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Army opts for openness with new computer security tool

Army opts for openness with new computer security tool

Army researchers in a lab outside Washington worked for years on a software tool to help soldiers understand how hackers were targeting military computers. Late last year they did something unusual: They released their project for anyone on the Internet to poke and prod. William Glodek, the leader of the project, said the Army Research Lab hopes that if his team gives something, they'll get something. "The Army is open and willing to collaborate," he said. "Hopefully, we can attract some bright talent to contribute to the project." The federal government is looking for ways to improve the security of the nation's computers, but its plan to share...

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