Federal intelligence officials are in Las Vegas this week to try to recruit hackers at the annual Defcon convention.
The National Security Agency, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and NASA will all descend on the gathering to tempt some of the most talented hackers to join their ranks. NSA official Richard George says they’re looking to hire the “best and brightest” hackers to join offensive and defensive efforts in the cyber wars. The spy agency is looking to hire some 15-hundred people by September 30th and another 15-hundred in the year that follows. Defcon runs today through the 7th.