Starting this month, the agency will develop a new disclosure process and policy. It will anyone to report the flaws they find not only on DoD's websites, but also its systems, networks and applications without fear of repercussion. The department will expand the program to cover the services it offers and will offer incentives to contractors who open their systems for testing, as well.
The department's network was hacked more than once last year, with one instance leading to the temporary shutdown of its email system. All those instances might have compelled the agency to beef up its digital security in several way. Besides expanding its bug bounty program, the Pentagon has also hired Matt Cutts, the head of Google's Webspam team, to be part of its Defense Digital Service.