Connected DMV's 2022 Highlights
In 2022, Connected DMV got a lot done for the region thanks to the support and partnership of people and organizations across Greater...
There are a number of great organizations doing important work in Greater Washington. But what the DMV desperately needs is one entity with the vision, resources, scale, and deep sector experience and relationships to harness and bind the capabilities and reach of industry, academia, government, and the nonprofit sector to deliver innovative solutions to some of our region's most complex problems, together.
That's where Connected DMV comes in. We bring together the region's collective assets and brightest minds to deliver initiatives that have the power to fundamentally reshape our physical, digital, economic, and social infrastructure to help the most vulnerable among us. We do it so that Greater Washington can live up to its promise and be the greatest place to live and work in the nation for everyone—from Anacostia to Georgetown and Oxon Hill to Arlington—no excuses.
Connected DMV isn’t just a convener. And, we’re not just about big, new ideas. We bring people together to deliver real-world solutions for real regional impact.
Strategic Task Force
Deliberative Working Sessions
While it is one of the most important metropolitan areas in the world, many benchmarks suggest that Greater Washington is lagging behind other large metropolitan areas in growth, prosperity, and inclusion. Historically, our region’s development has been constrained by jurisdictional fragmentation, limited cross-sector coordination, and socioeconomic inequities. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted both the inherently regional nature of our economy as well as stark socioeconomic divisions.
When COVID-19 hit, Connected DMV sprang into action. In April of last year, we launched the COVID-19 Strategic Renewal Task Force. This 51-member group of cross-sector leaders assembled to focus on combating the crisis, accelerating the region's economic recovery, and promoting social equity in the wake of the pandemic and beyond. The Task Force approved 13 active, bold, and actionable strategic region-wide initiatives focused on regional collaboration, health and education, and infrastructure and technology.
Collectively, these initiatives will deliver the physical, digital, and social infrastructure required to ensure everyone who lives and works in Greater Washington can thrive. It's a roadmap to a more equitable and prosperous future for us all.
"Our Quantum Future: Some Assembly Required" articulates the value proposition for a Quantum Policy and Ethics Center to assemble cross-sector experts, both domestic and international, in an open collaborative forum to investigate and develop solutions for the governance of quantum technologies.
The DMV Hydrogen Greenprint is a better kind of blueprint. In addition to a conceptual plan for deploying infrastructure, it provides a data-driven analysis that quantifies potential hydrogen supply and demand across the DMV over the next ten years. It articulates a hydrogen ecosystem that supports and complements existing efforts to decarbonize the economy, including local electrification initiatives and hydrogen projects conducted in other regions.
Deploying hydrogen solutions in the DMV deliver initial benefits by 2030, growing significantly through 2050 and beyond. While other studies begin with a 2050 timeframe, the Greenprint starts with immediate impacts delivered this decade.
The Global Pandemic Prevention and Biodefense Center (GPPBC or “the Center”) will help prevent future outbreaks from becoming pandemics by developing a stockpile of human monoclonal antibodies in advance for emerging infectious diseases, and by integrating antibody distribution and delivery across the global health and pandemic prevention ecosystem.