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NARA Eyes Blockchain to Maintain ‘Real’ Information

The National Archives and Records Administration is looking at blockchain technology to change how it authenticates images and videos amid the rise of deepfake, Federal News Network reported Monday. The move follows the launch of machine learning algorithms designed to manipulate images and audio to make realistic videos of people talking about something or performing activities. 

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Jose Arrieta: HHS Eyes Blockchain Tech Partnership With DISA for Identity Verification

Jose Arrieta, chief information officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, said HHS plans to team up with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to leverage the HHS Accelerate blockchain procurement system in identity management, Federal News Network reported Thursday. Arrieta said he plans to meet with DISA officials to discuss a pilot project to link the blockchain tool to a user’s mobile phone or wearable device to better track behavioral data for identity verification.

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IT Experts Urging Gov’t to Launch Blockchain Dev’t Efforts

Information technology professionals are calling on the government to invest in blockchain and take steps to better understand the technology, Federal Times reported Thursday. Alan McQuinn, senior policy analyst for the IT and Innovation Foundation, said that the U.S. needs to be more competitive and promote the use of blockchain, which can help simplify auditing and supply chain operations for large agencies like the departments of Defense and State during the ACT-IAC Emerging Technology Forum in Washington, D.C.

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Accenture Federal Digital Studio Expanded to Boost Investment in Government IT Modernization; John Goodman and Dominic Delmolino Quoted

Accenture announced on Tuesday that the company has expanded the Accenture Federal Digital Studio in Washington D.C. to double the studio’s size to over 20,000 square feet and adding new members to its diverse team of designers, developers, data scientists and other digital experts.

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NIST Finds How to Utilize Blockchain to Secure Smart Manufacturing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has found a method to improve security for smart manufacturing systems with blockchain that provides tamper-proof transmission of data and traceability of information in the production process. NIST issued a report on Monday detailing how blockchain can help detect and deter potential digital threats in the manufacturing process.

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DISA Considering Blockchain Tech for DoD’s Digital Infrastructure

The Defense Information Systems Agency plans to deploy blockchain technologies being developed by IBM, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services into the Department of Defense’s systems, GCN reported Tuesday. The agency’s emerging technologies directorate is studying recent developments in other blockchain programs including the Department of Health and Human Services’ HHS Accelerate program and the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s research into blockchain applications.

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Report: HHS Obtains Authority to Operate AI, Blockchain-Based Acquisition Tool

The Department of Health and Human Services received a full “authority to operate” certification for its ReImagine HHS Accelerate initiative that seeks to improve the department’s acquisition procedures, Fedscoop.com reported Tuesday. The HHS tested the platform with static acquisition data sets to assess its capability to use automation, artificial intelligence and blockchain technology to develop microservices that cut acquisition times, create better-designed contracts and reduce costs.

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