Blockchain in Government Training Workshop IV: Understanding Blockchain

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Blockchain in Government Training Workshop IV: Understanding Blockchain – Putting the Pieces Together – Looking into the Future

Blockchain growth and adoption has only continued to increase in the public sector. The first three Potomac Forum Blockchain Workshops were a great success. Students requested a follow up Workshop in a Blockchain series and this fourth Workshop will offer the most detail in putting your chain together!


Commonly described as part of the "fourth industrial revolution," Blockchain technology is being considered “Web 3.0”. While there are challenges associated with widespread use, its potential is drawing heavy interest and investment from both commercial and government leaders around the world. Primarily known as the technology underlying Bitcoin, the strengths of Blockchain's "distributed ledger" include increased transparency, speed, and increased security.

Federal agencies are currently funding and building use cases to explore the potential of Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Potential applications of the technology continue to expand as government moves toward adoption of the technology to increase efficiencies, trim costs, and increase transparency, and improve security in their operations.
Driven by the advantages of Blockchain and efforts for government transparency and the DATA Act, there are numerous Blockchain use cases that agencies are considering that touch many parts and processes of an organization, including:


  • Financial management and services
  • Procurement
  • IT asset and supply chain management
  • Smart contracts
  • Patents, Trademarks Copyrights, Royalties
  • Identity management and government-issued credentials like visas, passports, SSN and birth certificates
  • Federal personnel workforce data
  • Appropriated funds
  • Federal assistance and foreign aid delivery 
  • Health IT including medical technology, healthcare records and healthcare delivery


This Potomac Forum Training Workshop will provide you with practical explanations, “real world” examples and technical resources to help you understand the development of Blockchain.



What You Will Learn:  
  • Fundamentals of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology
  • Beyond the Basics – Steps in the Implementation
  • How Blockchain works, and how it applies to government processes
  • Key Blockchain use cases and proof of concepts within government
  • A government-focused Blockchain Playbook providing use case assessment, organizational readiness, selection options, implementation, integration and security
  • Examples of Blockchain use “outside the beltway” (including other Governments)
  • Blockchain and Government Records Management
Why You Should Attend:  
  • Understand Blockchain and how it can be used in government
  • Improve your knowledge of an exploding technology that is currently in use today within government
  • Be better equipped to support acquisition decisions including pilots and proof of concepts
  • Build communities of interest in your agency and across agencies, and where to join
  • Craft new strategies for improving business processes and government operations


Who Should Attend:  
  • Federal Government Executives, Managers and staff who are interested in learning about Blockchain and how it can be used in government (and where it is being used today)
  • Government Executives, Managers and staff responsible for implementing Agency restructuring plans, and how to get to learning fast with effective pilots and small proof of concepts
  • Federal employees or members of employee affinity groups
  • Technology leaders and technology implementers
  • CXOs
  • IGs and Staff
  • State and local Government Executives, Managers and staff i
  • Industry Partners who support the government

Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, Intelligence Agencies, DOD & Military, Office of the President (includes OMB), Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, Dept of Veterans Affairs, EPA, GSA, USPS, SSA, NASA, Other Federal Agencies, Legislative Agencies (GAO, GPO, LOC, etc.), Judicial Branch Agencies, State Government, County Government, City Government, Municipal Government, CIA, FEMA, Office of Personnel Management, National Institutes of Health, FAA, Census Bureau, USAID, National Guard Association, EEOC, Federal Government, State & Local Government, FDA, Foreign Governments/Agencies, NSA, FCC

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Thu, Sep 26, 2019, 7:30am - 5:00pm ET

The Willard InterContinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
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