Unlocking Education and Workforce Opportunity Through Blockchain
American Council on Education / 2020
While not focused on federal government, this study was funded by a grant from the Department of Education. It explores new learning taxonomies, educational data privacy and portability. Its focus is post-secondary education.
This citation-heavy paper discusses the coordination of autonomous vehicles over blockchain networks, and explores a human organ transfer use case, lending provenance not only to the the vehicle itself but to the organ destined for transplant.
Can Blockchain Help Prevent Forgery and Counterfeiting?
DHS Science & Technology Directorate / 2020
This slide deck is an exceptionally valuable overview of blockchain and essential advanced concepts of Verifiable Credentials, Decentralized Identifiers, and Key Management. It showcases a number of DHS proof of concept projects, and outlines the DHS Silicon Valley Innovation Program.
A Taxonomic Approach to Understanding Emerging Blockchain Identity Management Systems
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 2020
This paper categorizes blockchain identity management systems into a taxonomy based on differences in blockchain architectures, governance models, and other salient features. Context is provided for the taxonomy through the description of related terms, emerging standards, and use cases while highlighting relevant security and privacy considerations.
The Trust Machine: Blockchain in nuclear disarmament and arms control verification
King's College London / 2020
This report, written for nuclear experts and decision-makers, features clear descriptions of blockchain technology and direct application to current challenges in enforcement of nuclear non-proliferation treaties. Don't overlook the strong reference section.
Complementing the Padlock: The prospect of blockchain for strengthening nuclear security
Stimson / 2020
This working paper from the February 2020 IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Security "explores the potential pathways for security in nuclear material accounting and control, insider threat mitigation, and transport security."
Air Traffic Management Blockchain Infrastructure for Security, Authentication, and Privacy
National Air and Space Administration / 2019
FAA regulations require that civilian aircraft carry ADSB transponders which broadcast their location, altitude and velocity for use in collision avoidance systems. Military aircraft do not carry these transpoders for security reasons, increasing the chances for collision. This paper outlines an approach to integrate blockchain to provide one-way visibility of ADSB info to military aircraft to preserve security while increasing safety.
Blockchain Compliance with Federal Cryptographic Information Processing Standards
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics
Laboratory / 2019
This paper evaluates four blockchain platforms (Ethereum, Fabric, Corda, Multichain) against NIST standards for cryptography, which are required for FISMA compliance for federal technology projects. It is an excellent resource to include in platform evaluation.
Information Technology & Innovation Foundation / 2019
This paper provides a good overview of blockchain technologies and a large number of case study abstracts before moving on to issues of blockchain regulation. It lays out a number of principles for policymakers interested in advancing blockchain technologies. It contains 250 citations which are a wealth of additional resources.