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Artificial Intelligence

This group focuses on how artificial intelligence can be used along with blockchain to improve the lives of people, local, regional, national, and global communities.Read NowJoshua ArmahView Group

Acquisition Management

This Working Group explores new methods, tools, and techniques to use blockchain technology to establish secure and trusted processes for government contractors and acquisition authorities. This group is also exploring establishing a public blockchain to store acquisition data that can be used by contractors and government offices. Private companies and government offices can apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to customize solutions on top of the blockchain data layer.Read NowLeadership Positions AvailableView Group

Acquisition Management

Sub Topic: Standards & Certifications
This group focuses on assuring and ensuring the quality, accountability, reliability, and sustainability of blockchain solutions. The group develops risk-based standards for the establishment, implementation, and maintenance of blockchain solutions. These standards can and should be used for the assessment and evaluation of products, processes, and organizations to support acquisition management and source selection. The group will also explore, experiment with, and implement Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) governance models to establish, maintain, and assess compliance with standards and models.
Read NowMeiyappan MasilamaniView Group

Asset Management

This Working Group will identify and discuss how blockchain technology will disrupt asset management as a systematic process of developing, operating, maintaining, upgrading, and disposing of assets cost-effectively.Read NowMaruf AhmedView Group

Aviation

This group focuses on how blockchain technology can be beneficial to the aviation industry.Read NowJason BennickView Group

Big Data

The Big Data working group is a specialized body of knowledge that exists to help governments and societies understand how big data is impacting the world we live in today. The need for blockchain/distributed ledger solutions in the big data arena is massively growing and as a working group, we will identify the right measures through collaboration.Read NowMark MontoyaView Group

Budgeting, Accountability & Transparency

Local, state (provincial), national and international government employees, along with members of the Government Blockchain Association, are invited to participate in a Working Group to study the opportunities and risks of blockchain technologies when applied to government budgeting, appropriations and tracking.Read NowFrederic de VaulxView Group

Campaign and Fundraising Accountability

This group is focused on working with charitable organizations and campaigns to promote public accountability of donated funds and contributions.Read NowRoss MyersView Group

Contract Management

The Contract Management Group studies opportunities to use blockchain technologies to improve contract management and payment practices.Read NowEric UbiasView Group

Cryptoasset Compliance Working Group

Our objective is to create think tanks with private and public sector members and help educate regulatory lawmakers on the technical, financial, and fundamental state of crypto assets. Mick ShermanView Group

Cybersecurity

Identifies, studies, and develops informative materials to improve the body of technologies, processes and practices to protect information technology assets such as networks, computers, programs and data from hostile attacks, damage or unauthorized access.Read NowDr. Srini BalasubramanianView Group

Economic Analysis

The goal of the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Economic Analysis Working Group is to evaluate the economic impacts of technologies involving blockchain and to offer impartial economic advice.Read NowLeadership Positions AvailableView Group

Education and Training

The Education and Training Working Group advises GBA staff in the direction and guidance on the long-term education and training goals and objectives of the Association.
The Committee’s Major Role will be to establish and maintain the organization’s Common Body of Knowledge (“GBA CBOK”) and relate this CBOK to the GBA training and certification programs. The instructional design of the core curriculum shall focus primarily on addressing the educational needs of blockchain professionals to develop and advance their careers.
Read NowJoerg MoltView Group

Education and Training

Sub Topic: Early Education
The Working Group studies opportunities to use blockchain technologies to support the needs of students below the high school level.
Read NowJohn GomezView Group

Elections

This working group focuses on using blockchain technology to enable direct democracy and fully transparent, fraud-resistant voting.Read NowSusan EustisView Group

Emergency Management

The goal of this working group is to use blockchain and other innovative technologies to plan for and respond to emergency situations. This includes the accountable movement of information and resources in rapid response to evolving circumstances.Read NowKamea Aloha LafontaineView Group

