The Defense Department and HackerOne have opened registration for hackers who want to participate in the Pentagon’s fifth bug bounty challenge.
Reina Staley, chief of staff at DoD’s Defense Digital Service, said bug bounty challenges are meant to give cybersecurity talents outside the government an opportunity to securely report cyber issues and earn rewards.
DoD will accept applications from U.S. taxpayers as well as citizens and authorized workers of the U.K. Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
U.S. service members and contractor personnel are also allowed to participate in the program but will not receive financial rewards.
Registration for the fifth bug bounty challenge will end on April 29.
Hack the Pentagon was launched in 2016 and has since led to the discovery and resolution of more than 3,000 vulnerabilities in government systems.
HackerOne is in a partnership with DoD to help facilitate the challenge and provide its security platform for the program.