back to article US Navy wants 0-day intelligence to develop weaponware

In the Navy, the Village People sang, you can sail the seven seas and live a life of ease. And now you can also work with third parties to identify and exploit 0-day flaws in common commercial software. That Naval job is revealed in a fascinating solicitation for a provider capable of reporting new flaws and developing …

  1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Your Wishes, Ours to Command for Control and Control for Command of more than just CyberSpace

    That Naval job is revealed in a fascinating solicitation for a provider capable of reporting new flaws and developing weaponised software to exploit them

    Hmmmm? ..... Would such provision be regarded as an alien art phorm with AI in Weaponised NEUKlearer HyperRadioProActive IT Systems? ..... http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2015/06/12/opm_hackers_chinese/#c_2540521

  2. Chris Miller

    In the Navy?

    I preferred the Billy Connolly version.

  3. Allan George Dyer Silver badge
    Facepalm

    0-day intelligence?

    All they are lacking is a day...

    They are going to pay someone to provide lists of vulnerabilities in software that they themselves use. Then, instead of fixing the vulnerabilities, or paying someone to fix them, they are going to pay for live exploits. What could possibly go wrong?

  4. Graham Marsden
    Facepalm

    0 day...?

    So, El Reg, why use a picture that was taken over 50 years ago in 1964?

    1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

      Probaby because if you try taking a picture like that today, you'll be shot down, then arrested, flown to Gitmo, and interrogated as to who you work for, why you did it, who were you going to sell the pics to, etc..

      Oh, and then you'll get medical attention if you're still alive and need it.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: 0 day...?

      RE: So, El Reg, why use a picture that was taken over 50 years ago in 1964?

      Cause that's how old their tech is!

  5. Mark 85 Silver badge

    The Navy "needs" this?

    I thought (maybe mistakenly) that this stuff was the NSA's job and they, in turn, would supply the info to the military. Or maybe their too busy snooping the citizens so the Navy has to get their own information. This isn't tactical intelligence stuff as it seems more of a strategic nature.

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: The Navy "needs" this?

      Different branches of the military and/or security services don't really talk to each other all that much let alone actively co-operate. This rivalry is such that much R&D and active capability is duplicated at great expense. This is usually the case no matter which country we are talking about.

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