By Hannah Perez
company Constellation Network is working with the Air Force to bring data security to communication between the Department of Defense and its partners.
The U.S. Air Force has signed a contract with Blockchain company Constellation Network
that seeks to leverage the technology to provide security to data exchange between the U.S. Department of Defense and its trading partners.
As reported by several news outlets, Constellation Network secured a contract with the military air branch to develop a way to securely exchange mission data across the Defense Transportation System. As a result, the U.S. Air Force will use the company’s Hypergraph
network to shield data.
Constellation said it has been working in partnership with the firm, Kinnami Software, to develop an end-to-end data security solution that uses Blockchain
technology encryption and distributed data management. The goal is to secure communication in missions involving aircraft and ship operations under contract to the Department of Defense (DoD).
A “key” technology development for military security
The contract secures Constellation
a working relationship with the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM); Air Mobility Command (AMC); AMC’s 618th Air Operations Center (AOC); and the representative Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) as its partners.
In the company’s view, the effort could have a major impact on cybersecurity and the operational effectiveness of AOC 618 and AMC. In particular, how it conducts coordination of mission operations with its commercial partners, Constellation
executives said in a news release.
Lt. Col. Tharon Sperry, deputy director of strategy for AOC 618, also said technology development could be key to addressing current security needs.
Being able to exchange information quickly and securely through the AOC 618’s digital infrastructure is critical to our operational safety. Equipping our Airmen with the tools they need to coordinate mission details, while protecting the integrity of our global operations, has long been critical.
For his part, Constellation co-founder and chief strategy officer Benjamin Diggles emphasized that the effort represented an important vote of confidence.
rtant for Blockchain by one of the world’s most sophisticated defense agencies.
“In recent years, Blockchain technology has become very attractive to enterprise organizations with its promise to deliver more efficiency and security for numerous use cases.This contract opens the door to more important and critical uses of Blockchainfor data protection in a global digital infrastructure, bringing forth the true promise of the technology.”
Air Force is interested in Blockchain
Notably, the initiative also includes a stake from several Department of Defense agencies, as well as a Civil Reserve Air Fleet partner, in Constellation’s native cryptocurrency, DAG, which is used to secure bandwidth on its network.
As reported by CoinDesk, the U.S. Air Force had initially signed a commercial agreement with Constellation in 2019. At the time, the contract appeared to be primarily focused on data management. According to the report, it involved the firm helping to automate the military branch’s big data management.
The most recent contract between Constellation and the Air Force is a more advanced upgrade to the previous contract the company had secured two years ago.
This is not the only effort the air branch of the U.S. military has made on a project Blockchain. Last year, the Air Force signed a two-year, $1.5 million contract with SIMBA Chain for research and development of a specialized supply chain logistics platform. Blockchain specializing in supply chain logistics.
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