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Seed and Progress Award 

Seed Award Amount: $30,000

Challenge Award 

This image shows two men with the names "Dan Shields" and "Ian Phillips" with a blue ribbon marked "Excellent"

Project Summary

The Corroborator application was crafted to fit the requirements of the Tech to Protect Challenge #9, and in doing so we have found the core of the technology that enables the app’s functions are valuable for multiple uses:

  • Corroborator is pivoting into an open-source Middleware Standard - the I3 protocol - for interoperable data provenance and integrity. It will be integrated into existing systems and used to rapidly develop new, interoperable applications, with first responder agencies’ needs being the primary concern.
  • Cross-agency and cross-industry data provenance and integrity is a critical issue that we plan to solve. Starting with add-on applications to take advantage of I3, we will move to direct integrations within existing major systems of record and market to companies currently handling this data in a proprietary way. The I3 protocol and Vault software is open source, requiring all improvements be published for the benefit of anyone using it.
  • I3 standards will enable a more competitive and cost efficient marketplace for first responder digital data management. 

Created August 4, 2020, Updated December 27, 2022