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Report: GSA to Launch Blockchain Pilot Initiative Under Digital Govt Services Program

The General Services Administration plans to launch a blockchain pilot initiative this summer as part of the agency’s Emerging Citizen Technology program that seeks to explore how artificial intelligence and new technologies can be integrated into digital government services, Federal News Radio reported Monday.

Justin Herman, manager of social media and digital engagement programs at GSA’s Technology Transformation Service, told Federal News Radio that GSA has begun to identify government business cases and needs that blockchain technology can help address.

Herman added GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service and the State Department‘s Office of Global Partnerships will host a forum in the coming months to discuss ways to work with the blockchain industry, the report stated.

He said rapid development pilots could pave a path for agencies to begin looking into blockchain and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, Federal News Radio noted.

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