A grant of $192,380 was awarded to factom blockchain project by the U.S department of homeland security(DHS) so as to secure data from the border PATROL, cameras and sensors.
Anil John, the identity management research development program manager at the DHS science and technology directorate said
>The early phases of factom work has informed architecture choices and design decisions inherent in integrating blockchain with existing technologies.
In phase 4, factom will deploy this technology in a realistic field environment with customs and boarder Protection (CBP) to understand its operational impacts.
Factom is based and started up in Texas, that is working on how to use the blockchain tech to integrate data collected by the sensors and cameras onto a blockchain, securing data in order to keep them safe, and remove the opportunity to spoof modify or disrupt it. The project will undergo a test in an environment with limited internet access and bad weather condition so as to know how good the performance would be in a boarder PATROL scenario.
The funding is the forth set of risk maturities that compose a multiple-class security provided to factom by the DHS during the program of its silicon valley innovation.