About Defense Tech

Technology is shaping how wars are fought, borders are protected, crooks are caught, and individual rights are defined.

Defense Tech, a Military.com site, stays on top of these changes, rounding up the day’s news, linking to sources of information, and providing analysis on what’s ahead.

From Predator drones to roadside bombs, computer security to nuclear threats, body armor to missile defense, the site aims to examine the intersection of technology and defense from every angle, covering the exploits of soldiers and hackers, madmen and geniuses, inventors and dictators.

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Defense Tech’s Authors

Brendan McGarry

Brendan McGarry is an award-winning reporter and the managing editor of Military.com. He writes breaking news and feature stories on a range of topics, from the Pentagon budget and major weapons programs, to troop pay and benefits, to military training exercises and industry conferences, including the Paris Air Show. He also helps direct news coverage and edit stories by staff.

Before joining Military.com, Brendan worked at Bloomberg News, where he covered defense contracting, military space launch and other issues. He also worked at Gannett Government Media, where he helped produce special projects on such topics as the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, the rising use of pain and psychiatric medication in the military, and disparities in the number of top medals awarded during the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

His articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek and other publications. He has appeared on C-Span, Fox News and other television and radio networks to discuss his work. He received a bachelor’s degree in English from the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, N.Y., and a master’s degree in journalism and public affairs from American University in Washington, D.C.

Bryant Jordan

Bryant Jordan is an associate editor for Military.com. Before joining Military.com Jordan was a staff writer and deputy news editor for Military Times newspapers in Springfield, Va., where he most recently covered Air Force mobility command, security forces, and faith and values. He covered Air Force support missions during the Kosovo War and in 2006 the aeromedical evacuation mission out of Balad Air Base, Iraq. A journalist since 1979, Jordan also covered stories in Lebanon, Gaza and Morocco. During the Vietnam War he was assigned to 15th Admin. Co., 1st Cavalry Division, Bien Hoa Army Base.

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— Slate

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— Internet magazine

“Useful and timely.”
— Salon

“One of the best and most up-to-date resources on the technology of warfighting.”
— MSNBC

“Probably the best place to get the inside scoop on the defense industry.”
— Situation.net

“I *do* read your site. Everyone at the Pentagon does, from time to time.”
— anonymous Defense Department official