Applications and Use Cases

US Space Force Awards Blockchain Contract to Xage Security

September 23, 2020

Blockchain company Xage Security has been chosen to develop data security systems for the newly created United States Space Force (USSF) and the U.S. Air Force Research Lab. The organizations have awarded Xage with a contract for end-to-end data protection for the USSF using the blockchain-based Xage Security Fabric solution.

The solution includes a unified platform for securing all systems and removing singe points of entry. This ensures hackers can't remove information and will enable the USSF to verify who accesses the systems. The Space Force will also be able to ensure satellites continue to function securely if ground equipment goes offline, with all data protected until it is fully transferred to operational units.

“The USSF requires decentralized enforcement of security to establish space domain resilience and objective situational awareness –– across every asset and data element, said Duncan Greatwood, CEO of Xage Security. "We built the Xage solution to serve the needs of complex critical infrastructure systems, and are excited to bring the Xage solution to the Space Force in the form of a blockchain-protected space system security.”

The U.S. Department of Defense is already using blockchain for a variety of projects. Simba Chain was awarded a contract in March to provide blockchain-based security for research and development data, while DARPA has been using blockchain since 2019.

The USSF was created in December as part of the U.S. Air Force to defend space and acquire military space systems. Security is critical for the organization, as many space systems rely on sensitive communications and geographical positioning data.

The blockchain contract is the second awarded to Xage Security, which also inked a contract with the Air Force last December.

To learn more about how blockchain is being used by the government, in enterprises and beyond, TMC is hosting The Blockchain Event on February 19-21, 2021, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The event will feature panel discussions, keynotes and case studies about the role of blockchain in a variety of industries and vertical markets.

Edited by Maurice Nagle



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