Connected DMV

Connected DMV helps communities, governments, and businesses work together to improve how the region runs. It is striving for unprecedented region-wide collaboration and is focused on digital technology solutions that boost prosperity and serve the public good.

It is a shared program of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, and Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metro Area.

Our Objectives & Strategy

Our strategy is region-wide, long-term, and comprehensive.

  • It spans the whole region because all communities in the DMV should have access to modern amenities that make life easier and more productive. Residents and visitors should also have a seamless experience with those amenities when they cross state or city borders.
  • It is long-term so that we can proactively shape the future we want. This means thinking about the infrastructure, public policies, processes, and standards that should be in place for ongoing regional coordination on projects that improve people’s lives.
  • It is comprehensive so that every technology project is compatible with a larger vision for an efficient, modernized region.

Our Guiding Principles

Connected DMV is taking a thoughtful, principled approach in the interest of the public.

  • We will always serve as a neutral facilitator that keeps collaboration fruitful and on-track while enabling all stakeholders to contribute their best.
  • Our region’s security is priority. We will apply top standards for cyber and physical security and emergency planning and response.
  • We value equity and inclusion. All types of communities should have a seat at the table and benefit from project outcomes.
  • We will respect the privacy of residents and visitors and ensure ethical data management practices.

Program Partners & Supporters

The quantity and diversity of organizations that have invested in this effort proves that being a connected region is in our future.

Our partner network includes over 150 organizations from all sectors and all parts of the region. These organizations are providing staff time, intellectual capital, and/or money. Their contributions are making our strategy stronger and paving the way for long-term success.

Founding Partners

In the News

Access to transit, traffic, congestion to be addressed in Metro DC ‘Smart Region’ efforts, WTOP, March 14

New consortium sets vision for Washington region to be national leader in finding digital solutions to problems, Washington Post, March 19

DC groups form comprehensive partnership for smart regional growth, Smart City Dive, March 20

Building the Smart Infrastructure the Region Deserves, What’s Working in Washington (podcast), April 7

Further Reading

One page overview (PDF)

Greater Washington launches the most comprehensive cross-sector partnership for smart regional growth in the United States (press release)

How Technology Can Make Metropolitan Life Easier—And Why We Should Invest (blog)

Demystifying the Smart Region with Tom Touchet (blog)

Igniting a Smart Region Movement (2018 primer)

Media Contact

Lindsey Longendyke
Communications Director
Greater Washington Board of Trade
(980) 322-9904
[email protected]