Tag Archives: Blockchain

House Bill to Form Tech-Focused Executive Branch Agency, Increase Public R&D Funding; Rep. Ro Khanna Quoted

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Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., has introduced a bill to establish an independent agency focused on technology within the executive branch and increase U.S. government funding for tech-related research and development efforts to 1 percent of the country’s gross domestic product.

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Rep. Darren Soto Presents Bill to Establish Blockchain Coordination Office

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Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., introduced a bill to establish an office to manage the federal government’s non-defense blockchain efforts. The Blockchain Technology Coordination Act of 2021 would create the National Blockchain Technology Coordination Office, which would operate from the Department of Commerce. The office would coordinate all blockchain-related efforts pursued by federal agencies, except those led by the military.

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EMURGO Academy Partners with INTELLEQ to Drive Blockchain Ecosystem

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EMURGO Academy and INTELLEQ have partnered to deliver blockchain operations across the nation by providing training and consulting services. The companies will work to build capacity through awareness programs and training initiatives. The partnership will also mentor and consult with start up’s in Blockchain. This strategic business expansion aligns with both EMURGO’s and INTELLEQ philosophy and mission to drive the adoption of blockchain ecosystem. 

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Bruce Doll: DoD Military Health System Should Consider Using Blockchain

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Bruce Doll, assistant vice president for technology research and innovation at the Department of Defense’s Uniformed Services University, said the military health system should consider employing blockchain technology in tracking COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Doll said he believes leaders at the Defense Health Agency (DHA) and other DoD components should prioritize blockchain to further advance the technology. 

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CBP to Leverage AI to Support Secure Supply Chain; Vincent Annunziato Quoted

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The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that the agency will leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to bolster a secure U.S. supply chain. AI will support the ingestion and analysis of the increasing amounts of data. CBP will utilize AI to analyze data sooner to further secure the supply chain. 

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DHS S&T Identifies New Blockchain Use Cases in Solicitation for Forgery Prevention

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The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate has launched a second solicitation in search of blockchain or distributed ledger technologies that prevent forgery and boost operational transparency. Interested parties may submit responses through July 10.

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Octo Secures $50M BPA to Support USPTO IASS Business Strategy, Mission Delivery; Charlie McQuillan, Mehul Sanghani Quoted

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Octo has secured a spot on the five-year, $50 million United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Intelligent Automation Innovation Support Services (IAISS) blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to enhance mission delivery and business strategy, the company announced on Tuesday

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USPTO Awards Steampunk $50M BPA to Support Emerging Technologies; Matt Warren, David Wolf Quoted

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Steampunk has secured a five-year, $50 million United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Intelligent Automation Innovation Support Services (IAISS) blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to support emerging technologies that will transform and enhance business solutions, the company announced on Wednesday

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