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Preventing Forgery and Counterfeiting of Certificates and Licenses

Release One:

  • DanubeTech (Vienna, Austria) will build core interoperability infrastructure for multiple credential data formats, blockchains and standardized and open application programming interfaces into their existing decentralized identifier (DID) registrar and DID resolver products for credential issuance and identity verification. (Initial Award September 2019) – Currently in Phase 3
  • Digital Bazaar (Blacksburg, Virginia) proposes to build out its digital credentialing and blockchain application solution to build a viable credentialing product for large organizations with the long-term goal to bring its customized solution to market. (Initial Award November 2019) – Currently in Phase 3
  • NeoFlow (Toronto, Canada) proposes to adapt its oil and gas industry blockchain security technology for Custom Border Protection (CBP) to track cross-border oil imports. (Initial Award November 2019)—Currently in Phase 3
  • SecureKey (Toronto, Canada) will adapt the concepts and code associated with its Verified.Me commercial strength identity network solution that offer availability, disaster recovery, fraud prevention, monitoring and other essential operational controls to support TSA and USCIS needs around the issuance and validation of identity documents for travel and employment authorization. (Initial Award November 2019)—Currently in Phase 2
  • Transmute (Austin, Texas) will develop a proof-of-concept application for CBP to support increased transparency, automation and security in processing the importation of raw materials such as steel, timber and diamonds raw goods entering the United States. (Initial Award November 2019) – Currently in Phase 3

Release Two:

  • MATTR (Auckland New Zealand), a woman-owned start-up, is assisting USCIS to develop a capability to digitally issue and validate essential work and task licenses. (Initial Award September 2020)—Currently in Phase 2
  • Mavennet (Toronto, Canada) will be supporting CBP by improving the traceability of natural gas. Mavennet proposes to enhance their Neoflow platform to digitally trace natural gas supply chains between Canada and the U.S. (Initial Award September 2020)—Currently in Phase 2
  • Mesur IO (Chapel Hill, North Carolina) will be developing a capability to enhance CBP’s visibility of food supply chains. The project aims to improve food safety through the international supply chain by enhancing visibility from farm to point of purchase. (Initial Award September 2020)—Currently in Phase 2
  • SecureKey (Toronto, Canada) will be developing an alternative identifier to the Social Security Number (SSN) to support PRIV’s SSN Collection and Use Reduction initiative. The project’s goal will be to implement a globally unique, meaningless, and verifiable identifier that will not divulge personally identifiable information or allow for cross tracking. (Initial Award September 2020)—Currently in Phase 2
Last Updated: 01/12/2023
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