US Department of Defense plans to use blockchain to develop more reliable communication and cybersecurity systems.
According to the Pentagon’s digital modernization strategic plan, the Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is already experimenting with distributed ledger technology and solutions. The military is now working in at least two directions..
One of the DARPA projects aims to create an improved platform for message protection and transaction processing.
It will provide secure communications between units and headquarters, as well as between intelligence agents and the center..
The department is considering the option of issuing a digital token to authenticate the identity of employees.
Parallel using the blockchain, the agency wants to create the perfect code to protect its databases, which cannot be hacked.
US Department of Defense writes, that the technology allows not only to reduce the likelihood of compromise, but forces the adversary to incur significant costs to achieve it.
The Pentagon is also adopting other advanced technologies, including artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing and quantum computing. They will be used to collect, analyze and track historical trends to predict attacks..
The Department of Defense’s research department is also working on a project connecting the human brain to the military systems it controls..
text: Ivan Malichenko, photo: foreignpolicy