The U.S. federal government enterprise is not immune to blockchain-related hype. In October 2017, the General Services Administration (GSA) published an “Emerging Technologies Atlas” to track all emerging tech projects in the federal sector, including blockchain projects. Whether the technology is hyped or not, the government would surely benefit from well-applied blockchain applications. But that begs an important question: What is a well-applied blockchain application?
On Monday, June 10, the Data Foundation and Booz Allen Hamilton will host a launch event to explore the findings of the newly published report titled “Assessing Federal Blockchain Initiatives.” During the report launch event, you will hear from federal agency officials and private sector tech leaders about how the federal government has been adopting emerging technologies, specifically blockchain applications.
“Assessing Federal Blockchain Initiatives” examines a cross-section of U.S. federal government blockchain projects to assess how well they apply blockchain to the problems they address. The report introduces how the federal government is using blockchain technology, characteristics of blockchain, and problems that it solves.
The event will feature the authors and interviewees of our newly published report who will answer questions such as: when blockchain is appropriate in government? What uses will provide substantial benefits to government and society? Join us to explore how blockchain is being applied in government.
7:45 a.m. - Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - Opening Remarks
8:10 a.m. - Live Demo: Blockchain as a Foundation for Sharing Healthcare Data
8:30 a.m. - Panel
9:10 a.m. - Q&A
9:30 a.m. - Closing
When: Monday, June 10, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. EDT
Where: Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Center, 901 15th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
Cost: Complimentary during limited, Early Bird registration period (ends Tuesday, May 14). $15-35 following Early Bird promotion.