American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC)
The American Council for Technology (ACT) is a nonprofit educational organization established to create a more effective and innovative government. ACT-IAC provides a unique, objective, and trusted forum where government and industry executives are working together to improve public services and agency operations through the use of technology. ACT-IAC contributes to better communications between government and industry, collaborative and innovative problem solving, and a more professional and qualified workforce.
The information, conclusions, and recommendations contained in this publication were produced by volunteers from government and industry who share the ACT-IAC vision of a more effective and innovative government. ACT-IAC volunteers represent a wide diversity of organizations (public and private) and functions. These volunteers use the ACT-IAC collaborative process, refined over thirty years of experience, to produce outcomes that are consensus based. The findings and recommendations contained in this report are based on consensus and do not represent the views of any particular individual or organization.
To maintain the objectivity and integrity of its collaborative process, ACT-IAC does not accept government funding.
ACT-IAC welcomes the participation of all public and private organizations committed to improving the delivery of public services through the effective and efficient use of IT. For additional information, visit the ACT-IAC website at www.actiac.org.
Emerging Technology Community of Interest
ACT-IAC, through the Emerging Technology Community of Interest, formed a Blockchain Working Group to give voice to and provide an authoritative resource for government agencies looking to understand and incorporate blockchain technology and functionality into their organizations. This working group includes government and industry thought leaders incubating government blockchain use cases. The ACT-IAC Emerging Technology Community of Interest (ET COI) mission is to provide an energetic, collaborative consortium comprised of leading practitioners in data science, technology, and research, engaged with industry, academia, and public officials and executives focused on emerging and leading technologies which transform public sector capabilities.
This document has been prepared to contribute to a more effective, efficient, and innovative government. The information contained in this report is the result of a collaborative process in which a number of individuals participated. This document does not – nor is it intended to – endorse or recommend any specific technology, product, or vendor. Moreover, the views expressed in this document do not necessarily represent the official views of the individuals and organizations that participated in its development. Every effort has been made to present accurate and reliable information in this report. However, ACT-IAC assumes no responsibility for consequences resulting from the use of the information herein.
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The Blockchain Working Group thanks the authors and contributors who provided a tremendous amount of time and good humor to bring Blockchain Playbook for the U.S. Federal Government to completion. The Blockchain Working Group would like to also thank Nancy Delanoche (ACT-IAC), Dylan Yaga (NIST), Wendy Beck (Net Impact Strategies), Michael Soucy (US Air Force), Rick Holgate (Gartner), and Tim Young (Deloitte) who provided invaluable feedback as reviewers.
Authors and Affiliations
This paper was written by a consortium of government and industry. The organizational affiliations of the authors and contributors are included for information purposes only. The views expressed in this document do not necessarily represent the official views of the individuals and organizations that participated in its development.
- Jose Arrieta - HHS
- Sandy Barsky - GSA
- Frederic de Vaulx - Prometheus Computing LLC
- Todd Hager - Macro Solutions
- Sean Hetherington - Adobe
- Bruno Kelpsas - GSA
- Jim Keys - Applied Computer Engineering
- Venkat Kodumudi - CGI Federal
- Brent Maravilla - OMB
- Sonia Mundra Chenega - ABS
- Kelly Pippin - GSA
- Sanjeev Raman - CyberBahn Federal Solutions
- Alexander Rebo - IRS
- Mike Rice - CornerStone IT
- Sherri Sokol - DISA
- Arushi Srivastava - NTT DATA
- Jon Tame - Deloitte
- Jeff Tennenbaum - IBM
- Star Vanamali - Publicis Sapient
- Andrew Vanjani - GSA
- Sudha Venkateswaran - Pyramid Systems
- Aleks Zelenovic - Sapient Consulting Public Sector
Contributors and Affiliations
- Lateef Abro - Dun & Bradstreet
- Paul Bajinder - Infozen
- Padam Damanjit - Macro Solutions
- Bill Engel - Rapid Cycle Solutions
- Amy Fadida A.M. - Fadida Consulting
- Mark Fisk - IBM
- Jean Lewis - Sapient Consulting Public Sector
- David Nguyen - United Solutions
- Alexander Permison - U.S. Department of the Treasury
- Silvana Rodriguez - U.S. Department of State
- Liam Speden - RG
- John Sprague - NASA
- Jamuna Sundararajan - CyberBahn Federal Solutions
- Cesar Tavares - Octo Consulting
- Michelle White - GSA
- Robert Wuhrman - GSA