What problem does it solve? The process of exchanging information across agencies takes between 24 to 48 hours and in some instances, longer; especially, when residents and businesses are seeking assistance with time-sensitive issues. This amounts to misdirected productivity and unnecessary spending. What is your solution and who does it apply to? The first step would be to create a Data Exchange Layer throughout all state government agencies. This would allow information systems to reach one another via the Internet. As an added bonus, for information to flow securely Blockchain / Digital Ledger Technology would be put in place. As a lead researcher for Assemblyman Tim Eustace's Blockchain bill A3613, I learned the mechanics of this technology, which allows for reduced risk of error and fraud in many different sectors of the government. Blockchain creates a more direct, consumer-to-consumer experience, helping to eliminate delay, corruption, and interference that can arise from the use of intermediaries or middlemen. This could impact how we pay traffic tickets, how we transfer property,the need for a notary or access to personal health care records, just to name a few examples. We can offer varying degrees of access to information including a digital id which holds a secured public and private key. What is the anticipated impact? Once these technologies are implemented, they would not only simplify government processes but also reduce costs. This technology can be applied to counties and municipalities leading to a hyperconnected government/smart State.
To view the full report on the New Jersey Blockchain Initiative go to this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1InVM7c1iUYD07cIfFvmtArgFG_9myUj5fl8VLvESSuE/edit?usp=sharing
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