The United States Air Force (USAF) partnered with blockchain big data management startup Constellation.
According to a Constellation press release published on Aug. 27, the startup signed a working contract with the USAF. The U.S. Air Force better explains the scope of the partnership in the following statement:
“Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research process in an attempt to speed up the experience, broaden the pool of potential applicants and decrease bureaucratic overhead.”
“A big need within the defense apparatus”
VP of Business Development at Constellation Benjamin Diggles — who’s responsible for the partnership — further notes that the USAF has many data sources that need to be secured, such as drones, planes and satellites.
He also adds that “clean and consolidated data that can be queried instantly is a big need within the defense apparatus.”
Data from different sources are disconnected, complex and requires significant manpower to handle forensics, planning and collection. Constellation says it can provide a scalable and decentralized secure data management platform that can be integrated with both legacy and future data types. The company also claims:
“Constellation provides decentralized security not only to Air Force data pipelines, with encryption, but also creates audit trails and a live overview of the status of any data source.”
As CryptoX reported yesterday, the USAF also partnered with smart contract startup SIMBA Chain to provide the blockchain-based platform that will be used to secure its supply chain.