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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

USAF Using Supply Chain Network with Blockchain

Another indication that Blockchain is being further used to secure supply chain transactions.  Here with US Govt DOD applications.

US Air Force Gives Blockchain Firm $1.5M to Build Supply Chain Network by Danny Nelson in Coindesk

SIMBA Chain, a blockchain-as-a-service company with deep ties to the Department of Defense, has two years and $1.5 million to research and develop a blockchain for supply chain logistics for the U.S. Air Force.

The South Bend, Ind., firm said on Monday it has entered Phase II of its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) USAF project with a renewed mandate to investigate blockchain’s military supply chain value propositions. It has also gained a new partner: Boeing. 

SIMBA CEO Joel Neidig said his firm will “stand up” a node running Hyperledger Fabric at Oklahoma’s Tinker Air Force Base – a hub for Air Force supply chain logistics – with a special focus on risk management: knowing the what, where, who and how of parts that may one day go through the USAF’s $62 billion procurement machine. ... '

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