The programs have started investigating the specific applications and implications of blockchain on various nuclear security challenges at the international, national, and operational (industry) level, considering the areas (positive and negative) where blockchain could be applied to enhancing the security of nuclear material, technologies, and facilities.
The Stimson Center's Nuclear Safeguards program has determined how distributed ledger technology can be applied to the management of safeguards information internationally, regionally, and bilaterally by understanding the safeguards "ecosystem", or how data is inputted, processed, and accessed.
Transfers of Goods
The program is also exploring the possible implications for DLT on international transfers of sensitive goods and technologies, and how it can help facilitate effective export controls, given the potential adoption of blockchain technologies by both private and public sectors...
and will explore how DLT can be used as a technological platform to better track supply and distribution of chemical substances, such as synthetic opioids due to the growing concern that synthetic opiods are ubiquitous and potent enough to be deployed as “kitchen sink” chemical weapons, which are very difficult to monitor by international organizations due to their dual-use application across many industrial sectors.
The project is pursuing public-private partnerships and funding opportunities.
Contact: Cindy Vestergaard, Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The project spearheaded by Cindy Vestergaard, Director of the Nuclear Safeguards program, and Lovely Umayam, Fellow in the Nuclear Security program.
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