Darkreading.com reported “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine spurs Space Force to seek astronomical investments in cybersecurity.” The March 31, 2023 article entitled “US Space Force Requests $700M for Cybersecurity Blast Off” (https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/us-space-force-wants-700m-cybersecurity) included these comments:

US Space Force top brass have requested a $700 million investment in cybersecurity as part of the military branch’s overall $30 billion 2024 budget.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine and ongoing war has laid bare the national interest in defending critical networks, explained Gen. B. Chance Saltzman, chief of space operations, at a recent House Appropriations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill.

In May 2022, Space Force added four squadrons to shore up cybersecurity throughout the branch and oversee an overhaul of the outdated Satellite Control Network.

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First published at https://www.vogelitlaw.com/blog/us-space-force-requests-700m-for-cybersecurity