US Government Organizes ‘Federal Blockchain Forum’ for July

The US government is set to host an inter-agency blockchain event next month.

Set for July 18th, the US Federal Blockchain Forum is being organized by the General Services Administration (GSA) and the State Department.

The goal, according to an announcement post from DigitalGov University (a federal staff training group), is to develop a six-month plan for “how agencies can collaborate to achieve our goals and support the creation of shared services for blockchain technology”. 

Both the GSA and the State Department, among other parts of the US government, have made public their work with blockchain, with the former recently seeking price quotes on an integration of the tech into its contract award process. The State Department revealed that it formed an internal working group focused on blockchain earlier this month.

The event is a notable one for the prospects of public-sector applications of the tech, as the event’s organizers hope to encourage officials that are attending to effectively start mapping out how blockchain could be applied for their specific purposes.

“In order to participate in the forum, agency teams must submit a potential use case for Blockchain technology in your mission,” the announcement reads.

Original: http://www.coindesk.com/us-government-organizes-federal-blockchain-forum-july/

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