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U.S Air Force Adopts Blockchain Technology to Secure Big Data

The United States Air Force (USAF) has signed a partnership deal with San Francisco-based blockchain big data management startup, Constellation Network to provide adequate security measures for its defense data.

In a press release by the blockchain firm, the partnership deal is part of the USAF Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I program and would see that Constellation helps the force unlock data sources in a secured manner.

Vice president of the business development department at Constellation Network, Benjamin Diggles stated that the deal is geared towards the right direction.

The USAF has a multitude of data sources like drones, planes, and satellites that need to be secured. Clean and consolidated data that can be queried instantly is a big need within the defense apparatus.

Constellation also stated that part of the deal also includes providing decentralized security and encryption for the USAF data pipelines.

Additionally, the blockchain startup is also tasked with the responsibility of providing audit trails and a live overview of the status of data sources within the USAF.

A large amount of workforce is required in the analysis, planning, and collection of big data often requiring the usage of a big data log analysis tool. Constellation is confident that it has the necessary machinery, including a scalable and decentralized secure data management platform that can be fused with large data systems like the USAF’s.

CEO of Constellation, Benjamin Jorgensen, stated that the move by the U.S. government to work with a private blockchain startup like theirs shows that the public sector is gradually adopting new technologies to protect consumers’ privacy.

“This is just the first of a series of in-depth partnerships with commercial and government entities to deliver fully integrated and productized blockchain solutions,” Jorgensen added.

Per the release, this partnership seems important considering previous attacks experienced by most centralized systems, such as IRS, Visa, and Equifax.

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