The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is examining blockchain technology for use in creating secure communication lines that are unhackable.
The research into the possible benefits of harnessing blockchain is being conducted by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) – the research arm of the DoD.
Keeping ahead of the digital curve
The DoD recently released a publication titled DoD Digital Modernization Strategy that examines ways for the United States to work on “advancing our digital environment to afford the Joint Force a competitive advantage in the modern battlespace.”
One of the technologies discussed in the publication is blockchain, which DARPA says could be used to create a “more efficient, robust, and secure platform” to allow the transmission of secure messages.
DARPA is exploring multiple applications of this blockchain-based communication platform, such as communication between the Pentagon and intelligence officers as well as between units in the field and headquarters.
The U.S. Department of Defense is enthusiastic about this innovative technology as it is trustless and is transparently secure.
The fact that blockchain reduces the probability of data being compromised while also forcing enemy agents to expend significantly greater resources in trying to affect such compromise is another reason why the Department of Defense is exploring the technology further.
DARPA is also looking to use blockchain to develop an unhackable code because “the technology offers intelligence on hackers who try to break into secure databases.”
The U.S. Department of Defense is looking at a wide variety of technologies to keep the country on the technological forefront, such as AI, the Internet of Things, quantum computing, hyper-converged networking, and big data analytics.
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