Fundamentally, the use cases of blockchain technology for supply chains are typically associated with traditional commerce that is using a distributed ledger to secure and expedite the sequence of resources, material, and processes that can distribute and produce services for consumption. But when we talk about intelligence production and promulgation it is commonly assumed as collecting information on military, law enforcement, or political value. This is a supply chain process and all its assets are communal with the decision makers that later takes the form of information about entities of interest.
In this column let’s have a look at how blockchain technology for these non-traditional intelligence supply chains provides an immune, distributed ledger of intelligence information. This information of intelligence supply chain comes with instantaneous access to a trust-worthy, common, verifiable source of intermix intelligence. This piece of information is a complete derivation to the civilian law enforcement officials, intelligence analysts, and military force commanders.
Why Blockchain For Intelligence Supply Chain?
- The blockchain technology traces the provenance and refinement of intelligence assets during the whole lifecycle and across the intelligence supply chain.
- It provides the accurate, tamper-proof current-state and origin of each entity, place, thing, and their relationships, from the stage of creation to removal in an immutable and shared intelligence asset ledger.
The Problem With Intelligence Supply Chain
- A continuous identification and assessment of collected intelligence data in disparate pieces, map by intelligence collecting, processing, evaluation and dissemination (PED).
- This new piece of information is akin to unknown and known entities of interest in an attempt of developing, maintaining, and providing the accurate and complete understanding of it to the decision-makers.
- Still, the intelligence products and its related source data are generally disintegrated, incomplete, and even antagonistic. Therefore, this makes it tough for the decision-makers to know how reliable any piece of information is.
- The analysis at the initial stage is typically performed on a per-sensor basis rather than on holistic-entity basis, fusion, entity updating, assessment and leaving the hard job of all-source correlation to later stages of the intelligence supply chain.
- Distinctive systems, people, and processes work on the data, by storing their independent products (findings) and results in different systems and by relying on wide enterprise search solutions and meta-tagging to find the incoherent information when the need appears.
- As there is no single, authoritative origin for the collected findings of these intermix intelligence entity assets, it becomes difficult for the decision-makers to trust and take appropriate decisions on time.
What Solution Can Blockchain Supply Chain Bring To This Problem?
- A blockchain intelligence supply chain provides system support with a secure, trusted, shared ledger to the intelligence users and their decision-support systems, by providing the most current known state of an entity as well as its history.
- Any sort of intelligence-based updates proposed to entities in this common ledger requires authorization and general agreement within applicable and authorized intelligence network. This is before to writing the agreed upon updated information to the append-only unchangeable ledger.
- As soon as it is in the ledger, it instantly becomes available for consumption by existing analytic and decision-support systems.
- The best part of the public-key cryptographic infrastructure (PKI) and blockchain technology is that it ensures that each ledger transaction is encrypted, cryptographically chained, and signed to all preceding transactions to provide privacy, accountability, immutability, the un-frame ability for protecting from being accused of doing something that you didn’t do.
- Smart contracts and authorization policies ciphered in signed, encrypted programming language and applied by each authorizing supply chain member before committing any updates to the ledger certainly define and implement intelligence community verification and validation business policies to each projected entity update transaction or business.
- Each and every member of the intelligence supply chain has their own local detail of the ledger for speedy accessibility.
- All signed ledger updates are independently applied and synchronized across each node in the intelligence supply chain using an automated consensus mechanism to ensure every member has a consistent view in almost real time.
- The finely-grained security controls ensure that intelligence-data users and intelligence supply chain members can only see the information.
Blockchain technology provides most trustworthy intelligence with a permanent and transparent record of all entity-related intelligence findings. It provides easier access to a single source of truth. Blockchain gives agitable justification for intelligence-based decisions. Therefore, blockchain-based intelligence supply chain is much better and more secure. Blockchain development companies like OpenXcell provides the finest services for blockchain supply chain. The team of expert blockchain developers of OpenXcell deals with all the requirements for creating a transparent supply chain process with a clean distribution of data by developing a distributed ledger for your supply chain.