This is brilliant by the DoD.
"Hello Hackers, please register your name and location here on this official document. Now we have a long list of american hackers to call upon when we need to um, arrest...well, some hackers."
Results are in from the US Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) pilot “Hack the Pentagon” bug bounty initiative. Top civilian brass say they’re thrilled: going forward, US hackers should expect more opportunities to make an honest buck by uncovering new security vulnerabilities in America’s defense infrastructure. The DoD invited US hackers to register for a shot at cash bounties available to those who identified vulnerabilities on defense.gov and four additional public-facing websites: dodlive.mil, dvidshub.net, myafn.net and dimoc.mil. The official stats, just reported: 1,410 eligible hackers enrolled. Registrants came from 44 US states, and expatriate US citizens joined from the UK, Germany, Japan, and beyond. Of the registrants, more than 250 sent at least one vulnerability report. Of which, “138 were determined to be legitimate, unique and eligible for a bounty” – and, by now, these vulnerabilities have all been addressed.