National Strategy to Develop Distributed Ledger Technology for Digital ID Tucked into 2023 Defense Budget

By The Sharp Edge The corrupt DC uniparty has conspired against voters who elected a Republican majority in the House to put a stop to wasteful spending driving inflation, by pushing for a massive omnibus bill as the Christmas holiday deadline looms.  In a setup for the vote on the omnibus bill, on December 15, 2022, Congress passed a one-week Continuing Resolution along with the National Defense Authorization Act of 2023 (NDAA), which is the defense budget for next year.  The NDAA is headed to Biden’s desk for signature. Members on both sides of the isle have praised their efforts on the passage of the NDAA, which includes repealing the Covid injection mandate for service members.  While revoking the Covid jab mandate for military members is a victory garnering much of the focus, other aspects of the $858 billion dollar defense bill have gone completely unnoticed.  The devil is always in the details.  Tucked inside this massive defense bill is the creation of a “National research and development strategy for distributed ledger technology” to build the framework for a digital enslavement system nationwide.  Though this agenda has been explicitly laid out by the Biden regime over the course of 2022, it has been years in the making as outlined in the Corey’s Digs report entitled ‘The Global Landscape on Vaccine ID Passports’ Part 3 and Part 4. Background On March 9, 2022, the Biden regime issued an Executive Order for “Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets,” in which the White House called for “an evolution and alignment of the United States Government approach to digital assets,” while placing the “highest urgency” on the development of a United States Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).  Central banks around the world, including the Federal Reserve, are currently advancing in research, development and implementation of CBDCs. This initiative came despite little support from the American public which has remained adamantly opposed to a US CBDC.  In June 2022, the Fed published public comments on their proposal for a CBDC.  Of the 2,052 comments (excluding blank entries and individuals soliciting government contracts) 71% were “concerned or outright opposed to the idea of a CBDC in the United States,” based on a Cato Institute study. The Biden EO called for the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Chief Technology Officer, in consultation with the Treasury Secretary, the Fed Chair as well as heads of other relevant agencies, to report back to the White House within 180 days on the technology infrastructure necessary to implement a CBDC system nationwide. In response to the White House Executive Order, in September 2022, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued their report on “Technical Evaluation for a U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency System,” which recommends that the OSTP and the National Science Foundation (NSF) lead a “National Digital Assets Research and Development (R&D) Agenda” to support the Fed’s CBDC exploration as well as scale-up “relevant technological infrastructure, capacity, and expertise across the Federal government.”  While the White House press release noted that, “this agenda will also cover topics less related to CBDCs,” it failed to mention their intentions to develop distributed ledger technology for the purposes of a nationwide digital identity program or a vaccine passport system. The G20 declaration signed two months later, did however reaffirm the Biden regime’s commitment to implementing vaccine ID passports, while also exploring a CBDC payment system.  The declaration states, “We acknowledge the importance of shared technical standards and verification methods, under the framework of the IHR (2005), to facilitate seamless international travel, interoperability, and recognizing digital solutions and non-digital solutions, including proof of vaccinations. We support continued international dialogue and collaboration on the establishment of trusted global digital health networks as part of the efforts to strengthen prevention and response to future pandemics, that should capitalize and build on the success of the existing standards and digital COVID-19 certificates.” While this was in the works, the Department of Defense awarded the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) contract to Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Oracle in a shared $9 billion contract on December 7th. The cloud computing contract extends through June of 2028. Cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and distributed ledger technology are all key components to the development of their digital prison. The agenda to build the infrastructure for a digital enslavement system, which the Biden regime has methodically laid out over the course of 2022, will now be implemented through Congressional authorization under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2023, which Biden is expected to sign at the end of the week. National Strategy to Develop Distributed Ledger Technology Tucked into the 4400-page NDAA in Section 5913 is the creation of a “National research and development strategy for distributed ledger technology.”  Distributed ledger technology research for this project may include “use cases for distributed ledger technologies across various industry sectors and government, including applications pertaining to digital identity… medical information management… inclusive financial services… [and] digital credentials.”  In other words, this is a national strategy to develop the infrastructure for the entire digital enslavement system which includes digital IDs, vaccine passports, CBDCs and, of course, a social credit system. Promoting Widespread Participation The creation of a national strategy for research and development of distributed ledger technology outlined in Section 5913 of the NDAA does not solely focus on building the infrastructure.  It extends to promoting increased participation from the public by facilitating research on human behavior.  For example, the Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) is tasked with supporting research “which may include… the social behaviors of participants in decentralized networks enabled by distributed ledger technologies.”  Furthermore, research by the NSF may include, “the social, behavioral, and economic implications associated with the growth of applications of distributed ledger technologies, including decentralization in business, financial, and economic systems.”  In addition, the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is authorized to carry out an applied research project which must “identify potential applications of distributed ledger technologies, including those that could benefit activities at the Department of Commerce or at other Federal agencies.”  This applied research project may include facilitating, “broader participation in distributed ledger technologies of populations historically underrepresented in technology, business, and financial sectors.” Of course, the initiative to promote broader acceptance of distributed ledger technology is framed in such a way as to address equity and inclusion.  However, historically underrepresented populations aren’t the only ones who resist this agenda.  More than two thirds of Americans are “concerned or outright opposed” to it, based on public comments to the Fed’s CBDC proposal.  Any research into human behavior and facilitating universal acceptance of this technology would likely be used against the American public who has defied their attempts to impose a digital enslavement system. National Strategy Funding While specific funding amounts to build this distributed ledger infrastructure are not disclosed under Section 5913 of the NDAA, the legislation states that research and development funding under the national strategy will be “incorporated in the development of annual budget requests for Federal research agencies.” National Strategy Timeline As with most projects involving the federal government, the timeline on this national strategy is slow and methodical.  Within one year of the enactment of this NDAA, the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology is instructed to brief members of Congress as well as the President on the progress and findings of this initiative.  Furthermore, the Director must release a report to the public within one year following the completion of the project. Fortunately, this means there is still time to fight back.  However, GOP members of Congress have betrayed the voters who elected a Republican majority in the House by pushing for the passage of an omnibus bill before the Christmas holiday, which would essentially strip the Republicans’ leverage to defund projects like this and many others in 2023.  It is critical for the American public to make their voices heard in opposition to this national strategy to develop a digital enslavement system.  Hopefully, the incoming Republican majority in the House will listen, grow a spine, and stand against this nationwide initiative to digitally monitor, track and control every aspect of Americans’ lives. Subscribe to Corey’s Digs so you don’t miss a Dig!