• Be ready to act, no matter the challenge.

    Nowhere is the need for discrete expertise and up-to-the-minute intelligence more important than in the sprawling policy world of defense. Go beyond the headlines with in-depth defense reporting.


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Here’s what you have access to with your subscription to POLITICO Pro Defense:
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Ongoing policy coverage 

Pro Defense reporters quickly get to the heart of the matter, giving you actionable intelligence that goes beyond the headline.
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Talk to the experts

Request clarification from, or chat with reporters about their coverage of specific topics.
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Access to Pro tools

Pros need more than news. Get access to tools that dig deep into policy and legislation like Pro’s Legislative Compass and Congressional Directory.
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Pros know that the key to moving an agenda forward is having conversations with the right people. Connect and network with newsmakers, policymakers and thought leaders at POLITICO events.
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Customized Accounts

Each person on your team customizes their own Pro account to fit their needs.
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Dedicated account managers

Get the most out of your Pro subscription with unlimited support and training from your account manager.


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POLITICO Pro defense-specific editors and reporters get to the heart of defense policy, so you get intelligence from dedicated subject-matter experts.
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Bryan Bender
Editor, Pro Defense
Connor O'Brien
Reporter, Pro Defense
G. Robert Hillman
Senior Editor, Pro Defense
David Brown
Deputy Editor, Pro Defense
Jacqueline Feldscher
Reporter, Pro Defense
Wesley Morgan
Reporter, Pro Defense


Be the first to know when news happens at the Pentagon and around the world. Pro’s defense reporting team covers more than 100 granular topics. Here’s a sample:
  • Marines
  • National Guard
  • Navy
  • NSA
  • Pentagon
  • House Committee On Foreign Affairs
  • House Veterans' Affairs Committee
  • Senate Appropriations Committee
  • Aircraft Carrier
  • Aviation
  • Drones
  • Equipment
  • F-35 Lightning II
  • JLTV
  • Littoral Combat Ship
  • Long-Range Strike Bomber
  • Nuclear Weapons
  • Shipbuilding
  • International
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • ISIL
  • Syria
  • Defense Authorization Act
  • Defense Influence
  • Defense Services
  • Space
  • Technology
  • Terrorism
  • Weapons
  • And 100+ More

Coverage your way

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Get the defense coverage you need, on your schedule. From daily morning and afternoon newsletters, to real-time alerts and high-level monthly reports, the intelligence you receive is completely up to you.
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Morning Defense

Your daily source for policy intelligence. Pro policy newsletters bring actionable intelligence to your inbox by 5:30 a.m. each day.
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Real-time policy updates in 250 words or less. Whiteboards alert you to policy developments on the specific issues you’re closely tracking.
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Defense Week Ahead

Arriving Thursday, Defense Week Ahead helps plan for next week’s events, hearings and meetings.
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CEO Report

CEO Report synthesizes what’s happening in D.C. for those outside the beltway.
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POLITICO Influence

A detailed daily rundown of all the news happening where government and business meet.
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Defense Program Watch

Pro's defense reporters track the Pentagon's top programs 
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Pro Report

A daily summary of the top policy news, trends and events happening across all of POLITICO Pros 16 policy coverage areas.


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Pro’s suite of policy tools help you get the answers you need, when you need them.
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Congressional Directory

Updated daily, Congressional Directory is a complete listing of all Capitol Hill members and staff.
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Document Drawer

A searchable library with thousands of primary source documents and materials used in Pro reporting, including CRS Reports.
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Policy Events Calendar

A summary of events on Capitol Hill, in Washington and around the country. Instantly add them to your own calendar.
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Day Ahead

A comprehensive rundown of the day’s congressional schedule, including details on legislation, votes, as well as committee hearings and markups.
  • Budget & Appropriations Brief

    As part of your Pro Defense subscription, you’ll receive the Budget & Appropriations Brief, alerting you to what’s coming out of committee, what’s getting funded, and who’s leading the debate. 

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