Blockchain

Why Would Anyone Buy Crypto Art – Let Alone Spend Millions on What's Essentially a Link to a JPEG File?

Within the past few months, activity and prices seemed to snowball. Then the Beeple sale happened.

Critical Update: What a Treasury Office is Learning from Its Blockchain Projects

That’s not the only emerging technology the Fiscal Service Bureau’s innovation office is experimenting with. 

Homeland Security Funds 5 New Projects Exploring Blockchain Technology

The move builds on several others the agency recently made in pursuit of modernization.

House Lawmakers Re-Introduce Bill to Provide Legal Backing for Blockchain Records

It marks the latest of several other acts recently introduced that hone in on the emerging technology.

House Passes Bills to Boost Emerging Tech and Shore Up Cybersecurity of Electric Sector

Lawmakers are calling for significant research and development efforts.

CIA’s New Innovation Lab Could Mean Big Paydays for Federal Scientists

The agency is investing in cutting-edge technology and offering officials a chance to profit off their developments.

Treasury to Experiment with Blockchain for Grants Management 

After learning from other blockchain proof of concepts, officials will see if the technology can increase transparency into payment tracking. 

The U.S. Election System Is Not Ready for Blockchain Technology … Yet

Blockchain does not exist in a vacuum. It requires extensive support from human personnel and other technology.

The Mindsets of Innovators in Government

A series of Interviews with high achievers reveals some surprising things about what it takes to get things done in the bureaucracy.

Army Investigative Unit Looks to Detect and Trace Cryptocurrency Transactions

The Criminal Investigation Command aims to tap into an existing, web-based service.

HHS Proposes ‘IT Control Tower’ to Manage Strategic National Stockpile

The proposal is part of a larger strategy to incorporate the manufacturing, distribution and point-of-care sectors.

Highway Administration to Explore How AI and Blockchain Can Transform Transportation

The agency aims to spur innovation through “longer-term, higher risk” research. 

The VA’s First Chief Innovation Officer Aims to Speed Up the Delivery of Cost-Saving Services

Michael Akinyele’s mission is to find ways to innovate health care delivery and scale it across the enterprise.

Will 2020 Be the Year of Data?

Agencies across the federal government are beginning to recognize the importance of data and data-driven decision-making.