- Blockchain Technology is becoming a rapidly growing field and a major focus for a large number of enterprises.
- The GAO Innovation Lab has opened job vacancies for the exploring of emerging technologies, including blockchain, for an interdisciplinary assistant director and a multidisciplinary computer scientist/engineer.
- With this move of seeking experts to work on initiatives that include the blockchain technology.
Blockchain Technology is becoming a rapidly growing field and a major focus for a large number of enterprises. It is continuing to emerge as an innovative technology, and there has been a wider recognition amongst enterprises, services, and businesses of the value this technology can offer.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO), a legislative agency that monitors and audits government spending and operations, is the principal audit institution of the U.S..S. government. It provides Congress with a balanced analysis of technological and scientific developments. These developments are proven to own potential in affecting society, environment, and economy. Also, on its website, the GAO is being described as a “congressional watchdog.”
The GAO Innovation Lab has opened job vacancies for the exploring of emerging technologies, including blockchain, for an interdisciplinary assistant director and a multidisciplinary computer scientist/engineer. This is following the U.S..S. government job portal.
Outlines about the position, according to the job post
- Location: The GAO vacancy location is in Washington, D.C., and the supervision reported to be carried out by GAO’s Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics Team’s Innovation Lab.
- Responsibility: The responsibilities the prospective candidates will be assigned include the identification, development, testing, and evaluation of the use case prototypes for the technologies such as the digital ledger (blockchain), cloud-based ‘as-a-service’ capabilities, Internet of Things, RPA and other machine learning system, virtual/augmented realities, and 5G technologies
- Additional responsibilities: facilitation of the change management across processes, methods, and team cultures for the successful integration of the innovative emerging technologies.
- The job post further outlined that the chosen candidate should possess an understanding of the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) and other relevant standards, too, to work with GAO teams in contributing to achieving desired results. The roles mentioned to offer six-figure salaries.
With this move of seeking experts to work on initiatives that include the blockchain technology, it is aiming to create an improved approach that will change the perspective of the business of audit, investigations, and program evaluation, according to the GAO.
Blockchain Future in the U.S.
Undoubtedly, there is a consistency in the interest shown by the U.S. government in the area of blockchain technology, and the GAO is an instance in proving the shift of focus and rise in interest by the U.S. government in the same.
Taka Ariga, GAO Innovation Lab’s director, discussed how blockchain could help auditors who examine larger and more complicated sets of information the previous year, had stated that they would help the audit community address grand challenges by the application of data science and by exploring emerging technologies such as machine learning and digital ledger in the user-centric environment of the Innovation Lab.
The GAO has further added in the official that the use of blockchain technology has a potential in innovating the government and industry processes. Nonetheless, Ariga stated a clarification that few issues still need addressing regarding the blockchain, issues such as fraud, money laundering, and high amounts of energy use.