About Defense One

Defense One delivers news, timely analysis, and bold ideas on the topics and trends that are defining the future of U.S. defense and international security.

Founded in 2013, Defense One gives military and security professionals, stakeholders, and citizens what they need to know, from senior leaders in Washington to commanders abroad and next-generation thinkers far from the political scrum. Our journalists write breaking news of the day and in-depth stories shining a critical light across the national security landscape. Defense One publishes innovative, fearless commentary from old hands and new voices in the national-security community. We stage live events with exclusive newsmaker interviews and discussions led by our experienced journalists. And we produce award-winning podcasts and informative videos.

Defense One is part of GovExec.


GovExec leaders

  • Chairman: Peter Goldstone
  • Chief Executive Officer: Tim Hartman
  • Chief Revenue Officer: Constance Sayers
  • Group Publisher, Defense: Daniela Fayer
  • Editor-in-Chief: Frank Konkel
  • Editorial Operations Manager: Chawndese Hylton
  • Editor-at-Large: Troy K. Schneider