Foreign Policy‘s Kevin Baron is headed to Atlantic Media where he’ll be Executive Editor of Defense One, a new brand set to launch this summer.

“Kevin Baron is a rising star in defense media, and we are thrilled to have him leading Defense One,” said Tim Hartman, president of Government Executive Media Group, the division of Atlantic Media responsible for launching Defense One. “Kevin’s innovative digital approach, deep expertise, and pursuit of journalistic excellence make him a perfect fit to lead Defense One’s editorial team.”

Baron is a two-time George Polk Award winner. At Foreign Policy he was a national security reporter and authored the E-Ring blog, covering the Pentagon, defense and national security.