A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Starlink 4-20 mission, launches from Space Launch Complex 40 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on September 4, 2022. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

Pentagon contracting with SpaceX’s Starlink to provide satellite communication capabilities for Ukraine

The Pentagon is buying satcom capabilities from SpaceX’s Starlink to aid the Ukrainian military in its war with Russia, DefenseScoop has learned.
Aerial view of Silicon Valley at dusk, with a portion of the San Mateo/Hayward Bridge visible. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images).

Forging the defense industrial base for the digital age

Former US Deputy CTO Nick Sinai argues the Pentagon must embrace Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurial culture and work to ensure the latest technology reaches the battlefield.