Martin Matishak

Cybersecurity Reporter

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Martin Matishak is a cybersecurity reporter for POLITICO, covering Congress, the Defense Department and the U.S. intelligence community.

After graduating from Emerson College in Boston, Martin became a correspondent for The Boston Globe. He eventually found his way to Washington, DC, and worked as an associate editor at Inside Washington Publishers, an independent news source for Department of Defense programs. In his nearly two years there he covered the most intricate Air Force initiatives, including the development of the F-22A Raptor, the standing-up of the Iraqi air force and the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure process.

In 2009, he joined the staff of National Journal Group’s former Global Security Newswire, reporting on national and international security initiatives, like the New START ratification process, policies stemming from the first-ever National Nuclear Security Summit and meetings of the International Atomic Energy Agency. After living abroad in Ankara, Turkey, Martin returned to DC and became a Defense reporter for The Hill. There he covered national security and defense matters throughout Capitol Hill and the Obama administration, including negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, the 2014 midterm elections, the military campaign in Iraq and Syria and the congressional probe into the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

Before joining POLITICO, Martin served as the Washington Correspondent for The Fiscal Times, reporting on an array of foreign and domestic issues, distilling “Inside the Beltway” developments and informing readers on why they should care about a policy proposal or the latest political dust-up.

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