The Department of Defense's Hack the Pentagon program was apparently so successful, the agency has decided to extend and develop new initiatives for it. Similar to Facebook's, Twitter's and Google's bug bounty projects, Hack the Pentagon paid white hackers for the vulnerabilities they discovered on the department's websites. It ran from April 18th until May 12th, 2016 and doled out over $70,000 in rewards. However, the initial run only covered five public-facing online properties -- defense.gov, dodlive.mil, dvidshub.net, myafn.net and dimoc.mil. The department believes that the concept will also "be successful when applied to many or all of DoD's other security challenges."