The Technology Transformation Service’s bug bounty is a civilian agency first
GSA is looking for outside hackers to test the Federalist web publishing service for any and all vulnerabilities.
Bug bounty industry, helped by federal business, is growing up fast
The industry — which basically hires and sells the services of freelance hackers who are paid to find weaknesses in systems or products — is seeing a period of rapid growth, in part because of early successes in the federal market.
Pentagon hackers-for-hire take just 4 hours to find critical vulnerability in sensitive system
The Pentagon's swat team has hosted highly-publicized challenges to find flaws in department and military branch websites, but they also recently orchestrated a more secret, complex project.