Government agencies are exploring blockchain technology for operations that require a cryptographically secured distributed ledger. From healthcare to customs to acquisitions, blockchain’s immutable, transparent and secure systems are appealing to agencies with a broad range of missions. However, blockchain is still in the pilot stage in much of the federal government. How can IT leaders know if it’s the best solution for their mission and operations? What are the risks? And, will it bring a good return on investment?

    This FCW Briefing brings together government leaders in a small group setting to discuss the pros and cons of blockchain. Topics that are likely to be discussed include:

    • What are the best missions and environments for using blockchain?
    • How does blockchain compare to other options?
    • What are the benefits and challenges of using blockchain?
    • What kind of personnel requirements and training does blockchain require?

    Briefing Information

    FCW Briefing:
    Blockchain: Benefits & Challenges in Government

    March 6, 2019

    7:30 -10:00 AM

    The Willard InterContinental
    1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, DC 2004

    FREE for Government Attendees


    To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact:

    Stacy Money
    1105 Public Sector Media Group
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 415-444-6933


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    Wednesday, March 6, 2019

    7 AM
    8 AM
    9 AM
    8:30 am - 8:35 am Opening Remarks
    8:35 am - 8:55 am Opening Discussion: Adopting a Blockchain Mindset
    • Jose Arrieta Chief Information Officer Department of Health and Human Services
    8:55 am - 9:40 am Panel Discussion: Unlocking the Potential of Blockchain
    • Tiffany Angulo Policy Advisor
      Congressional Blockchain Caucus
      Office of U.S. Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06)
      (Pending Agency Approval)
    • Landon Zinda Deputy Legislative Director
      Congressional Blockchain Caucus
      Representative Tom Emmer (R-MN)
      (Pending Agency Approval)
    9:40 am - 9:45 am Closing Remarks
    9:45 am - 10:00 am Networking


    The Willard InterContinental Hotel
    1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW | Washington, DC 20004 | (202) 628-9100


    The Federal Triangle Metro stop (orange/blue lines) is 2 blocks away and the Metro Center metro stop (red line) is three blocks away, both within walking distance of the hotel.


    The Willard Hotel offers valet parking at the main entrance on Pennsylvania Ave NW. The hotel public parking entrance is located on F Street NW behind the Willard Hotel, between 14th Street NW and 15th Street NW. There are additional public garages on F Street NW and at the National Press Building, with two entrances on 13th Street NW. Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.


    NASBA CPE Registry

    In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour.

    Program Level: Basic with no pre-requisites required

    Delivery Method: Group Live, Specialized Knowledge and Application, Registration # 137543

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