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Pentagon to experiment with Blockchain-based security

The US Department of Defence says it wants to see if a Blockchain approach can help it beef up its cybersecurity protection. The Pentagon wants to explore the potential of distributed ledger as part of a wholescale digital modernisation strategy it announced as part of a roadmap of change out to 2023 it released earlier… View Article

Posted 30 July 2019 by

The US Department of Defence says it wants to see if a Blockchain approach can help it beef up its cybersecurity protection.

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The Pentagon wants to explore the potential of distributed ledger as part of a wholescale digital modernisation strategy it announced as part of a roadmap of change out to 2023 it released earlier this month.

According to the report the Department’s research branch, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is already engaged in at least two such exploratory projects .

One is all about trying to build a new internal communication and transaction platform for fully secure communications between armed forces in the field, as well as between intelligence officers and the Pentagon.

And in the second, DARPA said it’s trying to create an “unhackable code” that would tale advantage of Blockchain’s ability to gather intelligence on bad actors who attempt to hack into databases.

Earlier this year, reports in the US also noted that Uncle Sam sees great potential for Blockchain in data storage, with a representative stating at a workshop how, “Technologies for distributed consensus protocols have been revolutionised by their prominent role in crypto-currency and Blockchain technologies… These technologies have dramatic implications for the security and resilience of critical data storage and computation tasks, including for the Department of Defence.”