The United States Department of Defence has hinted on the potential usage of the blockchain technology for better cybersecurity when it comes to transactions and communications between several government agencies.
The “hint” was revealed in the Department of Justice’s four-year roadmap where they will be targeting digital modernization and the protection of the United States-based databases.
The main player in the adoption of the blockchain in the DoD will definitely be The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which has already been seen experimenting with blockchain. The experiments entailed allowing personnel to transfer encoded messages and transactions which can be traced through a decentralized ledger.
When it comes to classified information, it is absolutely essential for any country to have maximum security to preserve the safety of the nation’s “secrets”.
However, that is taken to a whole new level when the military gets involved, and DARPA is exactly the agency that has to deal with the military. In fact, they’re solely responsible for adopting emerging technologies for military use in the future.
The decentralization and heavy encryption of the blockchain can indeed serve a great purpose for cybersecurity in the United States and better protection against hostile hackers and unauthorized individuals.