DHS Awards Blockchain Contract to Fight Forgeries in Immigration

DHS Awards Blockchain Contract to Fight Forgeries in Immigration

The Homeland Security Department awarded an Austrian technology company more than $143,000 Friday to institute interoperability between the agency’s multiple data formats and blockchain-related endeavors-and to ultimately implement an innovative distributed ledger solution to combat forgery and counterfeiting in immigration and citizenship documents. As a modern record-keeping technology, blockchain validates information on a secure decentralized public ledger.