Pentagon's Silicon Valley outfit seeks to shift from 'experimental' to 'transformative'

By Justin Doubleday / March 6, 2020 at 5:00 AM
In 2017, the Defense Innovation Unit began working with several start-up companies to develop tools to automatically find and fix software vulnerabilities in the U.S. military's highly advanced weapon systems. Building on capabilities developed during a 2016 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency demonstration, "Project VOLTRON" has shown its tools can detect previously undiscovered vulnerabilities in aircraft software within minutes, according to DIU. The need for such tools became critical in 2018, when the Government Accountability Office reported DOD weapons testers...

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