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Constellation Network Awarded SBIR Phase II USAF Contract to Provide End-to-End Blockchain Security to DoD Big Data Sharing with Commercial Partners

SAN FRANCISCO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / August 26, 2021 / Constellation Network-a decentralized network and blockchain ecosystem-is advancing its mission to cryptographically secure the world's data by applying its blockchain protocol Hypergraph Transfer Protocol (HGTP) to the military's digital infrastructure. In cooperation with Kinnami Software Corporation, Constellation has created an end-to-end data security solution using blockchain encryption and distributed data management. This is a massive shift in the utility of blockchain technology for something as prolific and complicated as data.

Transitioning from a Phase I to a Direct to Phase II SBIR contract, Constellation has successfully secured a working relationship with USTRANSCOM, Air Mobility Command (AMC), AMC's 618 Air Operations Center (AOC), and a representative Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) partner. The goal is to further develop the solution as a standard for use in securely exchanging mission data with commercial partners across the Defense Transportation System (DTS). As one of the largest data creators in the world, USTRANSCOM operates in over 80% of all countries, managing tremendous amounts of sensitive data in potentially highly contested environments.

The impact of this effort has the potential to increase significantly cyber security and improve the operational effectiveness of the 618 AOC and Air Mobility Command's (AMC), notably how they conduct mission operations coordination with their commercial partners. This technology development could be the key to solving an important identified mission security need. "Being able to quickly and securely exchange information across the 618 AOC's digital infrastructure is critical to our operational security. Equipping our airmen with the tools they need to coordinate mission details, while protecting the integrity of our global operations, has long been a critical factor when providing 24/7 command and control to mobility forces," said Lt Col Tharon Sperry, Deputy Director of Strategy for the 618th AOC. "We're thankful for the support we receive from our civilian partners and will continue to look to the future when it comes to improving our data security."

Constellation has agreed to provide a program that will meet systems and access requirements, demonstrating its ability to deploy data assurance and improved auditable security for operational mission datasets without changes to existing IT infrastructure on a cost-effective, enterprise scalable level. To access the network, the Federal Government can rely on Constellation to use its native currency $DAG to secure bandwidth on the network. This multi-domain effort includes stakeholders from several DoD agencies and a representative CRAF partner.

Benjamin Diggles, Constellation's Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder, states: "In the last few years, blockchain technology has become very attractive to enterprise organizations with its promise to deliver more efficiency and security for numerous use cases, including supply chain management. Due to slow and costly networks, the adoption of blockchain has been very lackluster. This contract opens the door to bigger, more critical uses of blockchain for data protection in a global digital infrastructure, bringing forth the true promises of the core technology."

Through HGTP, Constellation will provide a more secure alternative to HTTP to pass data, while Kinnami Software Corporation will provide a hybrid resilient data fabric delivering availability, protection, and security for these complex distributed data management environments. This combined, distributed zero-trust approach creates an end-to-end secure data management solution-from data creation and collection to transferability and storage.

"Securing sensitive data has become an increasing challenge for most enterprises. In the defense sector, protecting data is critical to saving lives, successful mission outcomes, and ensuring national security. Ensuring trust and integrity in the data provides an important additional level of operational confidence. Kinnami is thrilled to be collaborating with Constellation to jointly bring to the 618 AOC a best-in-class distributed data management and security platform to enable secure and trustworthy collaboration with external mission partners." said Sujeesh Krishnan, CEO at Kinnami.

In addition to hosting decentralization, data assurance is not a common use case for blockchain because traditional decentralized networks require high transaction fees to utilize and are also unable to cryptographically secure much more than a cryptocurrency ledger balance. As the first blockchain company in the world to take on a challenge of this magnitude, Constellation teaming with Kinnami effectively brings the promises of distributed ledger technology to the hardest of environments, proving out a use case that will change the face of data movement forever.

About Constellation Network:

Constellation Network is a framework that allows everyone to build and conduct a business on blockchain. Existing blockchain technology does not support the speed, scalability, and economic incentive needed to build applications with robust business logic. Constellation is its own ecosystem, comprising Hypergraph-a feeless network with a reputation based consensus mechanism, the peer-to-peer Stargazer Wallet, and a decentralized finance platform called Lattice Exchange. Constellation's L_0 state channel token standard is an evolution of smart contracts that defines the rules of any business while tapping into Constellation's Hypergraph, powered by rewards. $DAG is the native cryptocurrency that runs on the Constellation Network.


About Kinnami Software Corporation:

Kinnami™ provides a resilient data fabric that simplifies data availability, protection, and security for the complex distributed networks that are essential for making the connected future possible and an autonomous future a reality. Kinnami's

easy-to-manage enterprise-class software enables a unified data environment for trust, transparency, and newfound collaboration-from edge devices to cloud. Customers achieve the irrefutable data integrity essential to distributed environments-including unsecured or free-standing networks and autonomous operations.

Kinnami was founded in 2015 by a team of data management and security experts, and has offices in Boston, Washington, Austin, TX, and London.


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