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Lockheed Martin contracts Guardtime for innovative cyber technology

Lockheed Martin becomes the first U.S. defense contractor to incorporate blockchain technology into its developmental processes, enabling more efficient and assured offerings to the federal government.

As a follow-on to specialized mission support testing in 2015, Lockheed Martin has contracted Guardtime as a key supplier to integrate a variety of cyber-related elements into systems engineering processes, supply chain risk management and software development efforts.
Since 2015, Lockheed Martin and Guardtime have conducted demonstrations of data integrity technologies to address the threat of manipulation in networked and weapon system embedded cyber physical systems. The two companies have been engaged in on-going assessments to address the continued evolution of cyber-focused threats across the entire development and fielding lifecycle.

With this effort, Lockheed Martin becomes the first U.S. defense contractor to incorporate blockchain technology into its developmental processes, enabling more efficient and assured offerings to the federal government. Using Guardtime Federal’s Black Lantern appliances and the nationally distributed Guardtime Federal Core blockchain infrastructure, Lockheed Martin plans to realize more efficient and secure software development and supply chain risk management.

To realize the next leap forward, Guardtime crafted a consortium of some of the most advanced cyber-centric small businesses in the field: GaloisForAllSecure and Trail of Bits. Collectively this consortium offers a wealth of experience in formal methods, vulnerability analysis, and automated vulnerability discovery and patching. All consortium participants are performers on the most advanced DARPA cyber-focused developments.  ForAllSecure was the first place winner of the recent DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge.

About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

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