The US Department of Defense is once again using blockchain technology, this time the department is attempting to secure a highly classified database of more than 4.5 million documents and more than 4000 users. This information was delivered directly on the official press release that took place on May 12, 2020 yesterday.
Regarding blockchain technology, last year the US Department of Defense has signaled the potential users of this technology to improve cyber security and ensure that there will be no related violations in transaction and communication facilities between various government entities.
US Department of Defense Turns to Blockchain Technology, Again!
On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, the US Department of Defense, which is responsible for nearly 40 percent of the federal research and development allocation, decided to take further steps to use this technology and award a $ 200,000 Small Business Innovation Research contract to SIMBA Chian, an innovator blockchain from Plymouth, Indiana. With this heavy responsibility, SIMBA Chain plans to design a proof-of-concept blockchain-based platform that will strengthen the security, readability, and management of the vast amount of data currently handled by the federal government
According to the official press release, the project called Authenticity Ledger for Auditable Military Enclaved Data Access (ALAMEDA) will last for five months, starting from June 1, 2020. The US Department of Defense will decide whether to provide SIMBA Chain with a fund of $ 1 Million or find a replacement in being responsible in the second phase later, depending on the reliability and quality of the results of the initial testing phase. This second phase aims to broadly adopt blockchain technology in the commercial space.