DARPA Seeks Concepts for Encrypted Data Verification Research

Jeff Brody

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking for research proposals on verification methods that can enable data validation while keeping sensitive information hidden from verifiers.

According to a FedBizOpps notice posted Friday, the Securing Information for Encrypted Verification and Evaluation program aims to deploy the zero-knowledge proof concept used in cryptocurrency transactions to allow the verification of Department of Defense-relevant capabilities without exposing their classified details.

The three-phase SIEVE project will focus on developing, integrating and scaling the verification technologies which must be able to handle cybersecurity operations and “large, complex proof statements.”

DARPA expects the first and second phases to run for 18 months and the last phase to conclude within a year. A proposer’s day will be held on July 17. Interested parties may submit proposals through Sept. 20.

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