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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Logistics Agency
Contract: SP4701-20-C-0013
Agency Tracking Number: L2-0249
Amount: $999,950.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DLA183-017
Solicitation Number: 18.3
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-03-05
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-03-04
Small Business Information
2020 Kraft Drive, Suite 2400
Blacksburg, VA 24060
United States
DUNS: 556397615
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
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 an innovative system to create an open method of tracking the “chain of custody” of technical artifacts in a distributed ledger called CustodyChain. Blockchains are a form of distributed ledger. CustodyChain facilitates Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)’s goals of preserving knowledge, connecting people, and inspiring innovation. CustodyChain is designed for use beyond DTIC, where it could track documents DLA-wide or DoD-wide. CustodyChain will underpin a new generation approach to create an authoritative and immutable distributed ledger to catalog creation, modification, and distribution of technical data, promulgated to defense and research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) community by DTIC, to support our Warfighters and help assure national security.

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