U.S. agency's COVID-19 report cites blockchain as tool for resolving logistics issues during crises

A U.S. agency focused on information technology and cybersecurity published a wide-ranging report on lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic — including one way in which blockchain could help resolve logistics problems.

The report — entitled "Building A More Resilient ICT Supply Chain: Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic" — was published by a working group established to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is still ongoing in the U.S. and abroad. The report, published on November 6, aimed to "understand and document impacts to organization’s supply chains due to the pandemic" according to an agency statement

One area focuses on ways in which supply chains disrupted by the pandemic or similar crises can be restored.