Tate Nurkin

Non-Resident Senior Fellow

Tate Nurkin is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow with the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments and the founder of OTH Intelligence Group LLC, a defense consulting and research firm. He is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council.

He is a frequent author and speaker on defense technology and the future of military capabilities; Indo-Pacific defense, security, and geopolitical issues; and the global defense industry and markets. He also has nearly 25 years of experience in the design and delivery of wargames and scenario planning exercises. His analysis and commentary has appeared in, Defense News, Jane’s Defence Weekly, Jane’s Intelligence Review, The Hill, Deutsche Welle, and The New Atlanticist blog among other publications.

Recently published reports include The Five Revolutions: Examining Defense Innovation in the Indo-Pacific (December 2020) and Emerging Technologies and the Future of US-Japan Defense Collaboration (April 2020). He also served as lead author on China’s Advanced Weapons Systems, a Jane’s report published in 2018 by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He has provided testimony to the Commission on two occasions. In conjunction with Armasuisse, Tate has authored the bi-monthly DEFTECH Scan, a publicly available global survey of defense technology developments since January 2019.

Prior to establishing OTH Intelligence Group in March 2018, Tate spent 12 years at Janes where he served in a variety of roles, including from 2013 as the Executive Director of Strategic Assessments and Futures Studies.

From 2014 – 2018 he served consecutive two-year terms on the World Economic Forum’s Nuclear Security Global Agenda Council and its Future Council on International Security, which was established to explore the implications of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies on global security and defense.

Tate previously worked for Joint Management Services, the Strategic Assessment Center of SAIC, and the Modeling, Simulation, Wargaming, and Analysis team of Booz Allen Hamilton primarily supporting the U.S. Defense and Intelligence Community. He holds a Master of Science degree in International Affairs from the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech and a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science from Duke University. He lives in Charlotte, NC.


Master of Science degree in International Affairs
Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech

B.A. in History and Political Science
Duke University