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Atlantic Media's Defense One Hires Patrick Tucker as Technology Editor

Tucker joins rapidly growing media franchise to lead expanded coverage in defense technology

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Defense One Executive Editor Kevin Baron today announced the hiring of Patrick Tucker as Technology Editor. Launched in July 2013, Defense One is Atlantic Media's digital and events media brand serving the national security and defense leadership community.

Tucker comes to Defense One after a nine-year stint with the The Futurist, a bimonthly magazine published by the World Future Society. Tucker most recently served as deputy editor at the magazine, which explores the technological, scientific, environmental, social and policy trends shaping our collective future.

"Patrick brings a fresh, smart angle to covering technology for the defense world. I'm very excited to get him on board and help Defense One craft a unique position in the defense technology space," said Baron.

At The Futurist, Tucker wrote extensively on topics such as artificial intelligence, cybernetics, nanotechnology, emergency management and cutting-edge technology. His work has also been published in publications and sites such as Slate, MIT Technology Review, The Wilson Quarterly, BBC Magazine, and the Discovery Channel. Tucker has appeared as a guest on WTOP, BBC News, BBC World Service, Fox and Friends, and CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, and he has authored a book entitled "The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move?," which will be released in the spring of 2014.

Tucker joins a rapidly growing Defense One team that has driven explosive audience growth. Following its July 2013 launch, DefenseOne.com eclipsed 500,000 unique monthly visitors in November and its Defense One Today newsletter now reaches over 65,000 subscribers. In December, Defense One launched its first mobile app to serve over 200,000 readers accessing its content via mobile devices.

"The hiring of Patrick signals the next wave of investment and growth for Defense One," said Tim Hartman, President of Government Executive Media Group which produces Defense One, "After shattering our six-month goals, this staff expansion will build out coverage in critical areas, such as technology, which are defining the future of defense."

The Defense One audience spans the national security community, including the Department of Defense and other national security agencies, the halls of Congress, and influential professionals, stakeholders and citizens with an interest in the national security issues.

Defense One's first six months also are marked by the highly successful Defense One Summit in Washington, D.C., where an exclusive audience of 400 national security and defense leaders convened on November 14th to look deep into the unprecedented transformation of defense strategy and operations. Keynote speakers included the U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Acting Secretary of the USAF Eric Fanning, and Under Secretary of Defense and Comptroller Bob Hale. A selection of the discussions was live-streamed on The Pentagon Channel to over 350 military bases in over 170 countries around the world.

About Defense One
DEFENSE ONE is a new digital and events media brand informing the U.S. defense and national security leadership community by delivering news, breaking analysis, and ideas on the topics and trends defining the future of defense and national security. Produced by Government Executive Media Group of Atlantic Media, Defense One offers new voices and innovative, fearless commentary while providing national security leaders, influential professionals, stakeholders, and interested citizens across the defense spectrum with the information that they need to know.

Media Inquiries:
Will Colston
Defense One
202-266-7423 / wcolston@defenseone.com

SOURCE Atlantic Media

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