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Feb 14, 2018

Science is the foundation for inter-operability and smart communities. Peggy Smedley chats with Ken Calvert, division director for the computer and information science division of the computer and network systems, and Erwin Gianchandani, deputy assistant director for computer and information science and engineering, National Science Foundation, about smart communities. Calvert says it provides 83% of the federal funding that goes to academic research for life science, and it encourages researchers to connect with and collaborate with communities so they can get input of stakeholders of the communities. Gianchandani adds that the National Science Foundation is very intentional and it understands the cities and communities are on the front lines and trying to address challenges.