Energy

The purpose of the Energy Working Group is to identify unique problem sets and challenges faced by public and private entities regarding energy supply, distribution and regulation. The group will explore innovative blockchain and distributed ledger technologies to address these challenges to increase the efficiency, security, resilience and sustainability.Read NowChristopher PeoplesView Group

Financial Regulatory

This working group focuses on the current day and emerging regulatory demands and impacts to compliance programs with Blockchain technology and the financial and payments sectors. This working group encourages Blockchain companies, government regulators, law enforcement, and professionals in the financial regulatory and financial crimes space to join and contribute.Read NowJames McDowellView Group

Financial Regulatory

Sub Topic: Financial Oversight
The Working Group studies opportunities to use blockchain technologies to improve a variety of financial system practicalities.
Read NowBernie DoyleView Group

Financial Regulatory

Sub Topic: ICO & STO
The Working Group will focus on compiling best practices for Initial Coin Offerings (“ICO”) and Security Token Offerings (“STO”) while laying out all relevant regulatory regimes and their current application and potential future implications for ICOs and STOs.
Coming SoonHabeeb SyedView Group

Financial Regulatory

Sub Topic: Financial Crimes
This Working Group focuses on helping law enforcement and government agencies forensically investigate and monitor illicit cryptocurrency use.
This group supports the development of techniques and advanced search algorithms to reliably detect suspicious activities within cryptocurrency transactions and the “Dark Web”. The focus is supporting cases “threat tagged” to virtual currencies such as human trafficking, illicit drug sales, kidnapping, and ransomware attacks.
Read NowPatrick LarsenView Group

Financial Regulatory

Sub Topic: Taxes
This Working Group studies how governments around the world are using blockchain and cryptocurrencies to generate revenue. They also make recommendations for other governments to implement systems, rules, and laws to adapt to new technology.
Read NowKsenija CipekView Group

Gaming

This group explores the use of blockchain technology for public gaming for public and charitable purposes.Read NowTara Sue MyersView Group

Grant Management

Grant Management working group consists of professionals working in the government, international organizations, and private sectors who are passionate about using Blockchain for managing, tracking, and settle grants to provide transparency and efficiency, to eradicate corruption and fraud, and to eliminate recipient initiated reporting in the process of grant disbursement. Avery StarrView Group

Governance (DAO)

This group focuses on building, implementing, and promoting blockchain-enabled governance to solve challenges and improve freedoms around the world. The team will create an open-source platform and toolkit for organizations to use to design, launch, and manage DAOs of all sizes and missions.Read NowMax GravittView Group

Health Care

The GBA Healthcare Working Group (HWG) focuses on applications of blockchain technology to the needs of the healthcare sector.Read NowMarquis AllenView Group

Healthcare

Sub Topic: Genomic Research
Read NowOfer A. LidskyView Group

Healthcare

Sub Topic: Medical RecordsRead NowSteve WishstarView Group

Hemp & Cannabis

This group studies the legal, regulatory, financial, technical, and many issues regarding the complex framework of constraints and opportunities around the cannabis industry for medical, recreational, and numerous other uses.Read NowAndrew StroudView Group

Identity Management

The purpose of this group is to work with the many identity management organizations, frameworks and standards and try to bring the blockchain solution providers together around common protocols to identify people, places, and organizations while protecting the privacy of individuals. This group studies how you can make the needed information while protecting the sovereignty of the identity data.Read NowShiv AggarwalView Group

Information Technology

Sub Topic:
Blockchain Application Architecture
Read NowLeadership Positions AvailableView Group

Intellectual Property (IP)

This group focuses on the overall issues related to intellectual property. It specifically includes patents, trademarks and other government protection of intellectual property.Read NowMichael HensonView Group

Intellectual Property (IP)

Sub Topic: Art and Entertainment
This group discusses how blockchain could address problems including artists must surrender too much of the value to content distribution outlets and other industry entities and those creators of music, images and publications are not protected adequately.
Read NowDavis Pfund
Thiago Oliveira
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Intellectual Property (IP)

