The Department of Defense (DoD) today announced the results of its seventh bug bounty program, known as Hack the Air Force 3.0. During the month-long program, hackers identified more than 120 vulnerabilities and the Air Force awarded more than $130,000 in bounties. The DoD worked with Hacker One, a hacker-powered security platform, to run the Hack the Air Force 3.0 and had 30 participating hackers. “It’s critical to allow these researchers to uncover vulnerabilities in Air Force websites and systems, which ultimately strengthens our cybersecurity posture and decreases our vulnerability surface area,” explained Capt. James “JT” Thomas, Air Force Digital Service. “By opening up these types of challenges to more countries and individuals, we get a wide range of talent and experience we would normally not have access to in order to harden our networks.”

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Kate Polit is MeriTalk's Assistant Copy & Production Editor covering the intersection of government and technology.