NSF seeks partners for blockchain business programs

The National Science Foundation is looking for help with demonstrations of blockchain-based smart contracts that could enhance its mission or business processes, including procurement and grant management.

NY pilots COVID passport

New York is testing a blockchain-based COVID passport in preparation for expanding residents’ safe access to venues.

DOD eyes blockchain for medical use cases

The military is taking a closer look at blockchain only improve logistics and secure supply chain operations, but also to authenticate of health care workers and facilitate rapid decision-making.

DISA eyes mainframe-based blockchain

The Defense Information Systems Agency is looking for information on developing a blockchain-as-a-service offering on Z system mainframes for its mission partners.

DHS advances blockchain standards with startup investments

Department of Homeland Security is investing in five startups to support their blockchain-based solutions that control counterfeiting and forgery.

Building a blockchain to verify COVID-19 data

MiPasa will combine verified, siloed health and location data, but be fully private, only sharing data between government and health institutions.

Blockchain protects IP, tracks tires, supports coronavirus response

Distributed ledger technology is being deployed to defend against counterfeit goods crossing the border, track the tires used on military vehicles and aircraft and support coronavirus response efforts.

West Virginia pushes online voting for the disabled

The state is expanding its electronic voting application to better accommodate absentee voters with physical disabilities despite concerns from security experts.

Tracking grants by blockchain

The Treasury Department is finishing up tests of a blockchain-based letter of credit capability -- its latest effort to discover how the distributed-ledger technology can push more efficiencies into its operations.

Can blockchain smooth grant management?

The Treasury Department and the National Science Foundation are using blockchain to tokenize the details and payments found in letters of credit sent to grantees.

Blockchain to help CBP track Canadian energy imports

By adapting a Canadian firm’s blockchain application, Customs and Border Protection will be able to track oil and natural gas shipments along with other imported commodities.

Blockchain roundup

News of potential uses (and one misuse) of distributed ledger technology.

Blockchain bits: Market forecast, state initiatives, cryptocurrency

As blockchain use cases and applications grow, governments at all levels continue learning about the technology.

Why blockchain works for records management

As a secure, transparent and regulatory compliant infrastructure, blockchain allows agencies to synchronize records, workflow processes and signatures for multiple parties to a transaction.

Blockchain news: NIST's new taxonomy, digital resumes in Canada, state initiatives

NIST outlines the standards, building blocks and system architectures that support emerging blockchain-based identity management systems.

HHS wraps up blockchain CDM test

The proof of concept used the distributed-ledger technology to secure and verify log files required under the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program.

Baking blockchain into IT services

By making blockchain a piece of middleware or a microservice, other applications can call a distributed-ledger function for asset management, identity management and smart contracts, a new IDC report says.