Use Case Oriented Working Groups
The following use case categories will be used to bring together qualified opinions and expertise so recommendations, white papers, vetted briefings and other valuable outputs (that leverage blockchain related technologies) can be delivered to government managers and law makers.
- Health Care (Electronic Medical Records, Health and Human Services Fraud Prevention (Medicare/Medicaid))
- Supply Chain
- Education and Training Working Group
- National Security / Cyber Security (protecting governmental systems)
- Government Ontology
- Budgeting, Appropriations & Tracking Working Group
- Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Economic Analysis
- Transfer payments / Public Funds Distribution (Welfare, Social Security, Grants, etc.)
- Defense Specific Applications (military unique applications of blockchain)
- Legislative & Legal
- Public Sector Supply Chain Logistics
- Agricultural Protections of Food Distribution, Quality Control, Importation
- Titling of Land and other Taxable Assets
- Software Tagging and Licensing of Valuable Assets (Software, hard assets).
- Technology Specific (Standards Setting, Cryptography, Interoperability of Blockchains)
- Use of Cryptocurrencies by Government Entities (Accepting Taxes Paid with Cryptocurrencies, Funding of Government Programs using Cryptocurrencies, etc.)
- Identity Management Using Blockchain
How Do Working Groups Function?
A leader will be established who brings members together onto a common agenda. He/she will establish a goal or target activity and a reasonable timeline. This could be a…
- policy recommendation,
- the study group,
- research or survey team,
- engagement team,
- analysis team,
- the writing team,
…that delivers an expert opinion to a specific government organization. GBA leadership has issued guidelines for how these working groups will operate. This is based on guidance from the IEEE. Generally, they will convene telephonically, every two weeks, and orchestrate their efforts towards a goal. There will also sub groups that tackle specific issues; for instance, the very broad category of “health care” could easily apply blockchain in over a dozen different types of healthcare use cases. Similarly, supply chain logistics (as a broad category) may be unique in the defense community (specifically) and may need its own analysis and recommendations.
GBA members should contact James Kana to get involved.
Why Should Members of the GBA Participate?
Leadership usually entails an investment of some type as well as a commitment to do the right thing. Although there are committed and very competent civil servants at all levels, governmental organizations simply need our help.
Secondly, members will be a part of the solution and can contribute by having a voice during the creation process. This enhances one’s career. Participants can lead others towards viable solutions. Exhibiting leadership differentiates you and yields experience that can be obtained in no other way. The return on investment for GBA members will be enjoyed for years as you help drive an industry voice “coming along for the ride”.