wiredmikey writes: Starting today, security researchers can register to test their hacking skills against the Department of Defense (DoD) through "Hack the Pentagon," a new bug bounty program that will award security researchers who discover vulnerabilities on the Pentagon's public web pages. The initiative, run through a partnership with bug bounty platform provider HackerOne, is the first of its kind in the history of the federal government. The Hack the Pentagon bug bounty pilot will start on Monday, April 18 and end by Thursday, May 12. "Critical, mission-facing computer systems will not be involved in the program," the DoD stated.
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