The Department of Defense Came to Brooklyn to Find Hacks That Could Save Lives

Here's who won the hackathon hosted by the Department of Defense's new MD5 accelerator.

The federal government doesn't have the best reputation when it comes to technology. (Remember the debacle? Or Solyndra?) Yet historically, it has been quite innovative, paving the way for much of the tech we now take for granted, such as GPS. The Department of Defense, in particular, is well aware of this, and over the years, it's created new posts and programs to address the issue. 

The latest of those initiatives, MD5, came to Brooklyn earlier this month, in a hackathon at New Lab co-organized by NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

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