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Proposal Number: HSHQDC-16-R-00012-H-SB016.1-002-0034-I
Proposal Title: Xcelerate Solutions Response to H-SB016.1-002
Topic Number: H-SB016.1-002
Phase: Phase I
Topic Title: Applicability of Blockchain Technology to Privacy Respecting Identity Management
Organization: Celerity Government Solutions, LLC
Address: 8405 Greensboro Drive, Suite 930
McLean, VA 22102-5110  
Abstract: Xcelerate proposes a project team of identity, security, privacy, and blockchain subject matter experts (SME) to perform research that determines the feasibility of a blockchain solution enabling users to establish and maintain trusted identity transactions with public and private organizations. Our solution will enable users to develop an immutable identity transaction history, including verified identity information, to be used as inputs to determine trust confidence levels based on past transaction history. It will provide an authoritative source of participant consumer identity attributes that Service Providers could use for attribute verification. A solution that is easily integrated with other technologies and leverages the advantages of blockchain technology will be valuable to the identity ecosystem and address key problems for which there are currently no viable solutions. This phase will produce a set of requirements, informed by privacy and security assessments of existing public and private blockchains, to be used in the design and prototype of a blockchain solution to be developed in Phase II. Security and privacy-by-design will be key tenets throughout Phase I to ensure the solution meets the requirements for Federal Government identity services. This feasibility study will evaluate blockchain implementations that meet these requirements. New concepts and methods will be developed to assess and design the security and privacy of blockchain technologies. We will develop a technical prototype to demonstrate its privacy, security, and technical capabilities and will complete a commercialization strategy to operationalize the solution for DHS as a deliverable of Phase I.
Award/Contract Number: HSHQDC-16-C-00059
Period of Performance: 05/02/2016 - 11/01/2016
Award/Contract Value: $99,000.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $99,000.00