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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

Michael Hoffman

Michael Hoffman is the Washington, DC-based editor of Military.com’s Defense Tech blog and the Managing Editor of News for Military​.com.

Before joining Military​.com he was the land warfare reporter for Defense News, where he covered major trends in ground combat and the defense industry around the world. He also served as a staff writer for Army Times and Air Force Times as well as the deputy news editor at Marine Corps Times during his time at Gannett Government Media.

Michael graduated from the University of Maryland Philip Merrill School of Journalism where he earned a commission in the U.S. Air Force and served as an intelligence officer. In the Air Force, he helped stand up the 11th Intelligence Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla.

Ward Carroll

Ward Carroll is the editor of Military​.com. During his 20-year Navy career he served in four different F-14 squadrons based at NAS Oceana and was the operations officer for Carrier Air Wing One. He was editor of Approach magazine and is currently a contributing editor for Naval Aviation News. His three books about a Tomcat pilot — Punk’s War, Punk’s Wing, and Punk’s Fight — have been widely praised for their realistic portrayals of a Naval Aviator’s life. His latest novel, Militia Kill, was recently published by Signet.

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.


“Provides a boatload of information on new military technologies and national security … always has something new and interesting.“
– Slate

“Fascinating reading, particularly in these times of international conflict.“
– Internet magazine

“Useful and timely.“
– Salon

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

“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