Tandon in the News

Digital Crusaders: Technology Offers Weapons for the Battle Against Corruption


… Blockchain has its limitations, says Beth Noveck, a New York University [Tandon School of Engineering] professor who specializes in the use of technology to bring transparency to government. Corruption also occurs after bids are awarded—when a building contractor uses shoddy materials to cut corners, for example. The technology makes it possible to aggregate data on government spending and contracting and to analyze it for signs of waste, fraud, and corruption. As Noveck puts it, “You can spot the patterns of whose brother-in-law got too many contracts.”

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