A new US government report explores how blockchains could be used to track drones carrying medical supplies

The Block | April 27, 2020

A new US government report explores how blockchains could be used to track drones carrying medical supplies
Commercial drone delivery is becoming a serious business, but it still faces technical challenges related to data sharing and trust. Blockchains could help with that, a report published April 15 by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) contends. Companies and governments all over the world are using unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) to deliver essential products, like medicines. For instance, last year Ghana launched the world's largest medical drone delivery service, which takes up to 600 on-demand flights per day to 2,000 health facilities spread across the country.

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The Certified Public Finance Officers Program (Certification Program) of the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is a broad educational self-study program designed to verify knowledge in the disciplines of government finance. The Certification Program was designed by the GFOA Executive Board and is being implemented by the Council on Certification, the governing body for the program. Technical and administrative support for the program is provided by Radford University's Governmental and Nonprofit Assistance Center.
To earn the designation of Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO), candidates must pass a series of five examinations covering the major disciplines of public finance. A candidate has seven years in which to successfully complete the program. Once earned, the CPFO designation is maintained by participating in 30 hours of continuing professional education each year or 60 hours over a two year period.

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The Certified Public Finance Officers Program (Certification Program) of the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is a broad educational self-study program designed to verify knowledge in the disciplines of government finance. The Certification Program was designed by the GFOA Executive Board and is being implemented by the Council on Certification, the governing body for the program. Technical and administrative support for the program is provided by Radford University's Governmental and Nonprofit Assistance Center.
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