Sub Topic: Software
Exploring applications of blockchain technology to facilitate use of standard Software ID Tags (SWIDs) to manage the disposition of end-user software products and licenses.
Read NowLeadership Positions AvailableView Group

Insurance

The Insurance Working Group examines ways that blockchain technology can support improved analysis and management of risk data and reduce the costs and administrative costs and delays. The goal is to make insurance cheaper, faster and more available.Read NowPriyank JaniView Group

International Trade

This working group interfaces with other working groups and brings together topics like supply chain, regulation & compliance, finance, logistics & shipping, digitalization & security, data & documents, markets, economics, etc.).Read NowJuan CabreraView Group

Land Titling

This working group explores blockchain technologies to address land titling and insurance use cases around the world.Read NowJohn Dean MarkunasView Group

Licensing, Permitting, and Credentials

This group explores how blockchain solutions can be used to issue, manage, and validate professional licenses, permits, and other credentials.Read NowMaria EsquelaView Group

Legal & Legislative

The purpose of this working group is to explore the legal and legislative impacts of blockchain and cryptocurrency on public and private sector organizations and individuals.Read NowEric GuthrieView Group

Legislative & Policy

Sub Topic: Legal Information Management
Leverage Blockchain technology to make “The Law” more open, transparent, and accessible– and knowable.
Read NowSteven OlsonView Group

Mining & Cryptocurrency

This working group is for cryptocurrency developers, investors, entrepreneurs, companies, and enthusiasts to communicate, collaborate, and discuss new ways to leverage blockchain technology for government contractors and institutions. We will discuss the impact that mining and the use of cryptocurrencies will have on taxation, regulation, and economic activity.Read NowJoe WaltonView Group

Records Management

This working group is interested in developing a content/records management system built on a blockchainRead NowMichael HilesView Group

Smart City

A smart city is an urban area that uses different types of electronic data collection sensors to supply information used to manage assets and resources efficiently.Read NowLeadership Positions AvailableView Group

Smart Economy

Sub Topic: Smart EconomyRead NowSoorya NathView Group

Space

This group explores how blockchain may be used to manage resources outside of the Earth’s atmosphere.Read NowGeorge PullenView Group

Supply Chain

The group examines blockchain solutions to improve the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing and procurement, conversion, and all logistics management activities.Read NowAravind VorugantiView Group

Supply Chain

Sub Topic: Food
This working group focuses on the specific challenges for tracking food in a supply chain and bringing together stakeholders around the globe to promote the exchange of professional ideas, interests, and discussion to establish best practices that encourage the use of Blockchain for the Food Supply chain.
Read NowBryan RiceView Group

Supply Chain

Sub Topic: Licensing and PermittingRead NowMaria EsquelaView Group

Sustainable Environmental Stewardship

The purpose of this group is to explore blockchain technologies that support sustainable use of natural resources including aquatic, agricultural, livestock, wildlife, forestation, and other natural resources. This group focuses on how data can be collected, resources can be used, and restoration that minimizes the depletion of natural resources.Read NowPriya GulianiView Group

Standards & Certifications

This group focuses on assuring and ensuring the quality, accountability, reliability, and sustainability of blockchain solutions. The group develops risk-based standards for the establishment, implementation, and maintenance of blockchain solutions. These standards can and should be used for the assessment and evaluation of products, processes, and organizations to support the acquisition management and source selection.
The group will also explore, experiment with, and implement Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) governance models to establish, maintain, and assess compliance with standards and models.
Read NowMeiyappan MasilamaniView Group

Telcom, Internet & Comms

This working group focuses on how blockchain and related technologies can improve access, efficiencies and support the integrity of communications systems.Read NowSrinivas KontetiView Group

Transportation

This group examines how blockchain solutions can be used to improve the efficiencies and capabilities of transportation systems.Read NowArmeen GouldView Group

Voting

This working group focuses on using blockchain technology to enable direct democracy and fully transparent, fraud-resistant voting.Read NowSusan EustisView Group