Nick Beim

Thoughts on the Economics of Innovation

Pentagon’s Former Top Hacker Wants His Startup to Inject Some Silicon Valley into the Defense Industry

“If the nerds don’t show up and work on the mission of national defense…then I’m not sure who will,” says Chris Lynch, cofounder and CEO of Rebellion Defense. Lynch arrived at the Pentagon as an exotic outsider — the department’s resident hoodie-wearer, as Ash Carter put it. Now he and two co-founders have a defense-software startup with its own exotic aims.