The US Senate Armed Services Committee has advised the Department of Defense to test blockchain technology for supply chain management and to improve national security.

The committee has published recommendations for fiscal year 2025 to implement the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). With the help of blockchain, the United States can improve economic competitiveness, increase transparency in defense procurement, improve data integrity, and reduce the risk of manipulation of information and prevent data corruption by competitors, the lawmakers believe.

The Senate is asking Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to hold a briefing on the issue by April 1, 2025. The briefing would outline a plan to use blockchain in pilot projects: national security and logistics, to verify government procurement. The Armed Services Committee called for studying the potential of blockchain in foreign procurement, and also analyzed the potential costs and feasibility of using smart contracts.

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