Blockchain-powered data management startup Constellation recently signed a contract with the US Air Force (USAF). The agreement was said to be part of the US Air Force’s SBIR Phase 1 program that’s tasked to provide the foundation of a solution that can be integrated with the department’s numerous constituents.
Statement by USAF
According to a statement released by the USAF, the AFWERX and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) have teamed up to consolidate the Small Business Innovation Research systems in a bid to speed up the process, expand the pool of prospective applicants, and reduce administrative expenses.
The man behind the partnership, Benjamin Diggles, noted that the Air Force has numerous data sources that should be protected, like drones, satellites, and planes. Constellation’s VP of Business Development also explained how clean and centralized data that can be questioned instantly is a major requirement within defense devices.
Data from disparate sources are complex, uncoordinated, and demands substantial manpower to manage collection, forensics, and planning.
Constellation claims it can supply the Air Force with a decentralized, scalable, and secure data information management platform that could be combined with legacy and future data. The blockchain startup also says they can provide decentralized security with encryption to USAF data pipelines, as well as developing audit paths and a real-time status overview of any source of data.
Constellation isn’t the only blockchain company to sign a contract with the Air Force. It was also reported that the USAF is collaborating with SIMBA Chain. The smart contract firm will reportedly provide the blockchain-powered platform that will be utilized to safeguard supply chains.