Atlantic Media's Defense One Announces Inaugural Summit November 14 in Washington, D.C.

Oct 21, 2013, 08:33 ET from Atlantic Media

National security and defense leaders to discuss the critical issues impacting the future of U.S. defense

CBS News' Major Garrett, CNN's Barbara Starr, Al Jazeera America's Jamie Tarabay to moderate

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Atlantic Media's newest brand, Defense One, which provides national security news, analysis, and ideas, announced today the first annual Defense One Summit to be held November 14th in Washington, DC.   The Defense One Summit will gather the most concentrated audience of senior national security and defense leaders to look deep into the unprecedented transformation of national security strategy and operations facing U.S. leaders today.

Defense One launched in July 2013 to provide national security leaders, influential professionals, stakeholders, and interested citizens across the defense spectrum with in-depth analysis and timely news.   The inaugural Defense One Summit will convene this audience to debate big ideas, share leadership lessons, and discuss the pressing issues shaping defense strategy each day.  

"In a time of shifting threat frontiers, tight budgets and rapidly changing technology, members of this community face stark choices as they try to secure and defend our nation," said Tim Hartman, President of Atlantic Media's Government Executive Media Group, which produces Defense One. "The Defense One Summit will explore the ideas and strategies defining the future of our national defense."

"It's clear that the United States is now firmly responsible for global security," said Kevin Baron, Executive Editor of Defense One. "But to what extent? And at what cost? The Defense One Summit will begin to define the post-war boundaries and limits of U.S. national security, our responsibility to the world, and the use of military power in this new era."

Mr. Baron shared news of summit with readers in a letter from the editor available at

The Defense One Summit will explore a series of provocative questions around the evolving threats at the forefront of national security concerns.  Through speeches and one-on-one interviews, Department of Defense leaders, national security experts, and military commanders will share insight into the most pressing issues at the future of defense from their unique vantage points. The event's moderators include CBS News' White House Correspondent, Major Garrett , CNN's Pentagon Correspondent, Barbara Starr, and Al Jazeera America's Jamie Tarabay along with Baron and Associate Editor/Senior Reporter, Stephanie Gaskell.

Topics to be explored throughout the day include:

  • In the post-war era, the U.S. has taken responsibility for global security, but what are the boundaries for American interests, intervention, and the use of military force?
  • How are shifting frontiers, like the pivot to Asia, and evolving threats, like cyber, forcing national security leaders to make new choices about American power in the new era?
  • How are Pentagon leaders preparing to build a strong, agile national security architecture to match the coming age?
  • What role should the United States play in the new Middle East?
  • Should the U.S. ever respond to digital threats and cyber attacks with military force?

The full-day Defense One Summit, convening November 14, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington D.C., is by invitation-only.  For more information, speaker updates, and to request an invitation to attend, please visit or follow us on Twitter @DefenseOne with hashtag #DefOneSummit. 

Current sponsors of the Defense One Summit include Northrop Grumman, PwC, and Booz Allen Hamilton with additional sponsor opportunities available at all levels. Contact Associate Publisher of Defense One, Katie Taplett at for information.

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.

About Atlantic Media
ATLANTIC MEDIA is a global media company with a diverse array of media brands and services aimed at an influential audience across all sectors—consumer, business, media, and government. Its properties engage audiences across multiple platforms—online, mobile, print, video, and live events.  Atlantic Media has been recognized nationally as a leader in transforming all of its products into digital-first brands.

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