In a new interview, members of the US Department of Homeland Security discuss their increasing interest in blockchain tech.
⧉infominer17-Jun-19 06:09 AM
DHS Science and Technology Directorate -Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP)
In November 2018, The US Federal Government Issued an SVIP request for proposals, with grants totaling $800,000, for startups creating products that use Decentralized Credentials. The call included examples of hypothetical use cases, including crossing TSA checkpoints, and for Native Tribes to use for issuing identity documents.
“There exists across DHS Components and the Homeland Security Enterprise the need to issue entitlements, attestations and certifications for a variety of purposes including travel, training, education, affiliation, organizational identity and delegated authority and more. Current issuance processes are often paper based, non-interoperable and are susceptible to loss, destruction, forgery, and counterfeiting.” (edited)
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate, recently unveiled a list of 13 small businesses working towards “the development of new cyber security technology.” The companies are part of the 2016 Small Business Innovation Research program....