US Air Force prioritizes blockchain security with new Constellation Network contract
A blockchain-based initiative from the United States Air Force will employ Constellation’s Hypergraph Network to provide data security with the Department of Defense’s commercial partners.
In a Thursday announcement, Constellation said it had been working with Kinnami Software Corporation to develop an end-to-end data security solution using blockchain encryption and distributed data management for the United States Transportation Command, Air Mobility Command’s 618th Air Operations Center, and a Civil Reserve Air Fleet partner. According to the platform, its goal is to securely exchange data with commercial partners on missions involving the operations of aircraft and ships under contract to the Department of Defense, or DoD.
The United States Transportation Command, or USTRANSCOM, allows authorities — including those in the 618th — to coordinate missions using available resources from both the military and private sector. Constellation Network’s solution may have the potential to improve the existing cybersecurity and general effectiveness.
“In the last few years, blockchain technology has become very attractive to enterprise organizations with its promise to deliver more efficiency and security for numerous use cases, including supply chain management,” said Constellation co-founder and chief strategy officer Benjamin Diggles. ”This contract opens the door to bigger, more critical uses of blockchain for data protection in a global digital infrastructure, bringing forth the true promises of the core technology.”
The Civil Reserve Air Fleet partner as well as DoD agencies have stakeholders in Constellation’s native token DAG, which will be used to secure bandwidth on its network. Rather than the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, or HTTP, in place as a security solution for many companies and government agencies, Constellation will provide its Hypergraph Transfer Protocol, or HGTP.
One of the U.S. Air Force’s first contracts with Constellation in 2019 seemed to be more focused on data management. The military branch said at the time the partnership was an attempt to “speed up the experience, broaden the pool of potential applicants and decrease bureaucratic overhead.”