The Pentagon Wants to Automate Software Assurance

The Pentagon Wants to Automate Software Assurance

The Pentagon’s research office is working to build tools that automatically check military software applications for potential vulnerabilities.


Today, the department relies heavily on human analysts to dissect IT systems and determine whether they meet security standards set out by Defense officials. But by handing over much of that process to machines, the Pentagon could get more consistent, speedy and trustworthy results, according to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.


“Current certification practices are antiquated and unable to scale with the amount of software deployed by the Department of Defense,” DARPA officials said. “The use of h ..