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Fluree’s Data-Centric Architecture Drives Transformation for Top Governmental Entities, Amidst Backdrop of Data Decrees

Fluree | August 28, 2021

Fluree, a market leader in secure data management, has been actively working with the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Department of Education as public sector entities issue data decrees amidst a broad move towards data sharing and growing concerns over cyberattacks.

Collaborative efforts ensure data integrity and secure data sharing, which can prevent future cyberattacks via Fluree’s cryptographically secured data-centric architecture. This comes amidst the backdrop of recent data decrees issued by the DOD calling for more secure and interoperable data management practices. The Biden administration has also issued an executive order on improving the nation’s security.

“Fluree is able to provide the glue for secure data-sharing. This is becoming increasingly important as cyberattacks against public and private sector entities have become more prominent and cataclysmic, inciting the issuance of recent data decrees,” Fluree Co-founder and CEO Brian Platz said. “Our data-centric architecture stack fulfills the DOD’s data decrees by maximizing data sharing and rights for data use and allowing for open and secure data sharing across multiple parties.”

Fluree’s practice of storing and executing data security at the data layer—rather than deferring permission logic to APIs and application servers—effectively allows data to defend itself under a set of enforceable conditions. To date, Fluree, an immutable graph database with cloud-native architecture, has been applied in a handful of recent government projects, including:
  • The DOD and U.S. Air Force, through the AFWERX SBIR program, have contracted Fluree to build a secure data-sharing platform.
  • The Department of Education, through the American Council on Education's Blockchain Innovation challenge, has funded UnBlockEd. This is a collaborative effort from Fluree, the Gardner Institute, University of Arizona and Georgia Tech. UnBlockEd uses blockchain technology to build verifiable learner credentials for easier transfer credit articulation.
  • The Department of Education has also funded the Lifelong Learner Project. Using blockchain technology, the Lifelong Learner Project is a collaboration of teacher-centered organizations focused on teacher licensure and professional learning.

Fluree sits at the center of the data ecosystems of tomorrow. It extends the role of the database or data lake to include provenance, interoperability, governance/security and scalability. As the demand for secure, interoperable data ecosystems gains momentum, Fluree is becoming a prominent leader in the public sector data management space.

About Fluree, PBC
Founded in 2016 by Brian Platz and Flip Filipowski, Fluree PBC is a Public Benefit Corporation headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Fluree is an enterprise data management platform that guarantees data integrity, facilitates secure data sharing, and powers data-driven insights. The Fluree platform organizes blockchain-secured data in a scalable semantic graph database—establishing a foundational layer of trusted data for connected and intelligent data ecosystems.

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We started our journey by imagining a simplified life for both federal employees and the HR professionals who serve them from job seeking to career development to retirement. We envisioned a circumstance whereby employees of the federal government could have one convenient access point to all of their information. Similarly, authorized agency professionals could see an employee’s progress through initial assessments, performance measurements, and training courses completed all in one integrated view.

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