Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) is entering the U.S. Air Force with a recent commercial collaboration.
Blockchain company Constellation revealed on August 28 a collaboration with the U.S. Air Force to assist in automating the armed force branch’s huge information management. As per a statement from Constellation, information sources like drones, planes, and satellites display special use-cases for DLT. Constellation helps secure data silos from customarily locked sources.
Dubbed Multi-Domain Command and Control by the U.S. Air Force, Constellation is entrusted with linking different data silos for the armed force wing, thus enhancing interoperability. The company will also offer review trails and real-time overviews of information sources.
“Currently, the data lifecycle is very broken with data storage being siloed while data creation, management, and hygiene is a semi-manual process,” Constellation’s Mathias Goldman stated. “The USAF is looking to automate much of their big data initiatives in a secure manner.”
Constellation’s work is to construct frameworks between creation, storage, and management for future decision making. The platform permits clients to oversee downstream information streams with encryption, the statement said.
Constellation states the collaboration started six months ago with the U.S. Air Force inquiring if the company would like to participate.
The type of metadata Constellation will work with on its platform has yet to be chosen, however.