CSE VETS, LLC wins the STTR Phase 2 award from AFWERX.

CSEngineering delivering Chain One: A web3 Infrastructure for Disconnected  Environments

Annapolis, MD – CSE VETS LLC, a Constellation Software Engineering, LLC-led joint venture announced it has been selected by AFWERX for an STTR Phase II in the amount of $1,199,200.00 focused on its solution Chain One: A web3 Infrastructure for Disconnected Environments, to address the most pressing challenges in the Department of the Air Force (DAF). The Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) process by accelerating the small business experience through faster proposal to award timelines, changing the pool of potential applicants by expanding opportunities to small business and eliminating bureaucratic overhead by continually implementing process improvement changes in contract execution. The DAF began offering the Open Topic SBIR/STTR program in 2018 which expanded the range of innovations the DAF funded and now on February 7th, 2024, will start its journey to create and provide innovative capabilities that will strengthen the national defense of the United States of America.

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CSEngineering Vice President, Decentralized Solutions, Mr. Christopher Stone stated “We believe that DAF must adopt new, highly flexible, and resilient hybrid data architectures that move away from the previous generation, hub-and-spoke connectivity toward highly redundant mesh networks where systems of different types can connect flexibly and automatically. Such networks should autonomously share data of different types and classification levels across the Joint and Allied Forces. They must adjust gracefully to degradation and reconfigure and change in spectrum, as needed, to maintain connectivity.

When addressing strategic challenges spanning from Digital Material Management (DMM) to collaborative combat aircraft to edge devices, distributed ledgers and robust encryption offer a technological opportunity to harden the Air Force’s Resilient Information Sharing strategic capability. DAF does not currently have a shared distributed ledger platform for smart contracts and web3 applications. Air Force developers need a repeatable way to spin up infrastructure so that they can reliably deploy Smart Contracts and web3 applications in disconnected environments to execute the DMM Vision. Chain One will ensure rapid, secure, and efficient Web3 application delivery, fully compliant with the DoD Enterprise DevSecOps Initiative (DSOP).”

(Mandatory disclaimer) “The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.”


CSE VETS JV is a joint venture led by Constellation Software Engineering, LLC, a leading technology firm that delivers innovative, secure, and scalable Cloud solutions to the federal government. With a track record of excellence and a team of experienced professionals, the company is dedicated to serving its government partners with unparalleled expertise and commitment.

As a company, Constellation Software Engineering fosters a culture of innovation and continuous learning. We encourage our employees to explore new technologies, experiment with open-source tools, and contribute to the community by sharing their knowledge through blogs, forums, and technical publications.

By harnessing our personnel’s collective talent and dedication, Constellation Software Engineering delivers top-notch solutions to our federal government partners and actively enriches the open-source ecosystem. Our commitment to open source is not just a corporate value; it is deeply ingrained in the DNA of every team member who strives to positively impact the world through their contributions to open-source solutions.

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About AFRL

The Air Force Research Laboratory is the primary scientific research and development center for the Department of the Air Force. AFRL plays an integral role in leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace force. With a workforce of more than 12,500 across nine technology areas and 40 other operations across the globe, AFRL provides a diverse portfolio of science and technology ranging from fundamental to advanced research and technology development. For more information, visit afresearchlab.com.


As the innovation arm of the DAF and a directorate within the Air Force Research Laboratory, AFWERX brings cutting-edge American ingenuity from small businesses and start-ups to address the most pressing challenges of the DAF. AFWERX employs approximately 325 military, civilian and contractor personnel at six hubs and sites executing an annual $1.4 billion budget. Since 2019, AFWERX has executed 4,697 new contracts worth more than $2.6 billion to strengthen the U.S. defense industrial base and drive faster technology transition to operational capability. For more information, visit: afwerx.com.

Company Press Contact:

Press Contact Name: Vijay Mishra

Press Contact Title: President

Press Contact Email: vijay.mishra@cse-corp.com

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