DoD, HackerOne Launch 5th Bug Bounty Challenge

The Defense Department and HackerOne have opened registration for hackers who want to participate in the Pentagon’s fifth bug bounty challenge.

Participants of the fifth Hack the Pentagon event will work to identify vulnerabilities in an enterprise system that supports DoD’s global operations, HackerOne said Monday.

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.

You may also be interested in...

Byron Bright President KBR

KBR Receives $88M Task Order to Help Maintain USAF F-16 Fleet; Byron Bright Quoted

KBR has received a five-year, $88M task order from the U.S. Air Force's Life Cycle Management Center to support sustainment engineering of F-16 Fighting Falcon multirole jets.

Tara Murphy Dougherty CEO Govini

Govini CEO Tara Murphy Dougherty Named to NDU Foundation Board

Govini CEO Tara Murphy Dougherty has been appointed to serve at the National Defense University Foundation's board of directors.

Kieran Keelty VP Triman Industries

USAF Vet Kieran Keelty Named Triman Supply Chain Executive

Retired Air Force Col. Kieran Keelty has joined military aftermarket services provider Triman Industries, a portfolio company of investment firm AE Industrial Partners, as vice president for partner supply operation. He will be responsible for creating Triman's supply chain program and exploring opportunities to do business with the Department of Defense and original equipment manufacturers.