Program Would Help Fund Hackers to Aid Pentagon

A hacker-turned-defense official, decrying the government's slowness to change, rolled out a new program that would enable the Pentagon to more quickly fund hackers to tackle its tough cybersecurity challenges. Peiter Zatko, a hacker known as Mudge who is now at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, said he joined the Pentagon's research arm to try and build bridges between the government's cybersecurity needs and hackers working on innovative projects.