Venable partner Jamie Barnett discussed the Hack the Pentagon program on the June 26, 2016 broadcast of National Defense Week. Under the program, more than 1,400 eligible hackers were invited to participate in the program which uncovered 138 legitimate and unique cybersecurity deficiencies in a portion of the Defense Department's network.
"The real story is the fact they want to expand it," Barnett said noting that several high-profile companies in the private sector have conducted similar programs to test their vulnerabilities. "This is really advanced thinking and taking advantage of the crowd sourced economy," he added. "It's a good model for the rest of the government…It's a great program for identifying and correcting vulnerabilities."