The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has included "blockchain managers" in food and agriculture distribution as essential Critical Infrastructure workers, according to a March 19 memo focused on the coronavirus crisis.
The memory was published by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), which was established in 2018 with a focus on digital security.
In the memo, CISA recommended that "[i]f you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule."
Notably, the list includes the following item: "Employees and firms supporting food, feed, and beverage distribution, including warehouse workers, vendor-managed inventory controllers and blockchain managers."
"This list was developed in consultation with federal agency partners, industry experts, and State and local officials," the memo said. "CISA will continually solicit and accept feedback on the list and will evolve the list in response to stakeholder feedback."
The full document can be found below: