The Pentagon wants you to hack its network for real


The Pentagon has announced that it’s going to welcome outside hackers to help identify vulnerabilities in US Defense Department websites. Headed by the Defense Digital Service (DDS), which was established last year to bring US technology experts into the military, the competition is called ‘Hack the Pentagon’ and marks the first time the federal government has used this type of program, even though they are common among large organizations. While the Pentagon hasn’t revealed any details of how the competition will work, it has said that it expects thousands of qualified applicants to get involved. There is also the possibility that…

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