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Welcome to a New Era in Covering Defense

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A couple of months ago, I spilled the beans about Defense One, a new digital publication we had in the works here at Atlantic Media and Government Executive Media Group. Today, that publication becomes a reality with its official launch. 

As Defense One's executive editor, Kevin Baron, writes in an introduction to the publication, it is a "news site that will go deeper, featuring reporting, analysis and bold ideas about the trends that are driving the future of defense and U.S. national security." It will focus on global threats, the domestic and international politics of security, management of some of the largest institutions in the federal government and the effect of rapidly advancing technology on defense strategy.

Kevin and his cohorts, Stephanie Gaskell and Kedar Pavgi, have done amazing work in a short period of time to turn the ambitious idea for Defense One into a reality. Already, the site includes insightful pieces on Egypt's military, the Defense Department's human spying operations and what the Founding Fathers would think of today's military (plus a story by yours truly on the importance of getting the administrative things right -- like not shortchanging soldiers on their paychecks.)

Defense One will always lean forward -- both in its approach to coverage and in the technology used to deliver it. The site is optimized for viewing on desktops, tablets and smartphones. I hope you'll check it out. 

 

Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.

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