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US Defense Department Looking to Integrate Blockchain Solution to its Modernization Plan

The Department of Defense (DoD) of the United States is looking into incorporating blockchain-based cybersecurity solutions in its digital modernization plan. 

The DoD recently released the report “DoD Digital Modernization Strategy: DoD Information Resource Management Strategic Plan FY19-23.” It is a four-year road map that contained its plans for blockchain technology. 

The report revealed that the department’s research group, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is presently involved in two pilot blockchain-based projects directed at cybersecurity. 

DARPA with the Technology

DARPA is primarily experimenting with the technology in a bid to develop either a new or enhanced transaction or communication platform. The group aims to integrate communication between the head office and units. It’s also looking into utilizing it for the Pentagon and its intelligence officers. 

The DoD’s research team is also trying to design an “unhackable code” using blockchain, pointing out the technology’s capacity to collect information on bad actors who attempt to hack databases. 

Keen to Exchange Knowledge

DARPA is also keen on an exchange of knowledge with other tech companies. The research group is also slated to conduct a two-day workshop on blockchain early next year. The unit is specifically interested in studying consensus protocols that don’t require permissions.

It also noted that there were promising use cases for the technology in data storage and explained that these “technologies for distributed consensus protocols have been revolutionized” largely due to its role in blockchain and crypto. However, these will also have serious implications for the resilience and security of vital computation assignments and data storage. 

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