FOA Number: N00014-18-S-F004
Prime Applicant: Arizona State University
• Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii
• XENDEE Inc.
• BlockFrame, Inc.
Period of Performance: 6/1/2018 – 5/31/2020
BlockFrame’s contribution includes the following:
For the underlying security architecture of the designs for this project, each computer system requires the ability to establish an underlying trust. This is accomplished using blockchain technology which has been famously and successfully used as the engine behind Bitcoin. BlockFrame’s solution uses a hybrid blockchain application in conjunction with a chain of trust hierarchy to create a strong synergy. The application employs blockchains’ immutable identification capability to identify any device by unifying the provisioning of underlying cryptographic keys used for communications. These keys are then relied upon for achieving information assurance and non-repudiation.
The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer and the Secretary of the Navy have both released numerous guidance publications requiring non-repudiation in information assurance. BlockFrame’s technology complies and is aligned with the Department of the Navy’s cybersecurity requirements and standards in achieving non-repudiation through the most advanced and cutting-edge best practices.
The goal of this project is to provide the initial design for Colorado State University Pueblo that will create a program for BlockChain research at the university. The objective of the program is two align with the State of Colorado funded research being done at the university. The initial concept design will create a program framework to support CSU student engagement with BlockChain research and provide a path for integrating each of the existing and future research projects.
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Colorado Passed Blockchain Technology Legislation
State of Colorado passed legislation that supports the use of blockchain or other distributed ledger technologies for a variety of purposes, including to improve the state government’s operations and cybersecurity. Senate Bill 86 makes Colorado the first state to enact laws around the use of blockchain technology for the purpose of safe-gaurding confidential data in state records.
The bill concerns the use of encryption for state records and confirms that blockchain technology is rapidly growing for every sector of the marketplace as it offers solutions to support the connection of society, technology, and finances by mapping human action to transactions.
Read the full senate bill here.