Melissa Vice

Federal Leadership

Melissa Vice heads up the Vulnerability Disclosure Program in the Department of Defense’s Cyber Crime Center. The VDP in DC3, as it’s called, has had a banner year under Vice, successfully running the first bug bounty within the Department of Defense in which the department paid white hat hackers who reported flaws in the department’s public-facing systems. In total, the DOD paid out $75,000 in bounties recently to ethical hackers who discovered nearly 350 bugs inside its networks. On top of that, DC3, in partnership with HackerOne, also successfully concluded a yearlong Defense Industrial Base-Vulnerability Disclosure Program (DIB-VDP) Pilot in which it invited members of the defense industrial base to accept vulnerability disclosures on the public-facing systems.

Billy Mitchell

Written by Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell is Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of Scoop News Group's editorial brands. He oversees operations, strategy and growth of SNG's award-winning tech publications, FedScoop, StateScoop, CyberScoop, EdScoop and DefenseScoop. After earning his journalism degree at Virginia Tech and winning the school's Excellence in Print Journalism award, Billy received his master's degree from New York University in magazine writing while interning at publications like Rolling Stone.

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