of Things (IoT) is today’s commercial initiative to integrate a wide variety of technical and commercial information-generating components to provide new business opportunities based on device and system intelligence. This technology is the large scale commercialization of technology that has been developed and proven by the U.S. Department of Defense and intelligence community (IC) over the past 15 years. In much the same way that NASA and the early space program in the 1960s spurred innovations in chip technology, automation, propulsion, and miniaturization, solutions developed from the concept of network-centric operations (NCO) translate directly to the foundations of today’s commercial IoT.
Given that IoT concepts originated in the military/intelligence sector, does the commercialization
of IoT provide new opportunities for this community itself? If so, how can vendors exploit these opportunities using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies
from companies such as Wind River®? This paper will address these questions."