Lifting the Interagency Fog of Information: Blockchain Information-Sharing and Radical Inclusion
by James Torrence
The fog of information can drive out knowledge.
–Daniel J. Boorstin
In “Radical Inclusion,” General Martin Dempsey and Ori Brafman offer current and aspiring leaders extraordinary insights into getting the best possible information for decision making as well as how to rely on trust and participation to forge strong teams.”
–Robert M. Gates
The authors of this piece began an adventure into information-sharing. It was a eureka moment of “hey, let’s talk about the challenges to information-sharing and use West Africa as a vehicle to explore information-sharing and its associated challenges.” The task seemed daunting, a struggle to form ideas about employing blockchain technology to facilitate interagency information-sharing.
The emergence of two seemingly-independent ideas formed into a cogent awareness of the necessity of combining blockchain technology with sweeping information-leadership concepts put forth in the book Radical Inclusion by General (retired) Martin Dempsey and Ori Brafman. Blockchain technology holds the potential to assure total access to information, while simultaneously enhancing information security. A brief review of literature demonstrates that governments and agencies are investigating the use of blockchain technology as a solution to the myriad of information dilemmas…
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| About the Authors:
Major Jaymes “Yuri” Hines, U.S. Air Force, is a Combat Search and Rescue Pilot who assists the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force with overseeing the Air Force’s Warrior Wellness and Policy Integration. He holds a Master of Aviation Science from Embry Riddle University and a Master of Military of Military Art and Science degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
Major Mark A. Williams, U.S. Air Force, is the Director of Operations at the 132nd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group, Iowa Air National Guard. He is a prior logistics officer and has published work in the Exceptional Release, a logistics magazine. Mark holds a Master of Military Art and Science degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College where he is also a graduate of the West Africa Scholars Program.