Readiness Cities - Virginia



“The grant will aid Virginia in supporting communities across the Commonwealth to improve livability, workability and sustainability through smart technology.” — Esther Lee, Secretary of Commerce and Trade

Through the Readiness Workshop, Virginia will create a framework for its multiple initiatives, including expanding broadband throughout the state; adopting interoperability standards; setting out a cybersecurity and privacy plan; and creating sustainable funding for smart projects. Other Readiness Workshop focus areas include:
  • Transportation: Managing increased demand from growing urban centers while addressing needs of rural and underserved communities
  • Public Safety: Building responsive capacity to a growing list of issues from flooding to the opioid crisis to the unique needs of the National Capital Region
  • Energy: Continuous delivery to everyone while incorporating renewables and bi-modal energy flow, improving resiliency and strengthening cybersecurity