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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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How Trump’s Immigrant Dragnet Might Catch Your Personal Data, Too

February 23, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The way the government collects and stores data on immigrants is about to change in a big way that could invade the privacy of undocumented people, but also the people to whom they are connected. A proposed rule change at the Department of Homeland Security would affect how information in...

How Trump’s Immigrant Dragnet Might Catch Your Personal Data, Too

February 23, 2017 The way the government collects and stores data on immigrants is about to change in a big way that could invade the privacy of undocumented people, but also the people to whom they are connected. A proposed rule change at the Department of Homeland Security would affect how information in...

How Trump’s Immigrant Dragnet Might Catch Your Personal Data, Too

February 22, 2017 The way the government collects and stores data on immigrants is about to change in a big way that could invade the privacy of undocumented people, but also the people to whom they are connected. A proposed rule change at the Department of Homeland Security would affect how information in...

The Man Who Led the Syrian Train-and-Equip Effort Wants A Cultural Translation App

February 22, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Sometime,s the full story of a tragedy doesn’t come out until the people involved ask for tech solutions to help them avoid past mistakes. Take the train-and-quip program that aimed to create a moderate opposition force for Syria. Led by Lt. Gen. Michael Nagata, the program is roundly seen as...

How McMaster Could Change the Way the U.S. Goes to War

February 21, 2017 The most important thing to know about Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President Trump’s new National Security Adviser, is that he's not a fan of committing troops to action if they, or their allies, can’t hold the territory they seize — in his terms, “consolidate their gains.” His previous comments suggest...

How McMaster Could Change the Way the US Goes to War

February 20, 2017 The most important thing to know about Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President Trump’s new National Security Adviser, is that he's not a fan of committing troops to action if they, or their allies, can’t hold the territory they seize — in his terms, “consolidate their gains.” His previous comments suggest...

The Man who led the Syrian Train-and-Equip Effort Wants A Cultural Translation App

February 17, 2017 Sometimes the full story of a tragedy doesn’t come out until the people involved ask for tech solutions to help them avoid past mistakes. Take the train-and-quip program that aimed to create a moderate opposition force for Syria. Led by Lt. Gen Michael Nagata, the program is roundly seen as...

Will Trump Repeal Sanctions on Russia? A Conversation with an NSC Planner

February 10, 2017 Will Donald Trump repeal the U.S. sanctions on Russia? With the White House emitting decidedly mixed signals, Defense One asked Kevin Harrington, the deputy assistant to the president for strategic planning at the National Security Council, whether he could square them. Such signals include Nikki Haley’s first appearance at the...

For the Army, ‘Cyberwar’ Is Quickly Becoming Just ‘War’

February 10, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The next great conflict will play out not just on physical terrain, but also in the electrical pulses of cyberspace and the electronic spectrum. But while anonymous enemies like ISIS or Russia’s “little green men” are free to use the digital space as they like, U.S. Army leaders say legal...

For the U.S. Army, 'Cyber War' Is Quickly Becoming Just 'War'

February 10, 2017 The next great conflict will play out not just on physical terrain but also in the electrical pulses of cyberspace and the electronic spectrum. But while anonymous enemies like ISIS or Russia’s “little green men” are free to use the digital space as they like, U.S. Army leaders say legal...

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