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Blockchain & the National Defense Authorization Act Importance to Defense Strategies Institute's Blockchain & Automated IT Summit


DSIís Blockchain and Automated IT for Government Summit will convene on January 31-February 1, 2018. The summit will bring together members of the DoD, Federal Government, Private Industry, Academia, and other relevant stakeholders to discuss the innovative capabilities and applications of blockchain, to also include robotic process automation, emerging machine-learning capabilities and varying automated IT technologies for improving business processes within the DoD and Govt. IT environments.

Arlington, VA, January 11, 2018 --(PR.com)-- On Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, 2018, senior leaders within the Federal Government, Industry and Academia will convene in Arlington, VA for two days of off the record, non-attribution briefings and senior level discussions at Defense Strategies Institute’s "Town Hall" Blockchain and Automated IT for Government Summit.

The dialogue will focus on innovative capabilities and applications of blockchain, to also include robotic process automation, emerging machine-learning capabilities and varying automated IT technologies for improving business processes within the DoD and Govt. IT environments.

As of December 12th, 2017, The White House announced the signing of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 that includes a requirement for a briefing on the cyber applications of blockchain technology. This briefing will undoubtedly shed light on the intuitive capabilities blockchain technology can provide to both the Federal Government and DoD IT environments.

The bill states, “SEC. 1646 of the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) requires a briefing on cyber applications of blockchain technology. Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the heads of such other departments and agencies of the Federal Government as the Secretary considers appropriate, shall provide to the appropriate committees of Congress a briefing on the cyber applications of blockchain technology.”

As NDAA FY 2018 was signed this December, the Blockchain for Government Summit will occur at a crucial time, within the aforementioned 180 day period, providing an open and collaborative discussion to explore the practical use cases, current limitations and challenges, as well as future applications for the integration of blockchain and automated IT technologies and systems.

To that end summit will offer 15 sessions with over 17 diverse government speakers addressing blockchain challenges including:

* John M. Bergin, SES, Business Technology Officer, DoD CIO
* Rod Turk, Acting CIO, Department of Commerce
* Bill Zielinski, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Category Management, Office of Information Technology Category, Federal Acquisition Service, GSA
* Avi Bender, Director, National Technical Information Service, Department of Commerce
* Justin Herman, Intergovernmental Emerging Citizen Technology Lead, GSA Technology Transformation Services, GSA
* Craig Fischer, Innovation Program Manager, Financial Innovation & Transformation, Department of the Treasury
* Anil John, Program Manager, Identity Management and Data Privacy Research, Cyber Security Division, DHS S&T
* Patrick Conway, Chief Knowledge Officer, Knowledge Management-Process Improvement Officer, TRADOC

DSI welcomes any questions to have posed during the forum: questions should align with the topics of the sessions.

Seating is limited –
To promote an actionable discussion and dialogue amongst speaker and attendees, seating will be limited. Register now to reserve your seat. Those interested in participating in the 2018 Blockchain & Automated IT for Government Summit can visit Defense Strategies Institute's website at http://blockchain.dsigroup.org/

Anyone interested in learning more or sending questions contact Morgan at mcolfax@dsigroup.org, 1-201-266-0058.

Summit is Closed to Press / No Recordings
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Defense Strategies Institute
Morgan Colfax
201.266.0058
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http://blockchain.dsigroup.org/
Register Now:
http://dsigroup.org/blockchain-automated-it-for-government-summit-registration/

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