Tate Nurkin is the founder of OTH Intelligence Group, a Non-Resident Senior Fellow with the Brent Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council, and a Partner with One Defense, a defence technology horizon scanning firm.
Before establishing OTH Intelligence Group in March 2018, Tate spent 12 years at Jane’s by IHS Markit where he served in a variety of roles, including from 2013 as the Executive Director of the Strategic Assessments and Futures Studies (SAFS) Center. From 2012 till his departure in 2018, he served on the Jane’s Leadership Team responsible for managing overall business operations.
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.
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.
Substantively, Mr. Nurkin’s research and analysis has a particularly strong focus on U.S -China competition; defense technology, the future of military capabilities, and global defense industry and market issues. He is a frequent author and speaker on these overlapping research priorities. For example, he was the lead author of the U.S-China Economic and Security Review Commission’s report entitled China’s Advanced Weapons Systems, which was published in May 2018, and has provided testimony to the Commission on two occasions. In March 2019, he was featured on a Center for Strategic and International Studies ‘China Power’ podcast on China’s unmanned systems. He is the lead author of the Atlantic Council’s Strategy White Paper A Candle in the Dark: A US AI Strategy for National Security, which was published in December 2019. Tate also has 22 years’ experience in the design and delivery of wargaming, scenario planning, and red teaming exercises.
Tate holds a Master of Science 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 Matthews, NC.