Blockchain adoption is gaining mainstream traction across the private sector. Government agencies are also actively looking into the potential. Agencies such as United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Defense, and many others are exploring ways to incorporate the technology, but are far behind the private sector.
While the FDA and other government bodies have begun exploring the potential of blockchain over the last few of years, private firms have already successfully brought blockchain technology into the mainstream. A recent example is IBM’s FoodTrust program. That project is currently being used by a number of retail giants across the United States — such as Walmart, Nestlé, Tyson Foods, Carrefour and Albertsons — for various administrative purposes including product data storage, certification, recalls, etc.
That being said, the US government is moving forward with blockchain initiatives, but at a slower pace than the private sector. SIMBA Chain is actively working with the government to implement and test blockchain. SIMBA has been contracted by the Department of Defense to devise a blockchain proof-of-concept for securing sensitive research and development data.
Dubbed Project Alameda (which stands for Authenticity Ledger for Auditable Military Enclaved Data Access), the aim of the platform is to help government agencies share documents and highly sensitive scientific data with one another in a manner that not only protects the integrity and authenticity of the information involved but also allows for controlled access.
SIMBA Chain is also partnered with the United States Air Force to help secure the military wing’s complex supply chain operations. Called BASECAMP (an acronym for Blockchain Approach for Supply Chain Additive Manufacturing Parts), it will make use of SIMBA’s native blockchain ecosystem to streamline the registration and tracking of additive manufacturing components during their entire lifecycle.