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CustodyChain: A Blockchain of Authoritative, Tracked, Verified, and Discoverable Technical Artifacts

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Logistics Agency
Contract: SP4701-19-P-0017
Agency Tracking Number: L183-017-0138
Amount: $99,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DLA183-017
Solicitation Number: 18.3
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-03-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-09-20
Small Business Information
2020 Kraft Drive, Suite 2400
Blacksburg, VA 24060
United States
DUNS: 556397615
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Marc Abrams
 Principal Investigator
 (540) 951-5901
Business Contact
 Pallabi Saboo
Phone: (540) 951-5915
Research Institution

We propose an ambitious plan to create an open standard method of tracking the “chain of custody” of technical artifacts in a distributed ledger called CustodyChain. CustodyChain: A Blockchain of Authoritative, Tracked, Verified, and Discoverable Technical Artifacts, will facilitate the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)’s mission to aggregate and fuse science and technology data to rapidly, accurately and reliably deliver the knowledge needed to develop the next generation of technologies to support our Warfighters and help assure national security. Most importantly, CustodyChain facilitates DTIC goals of preserving knowledge, connecting people, and inspiring innovation. CustodyChain will underpin a new generation approach to create an authoritative and immutable distributed ledger to catalog the creation, modification, and distribution of technical data, promulgated to the defense community by DTIC, and later transitioned to adoption throughout Government, academic, and corporate research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) staff.

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