The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop a prototype that demonstrates blockchain interoperability using an existing blockchain technology standard to provide seamless data exchanges between blockchains using an open standard, and by utilizing other web3 blockchains for data transport and capability redundancy through a resilient, network fallback. The overall objective is to provide the ability for multiple blockchain networks to securely talk with each other. Specific objectives would include:
- Demonstrable ability to securely exchange (interoperate) data between two (2) federally focused Blockchains using the industry participant’s proprietary protocols and a simulated blockchain environment representing both an operations center and a secondary industry participant blockchain.
- Assess ability to securely exchange data between the simulated blockchain environment representing military and civilian partners using an agnostic, shared smart contract framework application.
- Research and document this team’s efforts to secure authority to operate (ATO) to be in line with Defense Information Systems Agency/National Institute of Standards and Technology best practices satiating the requirements for Development, Security and Operations (DevSecOps) deployments for production environments.
If you feel your organization has the technical capabilities and would like to be considered for this project, please complete the form below and upload your organization’s technical capabilities statement.
Interested Submissions Due by 8/22/2023.
We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).