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.


Hope Hodge Seck

Hope Hodge Seck is an award-winning investigative and enterprise reporter who has been covering military issues since 2009. She covers the Marine Corps and Navy for Military.com. Hope’s previous assignments have included a war zone embed in Afghanistan with Marines and multiple reporting trips aboard amphibious ships and aircraft carriers. A graduate of The King’s College in New York City, Hope’s work has also appeared in Marine Corps Times, Newsweek, USA Today, The New York Sun, and World Magazine.

Oriana Pawlyk

Oriana Pawlyk is Military.com’s air warfare reporter and covers personnel trends, technology and operations around the globe. Previously as a reporter for Air Force Times, she wrote about air operations in the Middle East and Europe, as well as uniforms, cyber, Guard/Reserve, physical training, technology and crime. Pawlyk has also served as a Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellow hosted by the National Press Foundation. She graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she received a bachelor’s in Journalism and English Literature.

Matthew Cox

Matthew Cox has been a defense reporter since 1998. He covers all the services, with a close eye on Army weapons development and procurement, body armor testing, camouflage, ammunition as well as readiness and training issues. He previously worked for 12 years for Army Times. He traveled to Afghanistan and Iraq numerous times from 2002 to 2008, covering Stryker and light infantry units in combat. He also spent four years in the U.S. Army during the second half of the 1980s, serving as an infantryman in the 82nd Airborne Division.

Richard Sisk

Richard Sisk has more than 40 years experience in journalism as a reporter and editor for news wires and the N.Y. Daily News. He has embedded with U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, and reported from Beirut, Tel Aviv, Bosnia, Kosovo, Panama, Haiti, Guatemala, Northern Ireland, Vietnam, Eritrea and other conflict zones. He has also covered five presidential campaigns. Born in Brooklyn, he is a 1965 graduate of LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., with a degree in political science. He served with the 2nd Battalion Fourth Marines in Vietnam in 1967-68.

Brendan McGarry

Brendan McGarry is the managing editor of Military.com, where he oversees a team of reporters and editors. An award-winning reporter who has covered military, defense and national-security issues since 2007, he has worked for Bloomberg News, Military Times, The Center for Public Integrity and daily newspapers in upstate New York. 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.

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“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.” — MSNBC

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

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