The United States Department of Defense (DoD) is implementing blockchain technology for cybersecurity, as a part of its digital modernization policy. US Defense Considers Blockchain-Based Security.
Also, the department published a report entitled ‘DoD Digital Modernization Strategy’ on 12 July. The DoD defined several ways to improve the digital defense of the nation. This includes the integration by distributed ledgers of cloud and quantum computing, artificial intelligence, enhanced communication, and cybersecurity.
According to Decrypt, The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is starting a blockchain experiment to create a more efficient, robust, and secure platform using a blockchain protocol.
Generally, blockchain may be deployed between headquarters and units as well as intelligence officers and the Pentagon.
US Defense Considers Blockchain-Based Security. The agency may also issue an electronic token as part of the Digital Identity Management program. This authenticates the identity of an agent. DARPA has also been trying to create an unhackable code that could enhance blockchain solutions.
The Department is replacing old hardware and cryptographic systems as part of the second Cryptographic Modernization program. Thus, addressing the difficulties of the nation’s adversaries’ enhanced computing power.
The department writes: “Blockchain networks not only reduce the probability of compromise but also impose significantly greater costs on an adversary to achieve it.”
“The DoD’s Big Data Platform (BDP) is a secure, extensible, scalable, agile, and open infrastructure platform. This is designed to provide a distributed computing solution.”