The U.S. Department of Defense claims that the blockchainBlockchain
is a continuous and sequential block chain of information (digital linked list). When building a blockchain, copies of related blocks are simultaneously stored on multiple computers.Details technology has tremendous potential for disaster relief assistance, as reported by CoinDesk.
The Troop Support division of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) held a meeting earlier this month in Philadelphia. The meeting was needed to understand how blockchain technology can help support Puerto Rico after the devastating hurricane "Maria" in 2017. The meeting was organized by the Troop Support’s Continuous Process Improvement (CPI).
The potential of blockchain technology to assist in disaster relief
"The potential is absolutely huge (...) Talk about the blockchain, and you will hear how the experts compare it with the digital trust transformation or trust transactions (...) transparently, honestly and quickly (...) It (the blockchain) will change many of the existing technology in the same way that the Internet once changed the connection" – Elijah Londo, CPI management analyst, according to the DLA report.
As you know, DLA currently tracks logistic processes through centrally managed systems. This in turn makes it difficult for stakeholders to synchronize data and does not guarantee that all of them track correct and up-to-date information. With the help of blockchain technology, the agency will be able to track current data and, thus, improve the processes of supplying medicines, building materials and crediting funds from charitable foundations.
Today, the introduction of blockchain technology into the US Department of Defense system is still in question. As it became known, more than 800,000 US dollars were allocated for the initial study of the relevance of the blockchain. When will be published the results of research is still unknown.
Recall that last year, the US legislature shared plans for the possible verification of whether the blockchain can improve the security of the production systems of the legislation. At the moment, the US Department of Defense is investigating the introduction of blockchain technology to assist in natural disasters, but no official statements about dates and figures have yet been made.
Editor: Yulia Krasnaya