House Lawmakers Introduce Hack the State Department Bug Bounty Bill

Nextgov: Non-government security researchers would receive cash prizes for finding hackable vulnerabilities in State Department websites under legislation introduced Wednesday.

The Hack Your State Department bill from Reps. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and Ted Yoho, R-Fla., follows a string of pilot “bug bounty” programs in the Pentagon, Army and Air Force. The General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Service has also offered a bug bounty.

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