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Air Force to bring top-secret data into the mix in next weapons system hackathon


The Air Force this summer will host a second “hackathon” focused on enabling coders to work with classified data in isolated, secured environments — but this time, the service is looking to up the complexity. The second run of the BRAVO hackathon will expand from including just Secret-level operational data to integrating data at additional levels of classification, like the Top Secret/Secure Compartmentalized Information level, Stuart Wagner, the Air Force’s…

Air Force hackathon puts real data on open source code


The Air Force for the first time used open source code and airmen-designed applications on real weapons system data during a hackathon in January, its head of digital transformation told FedScoop. The Department of Defense has sponsored hackathons before, typically focused on security bugs. But, “Bravo 0” was the first secret-classification hackathon with 80 hackers working on a so-called “air gapped” system at Nellis Air Force Base. The event yielded…