Peter Warren Singer

Strategist & Senior Fellow

Peter Singer is a strategist and senior fellow at New America. The author of multiple award-winning books, he is considered one of the world's leading experts on 21st century security issues. He has been named by the Smithsonian Institution-National Portrait Gallery as one of the 100 leading innovators in the nation, by Defense News as one of the 100 most influential people in defense issues, and by Foreign Policy magazine to their Top 100 Global Thinkers List. His books include Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry; Children at War; Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century; and Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know, which was named to both the US Army and US Navy professional reading list. His most recent book is Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War.

Singer is a contributing editor at Popular Science magazine and the founder of NeoLuddite, a technology advisory firm. He has worked as a consultant for the US military, Defense Intelligence Agency, and FBI, as well as advised a wide-range of technology and entertainment programs, including for Warner Brothers, Dreamworks, Universal, HBO, and the video game series Call of Duty, the best-selling entertainment project in history. He is a member of the US State Department's Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy. His past work included serving as coordinator of the Obama-08 campaign's defense policy task force, in the Balkans Task Force at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and as the founding director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at The Brookings Institution, where he was the youngest person named senior fellow in its 100 year history.

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New Army Technology Enables Simultaneous Multiple Drone Control

Peter Singer was quoted in an article by Defense Systems about cost advantages of new Army technologies.

It's too Late to Stop China From Becoming an AI Superpower

Peter Singer was quoted in an article by Wired Magazine about artificial intelligence

Air-to-air combat is back: How will the Air Force respond as the war over Syria heats up?

Peter Singer was quoted in an article by the Air Force Times about air combat in Syria

The Rise of the Robots: What the Future Holds for the World’s Armies

Peter Singer was mentioned in an article by Fast Company about the increase of military ground robots

Drone technology has made huge strides

Peter Singer was quoted in an article by the Economist about military drones

Hacker Kid

Paul Vann is the 14-year-old CEO of VannTechCyber LLC, a new cybersecurity company based out of his bedroom in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

How to Hack the Pentagon

Last summer, more than 1,500 hackers targeted Pentagon websites – but it wasn't a massive cyberattack.

A US-Trained Scientist Was Deported, Then Became the "Father of Chinese Rocketry"

Peter Singer joined PRI to discuss the consequences of Trump’s ban on travel & immigration.

China’s Intelligent Weaponry Gets Smarter

Peter Singer was quoted in the New York Times about China’s intelligent weaponry, and the article was syndicated in CNBC.

How Trump Will Change America

Peter Singer was quoted in Slate about how Trump will change cybersecurity.

Trump’s Private Security Force: an Operational and Legal Swamp

Peter Singer was quoted in the American Prospect about Trump’s idea to keep his own private security force as President.

What Can Congress do to Fight Hackers?

The election may be over but Washington isn’t moving on from the election hacking story just yet.