Blockchain for government

The future of government is fueled by blockchain. Learn how IBM Blockchain is helping government agencies like yours respond to new disruptions.

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Overview

How blockchain can bring value to government

In the face of unprecedented disruption, 74% of leaders like you agree that the traditional ways of doing business are not sustainable. Technology is at the root of much of this disruption — but in the case of blockchain, it can also be the remedy.

By automating redundant processes and sharing data among permissioned network members in a decentralized way, blockchain reduces traditional friction between systems and unlocks the value long trapped inside hardened organizational silos.

The result is newfound trust and transparency across the food supply, supply chains, financial services, energy, identity and much more. And in the public sector, IBM is working with entities at all levels to prove blockchain’s value in leading the digital transformation of government.


Benefits

Solving the problems unique to government with blockchain Government is having to quickly respond to the enormous disruption of COVID-19. Hear two specific scenarios to learn how blockchain can help you meet this pressing challenge. Watch: How blockchain can bring value to government (14:38) Building trust with the people you serve Secure sharing of data between citizens and agencies helps reduce concerns about the use of that data and facilitates more extensive cooperation, so that citizens can flourish, and economies grow. Reducing the risk of data leaks Blockchains can reduce the time, cost and risks of managing sensitive information by providing an immutable and transparent audit trail for regulatory compliance, contract management, identity management and citizen services. Removing barriers to innovation Any process can suffer from friction. Blockchains help overcome the inefficiencies of imperfect information, restrictive regulation, institutional inertia, and unforeseen threats — including cybersecurity issues and the disruption of new business models.

Case studies

Accelerating the drive to net-zero emissions Blockchain plays a key role in the energy transition now happening. This case study highlights insights about the process and discusses how organizations are using innovation to enable the transition. Read the green light case study (4.6 MB) How the CDC is exploring blockchain for public health The National Center for Health Statistics at the CDC is using the power of blockchain to protect the health of the American people by improving its data collection and maintaining strict data access. See how the CDC improves data collection with blockchain (01:39) Nuarca transforms proxy voting using blockchain Nuarca teamed with IBM to implement a blockchain voting network solution based on the IBM Blockchain Platform that enables objecting beneficial owners and their votes to be immediately represented within the proxy voting cycle. Learn how blockchain can ensure voting transparency (02:06) International mail tracking and remittance The USPS, multiple air carriers and IBM have collaborated on a successful blockchain pilot that tracks international mail and ensures proper remittance back to the airlines, reducing manual effort in payments and mail management. Seamless employee record management When government employees change agencies, their records often don’t follow them. IBM is helping the Office of Personnel Management with a blockchain solution to handle cross-agency HR functions, ensure data privacy and security, and facilitate data sharing. Blockchain for defense supply chains The DOD and IBM are investigating how blockchain can help ensure secure, timely procurement of goods; increase trust in supplier and vendor choices; speed data sharing for accurate analytics; and offer more precise inventory insights and auditability of crucial supply chain steps. Learn about the IBM Blockchain Platform

Next steps

Learn how to get started

No matter where you are on your blockchain journey, IBM can help you take the right next step. Learn how you can get started with IBM Blockchain.

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Blockchain use cases

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