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Patrick Tucker

Patrick Tucker is technology editor for Defense One. He’s also the author of The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move? (Current, 2014). Previously, Tucker was deputy editor for The Futurist for nine years. Tucker has written about emerging technology in Slate, The Sun, MIT Technology Review, Wilson Quarterly, The American Legion Magazine, BBC News Magazine, Utne Reader, and elsewhere.
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Twitter Steps Up Efforts To Combat ISIS

11:00 AM ET FROM NEXTGOV arrow After pressure from lawmakers and others, Twitter today announced updates and revealed recent efforts to counter violent extremist messages on the site. They report that they’ve suspended more than 125,000 accounts since the middle of 2015 “for threatening or promoting terrorist acts primarily related to ISIS.” Another step the company...

Twitter Steps Up Efforts To Combat ISIS

February 5, 2016 After pressure from lawmakers and others, Twitter today announced updates and revealed recent efforts to counter violent extremist messages on the site. They report that they’ve suspended more than 125,000 accounts since the middle of 2015 “for threatening or promoting terrorist acts primarily related to ISIS.” Another step the company...

New Microchip Could Increase Military Intelligence Powers

February 5, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A new microchip could change life on the battlefield for U.S. troops by bringing the massive data crunching power of multicomputer neural networks — a dream of the 1970s and '80s — into handheld devices. The chip, announced by a team of researchers from MIT and funded by the Defense...

New Microchip Could Increase Military Intelligence Powers Exponentially

February 4, 2016 A new microchip could change life on the battlefield for U.S. troops by bringing the massive data crunching power of multi-computer neural networks — a dream of the 1970s and 80s — into handheld devices. The chip, announced by a team of researchers from MIT and funded by the Defense...

The F-35 Has a Scary List of Bugs

February 4, 2016 The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, the most expensive military program in the world, is even more broken than previously thought. The jet can’t tell old parts from new ones, randomly prevents user logins into the logistics information system, and trying to eject out of it will likely result in...

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Is Still Riddled with Bugs

February 3, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, the most expensive military program in the world, is even more broken than previously thought. The jet can’t tell old parts from new ones, randomly prevents user logins into the logistics information system, and trying to eject out of it will likely result in...

These Are the New Weapons the Pentagon Chief Wants for Tomorrow's Wars

February 3, 2016 Smarter smart bombs, mini railguns, and swarming robot boats to watch man-made islands are a few of the key technology areas that Defense Secretary Ashton Carter sees as vital to U.S. military superiority in the next decade. In a preview of the Pentagon’s upcoming 2017 budget request, Carter said military...

Air Force Stands Up Space Mission Force to Counter Russia, China

February 3, 2016 “Today, two 19-year-old airmen are the two guys flying GPS this morning for the entire world,” the commander of Air Force Space Command told an audience in December. “That’s wrong.” It’s also about to change. On Feb. 1, the Air Force will stand up a Space Mission Force at the...

The F-35’s Terrifying Bug List

February 2, 2016 The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programs the most expensive military program in the world, is even more broken than previously thought. The jet can’t tell old parts from new ones, randomly prevents user logins into the logistics information system, and trying to eject out of it will likely result in...

Smart Bombs, Swarmbots and Miniature Railguns: The New Weapons the Pentagon Says It Needs

February 2, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Smarter smart bombs, mini railguns, and swarming robot boats to watch man-made islands are a few of the key technology areas that Defense Secretary Ashton Carter sees as vital to U.S. military superiority in the next decade. In a preview of the Pentagon’s upcoming 2017 budget request, Carter said military...