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Distributed Immutable Data Objects (DIDOs): A Simpler Blockchain for Security, Confidentiality, Resiliency, and Scalability

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W911NF-18-C-0034
Agency Tracking Number: D2-2039
Amount: $1,496,915.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SB162-004
Solicitation Number: 16.2
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-08-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-07-02
Small Business Information
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Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Marc Abrams
 Principal Investigator
 (540) 951-5901
Business Contact
 Pallabi Saboo
Phone: (540) 951-5915
Research Institution

We propose a system called Distributed Immutable Data Objects (DIDOs). It provides a distributed network capability for secure real-time communication and collaboration of documents. DIDOs will track meta-data of message communication operations, showing who modified what in an unmodifiable blockchain ledger. Traditional methods are centralized, unencrypted, expensive, inefficient, brittle and subject to cyber-attack. This standards-based platform securely transfers messages through a distributed network, allowing for real-time collaboration improving inefficiencies in legacy and current back office infrastructures. All messages will be encrypted using a number of protocols. DIDOs will create a common, cryptographically sound ledger that can be used alongside applications with virtually any type of messages, and support the business logic of the DOD ecosystem.

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