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DoD Seeks to Speed Up Software Devt Via Open Source Initiative

The Defense Department has introduced an open source program in a move to facilitate collaboration on unclassified code among software developers in the federal government and private sector. The Code.mil initiative is designed to allow software developers to review, exchange data and recommend changes to software code stored in an …

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Ash Carter Discusses DoD Changes in Farewell Address

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has highlighted changes throughout his 35-year career at the Defense Department during his farewell address in the Pentagon auditorium, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Carter said DoD missions have transformed from the “great-power competition of the Cold War years” to more than a decade of counterinsurgency …

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Army, HackerOne to Launch Bug Bounty Challenge

The U.S. Army has partnered with HackerOne to create a bug bounty challenge that will engage eligible hackers in efforts to uncover security vulnerabilities in the military branch’s systems. HackerOne said Saturday Hack the Army is the first of a series of challenges that the Defense Department plans to launch following the Hack the Pentagon bug …

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Ashton Carter: Pentagon’s Bug Bounty Program Uncovers 138 ‘Legitimate’ System Vulnerabilities

The Defense Department received at least one vulnerability report from more than 250 ethical hackers who took part in the department’s bug bounty program that occurred from April 18 to May 12, DoD News reported Friday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that 138 of those vulnerability reports during the Hack the Pentagon …

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Ashton Carter Announces New Members of Defense Innovation Board

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has announced the three new members of a board that will work to facilitate a “culture of innovation” in the areas of technology, people and operations across the Defense Department, DoD News reported Friday. Carter told Defense One Tech Summit attendees in Washington that retired Navy Adm. William …

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Army Cyber Command Collaborates With Academia & Industry to Launch Two Programs; Lt. Gen. Ed Cardon Comments

The U.S. Army Cyber Command and Second Army will launch two programs in an effort to develop countermeasures against cyber adversaries. For the first program, Arcyber will begin the Silicon Valley Innovation Pilot program that teams 10 command professionals with 10 tech industry personnel to work on a social media project through direct collaboration, the U.S. Army …

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DoD Taps Into Crowdsourcing to Find Website Security Flaws

The Defense Department plans to enlist ethical hackers for a pilot cyber “bug bounty” program that aims to uncover security vulnerabilities on DoD’s public-facing websites. The Hack the Pentagon initiative will use private-sector crowdsourcing to allow participants to identify and analyze bugs in non-mission-critical Web applications for the department, DoD said Wednesday. “I am confident this innovative initiative will …

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