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Why a Government Vulnerability Disclosure Program Is a Big Deal Critical Update

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Can federal agencies and hackers work together to improve security? Vulnerability disclosure programs—a path for security researchers to report bugs and issues—are old hat to the tech industry but would be new ground for most of the U.S. federal government. Nextgov spoke to some seasoned vulnerability disclosure coordinators, and Rep. Jim Langevin, to get a deeper understanding of what’s behind CISA's pending policy and give implementers a glimpse of what lies in store.

Can federal agencies and hackers work together to improve security? Vulnerability disclosure programs—a path for security researchers to report bugs and issues—are old hat to the tech industry but would be new ground for most of the U.S. federal government. Nextgov spoke to some seasoned vulnerability disclosure coordinators, and Rep. Jim Langevin, to get a deeper understanding of what’s behind CISA's pending policy and give implementers a glimpse of what lies in store.

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