Blockchain

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.

DHS Awards Blockchain Contract to Fight Forgeries in Immigration

The agency awarded a phase one contract that tasks an Austrian company with providing a new level of interoperability across the Homeland Security Department’s siloed efforts.

FDA Unveils Next Step on its Journey to Develop a Safer Food System

Insiders say it’s time to leverage emerging technologies and innovative approaches to strengthen and protect food traceability across America.

DISA, HHS Brainstorming Behavioral-Based Identity Pilot

The end goal would be a device that recognizes the user based on hundreds of behaviors.

Blockchain: Taking a Cue from History

Blockchain technology isn’t shaking out how we thought it would. So, should we pack our bags and go home?

How HHS Got Workforce Buy-In for Its Blockchain Pilot

The department turned to human-centric design for a proof of concept that automated logs for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program.

Ready or Not, Blockchain-Based Mobile Voting Is Getting Closer

Some voters in Provo and other Utah County cities will be able to cast ballots on a blockchain-powered mobile app in a pilot program for the August election.

SEC Wants a Subscription for Blockchain Data

The agency is asking for quotes from companies that offer a window into what’s happening on blockchain ledgers.

Report: White House Should Promote Blockchain with the Federal Data Strategy

By promoting trust and transparency, the tech could encourage agencies to share more information with one another, according to the Data Foundation and Booz Allen Hamilton.

FDA Turns to Emerging Tech to Secure the Food System

The agency wants to implement new digital resources like blockchain to disrupt America’s old way of tracking food to its source.

What’s Hot In Federal Tech, Per GSA’s IT Category Lead

Bill Zielinski, head of the Information Technology Category, shares the trends he’s seeing in federal IT through thousands of ongoing acquisitions governmentwide.

Can Blockchain Finally Bring a Centralized Source of Truth to Government?

Blockchain offers a future devoid of third-party intervention and a worldwide ecosystem of secure, easily-accessible information.

8 Things Governments Can Do to Use Disruptive Technology Better

Making sure officials know what things like artificial intelligence do is a good starting point, according to a new report.

Why Local Governments Aren’t All Aboard the Blockchain Train

From high costs of implementation to more pressing regulatory concerns, current barriers to entry make the technology difficult to implement.

GSA Emerging Tech Leader Heads to the Private Sector

Justin Herman, who leads GSA’s Emerging Citizen Technology Office, is moving to the private sector.