The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) supports local, state/provincial, national and international governments by establishing government level membership programs.
These membership programs include the establishment of a Public-Private Partnership that is a Government Blockchain Solution Center (GBSC).
The focus of the government-wide membership is to facilitate the coordination of blockchain activities across a government-wide scope.
This level of membership focuses on maturing the blockchain understanding of civil servants so that they can use blockchain technologies to improve services to their constituents.
To deploy a Government Blockchain Solution Center (GBSC) that works with a government entity to coordinate the efforts of private and public blockchain solutions to accomplish government goals and objectives.
The GBSC works with government officials as independent third-parties to:
- Draft, review and coordinate blockchain and cryptocurrency-related policies
- Coordination of blockchain-related funding and other resources
- Perform requirements analysis
- Contract administration support
- Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V)
- Attract outside funding, investment, and support towards government goals
Blockchain Project Support
The GBSC is a Public-Private Partnership that is a one-stop-shop to support projects with:
- Project mission & vision definition
- Competitive analysis
- Business case development
- Resource acquisition
How It Works
Step 1: Blockchain Foundations Training – The biggest mistake made by organizations is to embark on a blockchain program based on the advice of a single vendor or stakeholder. Many vendors are more interested in selling their solutions than the operational mission of the organization. Government decision-makers should be educated about the technology so that they have a solid understanding of the capability, limitations, risk, benefits, options and related legal and regulatory considerations. This should be done prior to the selection of any solution, vendor, or approach. GBA conducts a 2-Day Certified Blockchain Foundations Course designed specifically for civil servants. The cost of the two-day event is $3,000 (plus travel if applicable) for up to 20 students. Students that successfully complete the class are listed on the GBA Directory of Certified Consultants. The course is delivered by the GBA or a GBA Licenced Training Partner.
Step 2: Requirements Definition Workshop – The GBA leads a 2-day workshop to identify critical business processes that may be improved by blockchain technology. Workshop participants identify, categorize, rate, rank and analyze processes based on defined criteria. The method is based on the CMMI Decision Analysis & Resolution (DAR), Requirements Management (RM), and Requirements Definition (RD)Process Areas. Workshop participants will produce a set of features, functions, and constraints that need to be addressed to optimize existing business processes related to achieving or supporting the organization’s mission. The cost for the Requirements definition Workshop is $3,000 plus travel (if applicable).
Step 3: Solution Identification, Evaluation, and Selection (Innovation Challenge) – The GBA publishes the requirements to over 100 GBA Chapters Around the World. Each GBA chapter organizes local teams and coordinates with approximately 5o Working Groups to organize teams of blockchain experts to address the requirements. GBA Working Groups and Chapters have 30 days to develop a prototype, implementation plan, and cost estimate to implement and support their solution. They submit their solution via recorded video and written proposal to the Government Blockchain Solution Center (GBSC). The GBSC evaluates the submissions based on defined weighted criteria and selects the first, second, and third place submissions. The Government awards a prize of $10,000, $5,000, and $2,500 respectively to the winners. The GBA will submit a proposal to administer the innovation challenge. This is typically one FTE for 60-90 days for each innovation challenge.
Step 4: Solution Implementation & Management – The government agency or office uses the information learned during the review and selection of submissions to write the Statement of Work (SOW) that will be used to acquire and implement the solution. The GBA GBSC may be contracted to perform government and/or project support based on the needs of the organization. This is defined and proposed as a separate agreement.
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