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Apr 2017 - IDC PlanScape - Doc # US42422617

IDC PlanScape: Public Safety and Distributed Ledger (Blockchain) Technologies

Authors: Alison Brooks, Ph.D., Ruthbea Yesner

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This IDC PlanScape discusses issues related to DLT/blockchain solutions in-depth, highlighting which stakeholders need to be involved and recommended steps to take so that smart public safety organizations can learn to leverage the technologies appropriately. Most importantly, we address why public safety organizations should be considering DLT.

"Distributed ledger technologies (DLT) (blockchain) solutions are profoundly transformative solutions that offer the capacity to: forensically track fraud and illicit criminal activity; maintain a secure chain of custody for digital evidence; drastically reduce bureaucracy; and streamline transactional and contract efficiencies, creating valuable cost savings for budget-constrained local governments." — Dr. Alison Brooks, research director, Smart Cities and Public Safety

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