Will Roper

Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, discusses “Fielding Tomorrow’s Air Force Faster and Smarter,” during the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 27, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. DeAndre Curtiss)

Air Force considers ‘hybrid model’ for bug bounties on classified systems

There's no point in classifying a system if adversaries can easily hack it, said Air Force's Will Roper.
U.S. Air Force Special Tactics operators from the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron establish communications during an airfield survey as part of a culmination exercise Mar. 10, 2020, at McChord Air Force Base, Wash. The CULEX challenged the operators to perform airfield survey and control procedures in a potentially austere environment in order to simulate humanitarian aid response during a natural disaster. Special Tactics is U.S. Special Operations Command’s tactical air and ground integration force, and the Air Force’s only special operations ground force, leading global access, precision strike, personnel recovery and battlefield surgery operations on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ridge Shan)

Air Force wants cyber experts to ‘make a living’ off hacking its tech

The Air Force wants to do so many bug bounties that hackers can "make a living" off it. Eventually, hackers will be a brought into the design…