IAI Awarded DTRA Contract to Develop a Quantum-safe Blockchain Framework to Protect Against Large-Scale Physical Attacks

ROCKVILLE, Md.—December 18, 2019Intelligent Automation Incorporated (IAI), a technology innovation company, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to develop a quantum-safe blockchain to preserve mission-critical enterprise data during catastrophic physical attacks on the United States.

In this contract, IAI will develop a resilient blockchain framework using new techniques leveraging quantum-resistant encryption schemes to distribute and protect data. The solution will be resilient against attacks such as nuclear/electromagnetic pulse (EMP) or cyberwarfare attacks or scenarios in which large-scale weapons of mass destruction (WMD) would endanger the survival of most DoD information systems. IAI will demonstrate data integrity through responses to sudden physical compromise, cyber compromise, and distributed denial-of-service attacks.

“IAI is proud to have been selected by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to identify new data preservation techniques to mitigate losses in WMD attacks,” said Vikram Manikonda, President and CEO of IAI.

IAI provides practical and customized solutions for protecting networks, information, and infrastructure, and has extensive hands-on experience with wireless network security, cyber-attack analysis and mitigation, and cyber security testing and training.


About IAI

IAI is a technology innovation company specializing in providing advanced technology solutions and R&D services to federal agencies and corporations. IAI leverages agile R&D processes, a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment, and a substantial intellectual property portfolio to develop concepts into market-focused products and customer-driven solutions. IAI’s core R&D areas include: AI & Advanced Computing; Autonomy & Robotics; Healthcare Research Technologies; Modeling, Simulation & Visualization; Networks & Cyber Security; and Radar, Communications & Sensors. For more information about IAI, please visit www.i-a-i.com.


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