Blockchain: A foundation for digital transformation

Blockchain is a powerful emerging framework that can drive innovation in the federal government based on business value. It has the potential to transform legacy systems while enabling cost savings, greater transparency, higher efficiency, and more security. From citizen-facing applications to internal agency business processes, blockchain can make data more trusted and traceable.

Our Thinking

Blockchain can be a foundation for digital transformation in the federal government. It enables advanced data analytics, including machine learning and artificial intelligence. When combined with a well-designed user experience, and leveraged by the speed of DevOps and Agile, it’s truly transformative. Take a look at our perspectives below to better understand how this approach will completely change the federal space.

 

 

 

 

VIDEO: Lessons learned from GSA blockchain proof of concept project

Sapient Director Aleks Zelenovic and project partner David Nguyen, CEO of United Solutions, talk through lessons learned from the first blockchain proof of concept developed in government. They describe their experiences in implementation and innovation with blockchain at ACT-IAC’s 2017 Blockchain Forum in September.

8 tips for starting out with blockchain

Sapient Consulting | Public Sector supported the first proof of concept that brought blockchain to the federal government. Sapient Director Aleks Zelenovic shares eight tips for an organization to keep in mind  when exploring blockchain -- from understanding that blockchain is about the business, not just technology, to the correct development approach to take.

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Sapient co-authors industry and government primer on blockchain

Sapient Consulting | Public Sector co-authored an extensive blockchain primer published by ACT-IAC. The primer is designed to help readers understand blockchain and how the federal government can use it. We contributed our expertise as it relates to the distributed ledger technology, as well as use cases within the government.

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In The News

Harvard’s Steve Kelman blogs about GSA blockchain proof of concept

In his blog on federal acquisition and innovation, noted Harvard professor Steve Kelman writes about the blockchain proof of concept that Sapient Consulting | Public Sector helped build for the U.S. General Services Administration. He spoke with Sapient Director Aleks Zelenovic among others, and notes that the movement toward blockchain in government and elsewhere "could be the start of something big."

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Federal News Radio columnist mentions GSA blockchain proof of concept

In his Federal News Radio column, Tom Temin discusses blockchain and highlights Sapient and the proof-of-concept project at the U.S. General Services Administration. The project is designed to automate and shorten the review process for IT contract procurement, as well as increase accuracy and lessen the burden on contractors. Temin says to "expect more agencies to evaluate this technology" in the future.

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GCN website: GSA blockchain proof of concept looks to speed procurement

Federal technology news website GCN describes how the U.S. General Services Administration is looking to speed the procurement process for IT contracts using blockchain. Sapient Consulting | Public Sector helped develop the blockchain proof of concept, which is designed to automate and shorten the review process, increase accuracy, and lessen the burden on contractors.

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Events

ACT-IAC 2017 Blockchain Forum | September 2017 | Washington, DC

Sapient Consulting | Public Sector provided insight into the value and benefits of blockchain to government and industry. As part a TED Talk-style series, Sapient Director Aleks Zelenovic and project partner David Nguyen, CEO of United Solutions, presented on our role in blockchain implementation and the opportunities in this emerging technology. More info can be found here

Blockchain@State | October 2017 | Washington, DC

The event explored the policy implications and potential applications of distributed ledger technologies such as blockchain to advancing U.S. diplomacy and development goals. The focus was on education, fostering a dialogue, and inspiring partnerships. Sapient Consulting | Public Sector showed a live demo showcasing the advantages and benefits of blockchain in contract management. More info can be found here

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