As I mentioned earlier today, Bill Sweetman is our new Editor-in-Chief at Defense Technology International magazine. Bill has been in this industry for a long time. Amazon lists 60 items. Bill's resume lists 39 books.
I'll append Aviation Week's official press release on Bill's position below, but the main thing is to say Welcome aboard, Bill. We're looking forward to working with you and the expertise you bring.
BILL SWEETMAN NAMED EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL
Washington, DC (April 2, 2007) — International aerospace and defense journalist Bill Sweetman, a highly regarded veteran who most recently served as aerospace and defense editor for the Jane’s Information Group, has joined the AVIATION WEEK as Editor-in-Chief of Defense Technology International (DTI) magazine, Publisher Gregory D. Hamilton announced today.
DTI, a division of the McGraw-Hill Companies’AVIATION WEEK, is an integrated media business dedicated to covering the interplay of defense technology, funding, operations, programs and policies. It launched in September 2005 with DTI magazine as a bi-monthly supplement to Aviation Week & Space Technology. DTI quickly established itself with a worldwide circulation of 38,000 military, government and defense industry decision-makers, defense infrastructure opinion leaders and influencers, and this year began publishing as a monthly stand-alone magazine. In addition to the magazine, the DTI portfolio includes events and web-based products and services.
Sweetman most recently served as aerospace and defense editor for the Jane’s Information Group. Over the past 34 years Sweetman has written nearly 40 books and hundreds of articles about aircraft technology and advanced weapons systems for the world’s leading aerospace publishers, including Flight International, Interavia, Smithsonian Air & Space and The McGraw-Hill Companies. He also has been a frequent contributor to consumer magazines and newspapers, notably Popular Science and The Washington Post. Time magazine once described him as “… the best authority on high-tech weaponry outside the Pentagon.”
“Everyone on the AVIATION WEEK team is energized to have Bill on board, just at the time we are expanding the envelope on defense journalism across all of our media platforms,” said Hamilton. “His extraordinary credentials, experience and vision are a perfect fit with DTI’s focus on technology, programs, policies and people. We are looking forward to his contributions across our entire portfolio.”