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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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Russian Hackers Will Try ‘Again and Again,’ Warns Samantha Power

January 17, 2017 Outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power used her last speech in office to issue a dire warning: Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government seeks to destabilize the international order and they’re just getting started. “It would be deeply naive and deeply negligent to think that those who have...

Putin’s DNC Hackers Actively Targeting French Elections

January 17, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The same Putin-state backed actors who stole emails from the Democratic National Committee and John Podesta are targeting campaigns in France in the run up to critical elections in that country. The spearphishing campaigns are identical to the attacks the “Fancy Bear” group launched against the DNC and Podesta. As...

Putin’s DNC Hackers Actively Targeting French Elections

January 13, 2017 The same Putin-state backed actors that stole emails from the DNC and John Podesta are targeting campaigns in France in the run up to critical elections in that country. The spear phish campaigns are identical to the attacks that the “Fancy Bear” group launched against the DNC and John Podesta....

Pentagon Tester: F-35 Program Rushing Tests, Delays Still Likely

January 12, 2017 The F-35 program office’s rush to make an August test deadline will increase risks yet still leave the effort well behind schedule, the Pentagon’s top weapons tester said in a report released today. That verdict, from the Office of Operational Testing and Evaluation, came as no surprise, though it is...

Pentagon Tester: F-35 Program Rushing Tests, Delays Still Likely

January 11, 2017 The F-35 program office’s rush to make an August test deadline will increase risks yet still leave the effort well behind schedule, the Pentagon’s top weapons tester said in a report released today. That verdict, from the Office of Operational Testing and Evaluation, came as no surprise, though it is...

The Army Wants to 3-D Print Minidrones in 24 Hours

January 11, 2017 Imagine a squad of Army Rangers prepping to capture a high-value subject barricaded inside a three-story building. The Rangers decide send in a small camera drone to check for IEDs — but there’s a problem: the enemy has begun putting its booby-traps on the ceiling, where the downward-facing drones can’t...

Army Wants to 3-D Print Minidrones in 24 Hours

January 11, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Imagine a squad of Army Rangers prepping to capture a high-value subject barricaded inside a three-story building. The Rangers decide to send in a small camera drone to check for IEDs—but there’s a problem: The enemy has begun putting its booby-traps on the ceiling, where the downward-facing drones can’t see...

US Army Looking to 3D-Print Minidrones in 24 Hours

January 10, 2017 Imagine a squad of Army Rangers prepping to capture a high-value subject barricaded inside a three-story building. The Rangers decide send in a small camera drone to check for IEDs — but there’s a problem: the enemy has begun putting its booby-traps on the ceiling, where the downward-facing drones can’t...

The Pentagon Needs Its Own Google For All Its Data, Says Eric Schmidt

January 10, 2017 The U.S. military needs an entirely new system for storing and managing data if front-line troops are to be able to find and act on information as easily as any of us can search Google, according to Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet, legendary Google CEO, and chair of the...

Pentagon Needs Its Own Google For All Its Data, Says Eric Schmidt

January 10, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S. military needs an entirely new system for storing and managing data if front-line troops are to be able to find and act on information as easily as any of us can search Google, according to Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet, legendary Google CEO and chair of the...

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