OUR INITIATIVES

We are building a stronger future for the DMV by improving the region's social, digital, and physical infrastructure.

 

Connected DMV delivers projects and solutions across the DMV to create a stronger, equitable, and more resilient region.

Silver Spring, MD

EVERY CONNECTED DMV INITIATIVE IS:

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FUTURE FOCUSED

We believe we can define the future of the DMV as one of the world's best places to live, work, play, and prosper.

All Connected DMV initiatives are focused on building long-term inclusive growth and prosperity spanning internal boundaries and jurisdictions.

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OUR ACTIVE INITIATIVES

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COORDINATED CONTACT TRACING

An inter-state data exchange of contact tracing data to facilitate case investigations and containment strategies.

REGIONAL DATA PROTECTION

Multi-jurisdictional framework of data privacy principles governing the protection of personally identifiable information during the collection, retention, transmission and dispensation of data

REGIONAL CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE

A region-wide cybersecurity capability for local jurisdictions, communities, organizations, and businesses of all sizes.

REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

An actionable economic development strategy that diversifies our region's economic base and achieves inclusive, equitable economic growth and resilience.

REGIONAL RESILIENCE EXERCISES

A series of resilience exercises to facilitate region-wide planning, enhance response capabilities, and improve community resilience by bringing together cross-sector and cross-jurisdictional regional stakeholders.

CONNECTIVITY FOR ALL

A formal region-wide partnership to advocate for equitable access to internet services, devices, digital literacy, and technology-skills training for K-12 students, adult learners, and seniors.

FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULES

A commitment of our region’s organizations to better enable the DMV’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting flexible work arrangements that enable healthy and efficient commutes.

PANDEMIC PREVENTION & PREPAREDNESS

A global center for pandemic prevention and avoidance policy, research, and development, integrated across public, private, and academic organizations.

SAFE ENVIRONMENTS

Safe environment solutions in 12 pilot locations across the region to restore confidence in the health-safety of our public spaces as our communities relax COVID-19 restrictions.

REGIONAL ECONOMIC RENEWAL & SOCIAL EQUITY INDEX

A regional index that tracks drivers, metrics, and outcomes of economic growth and social equity, which allows for heightened public accountability.

REGIONAL INITIATIVE FUNDING COMMITTEE

A convening of leaders to define the processes, structures, and sources by which high priority regional initiatives are constructed, evaluated, and funded.

QUANTUM INNOVATION

An integrated quantum innovation hub focused on the advancement of research and development, talent and workforce, market acceleration, and policies to shape a quantum-ready national capital region.

Connected DMV's focus on economic renewal and social equity in identifying and launching regional initiatives aligns with IBM's corporate commitment to solve the hardest problems in business and society while also promoting the advancement of fairness and equality.

Carla Grant Pickens

Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

IBM

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The only way to build a stronger future for the DMV is to successfully deliver projects and solutions that span jurisdictional boundaries and increase social equity while boosting economic renewal. 

We’ve talked for long enough. It’s time to make it happen.