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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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The Pentagon Wants Eye-Reading Software, X-Ray Tools, and A Virtual Facebook to Fight Terrorism

10:12 AM ET Hunting terrorists is a dramatic business worthy of a Marvel comic. Quiet, covert intelligence-gathering foreshadows sudden violence: door kicks, smoke grenades, gunfire. And then, there are the gadgets. In November, the Defense Department’s Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office put out a draft of its annual broad agency announcement, a sort...

Pentagon Wants Eye-Reading Software, X-Ray Tools and a Virtual Facebook to Fight Terrorism

9:00 AM ET FROM NEXTGOV arrow Hunting terrorists is a dramatic business worthy of a Marvel comic. Quiet, covert intelligence-gathering foreshadows sudden violence: door kicks, smoke grenades, gunfire. And then, there are the gadgets. In November, the Defense Department’s Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office put out a draft of its annual broad agency announcement, a sort...

The Pentagon Wants Eye-Reading Software, X-Ray Tools, and A Virtual Facebook to Fight Terrorism

December 1, 2016 Hunting terrorists is a dramatic business worthy of a Marvel comic. Quiet, covert intelligence-gathering foreshadows sudden violence: door kicks, smoke grenades, gunfire. And then there are the gadgets. In November, the Defense Department’s Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office put out a draft of its annual Broad Agency Announcement, a sort...

A Glimpse At How the F-35 Will Help the Marines Storm the Beach

November 30, 2016 Earlier this month, six F-35B Joint Strike Fighters took off from the deck of USS America, a Navy amphibious assault ship off San Diego, California. Four of the Marine Corps aircraft attacked a simulated integrated air defense system on San Clemente Island, while the other two escorted a pair of...

A Glimpse At How the F-35 Will Help the Marines Storm the Beach

November 29, 2016 Earlier this month, six F-35B Joint Strike Fighters took off from the deck of USS America, a Navy amphibious assault ship off San Diego, California. Four of the Marine Corps aircraft attacked a simulated integrated air defense system on San Clemente Island, while the other two escorted a pair of...

The F-35B Just Got A Lot Deadlier

November 23, 2016 The F-35 now packs more punch: specifically, the 20-foot Standard Missile, or SM-6, complete with a 140-pound warhead. But not fired from under the wing — rather from a nearby Aegis destroyer. In September, the Marines completed a proof-of-concept test in which a Marine Corps F-35B detected a cruise-missile decoy...

The F-35B Just Got A Lot Deadlier

November 22, 2016 The F-35 now packs more punch: specifically, the 20-foot Standard Missile, or SM-6, complete with a 140-pound warhead. But not fired from under the wing — rather from a nearby Aegis destroyer. In September, the Marines completed a proof-of-concept test in which a Marine Corps F-35B detected a cruise-missile decoy...

The Other Michael Flynn

November 22, 2016 Who is Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s new national security advisor? There is no single or simple answer. The Flynn you’ve probably heard of, the one who hitched his wagon to Trump for-President, seems intent on convincing the world that he harbors a smoldering animus against Islam. He is a man...

The Other Michael Flynn

November 21, 2016 Who is Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s new national security advisor? There is no single or simple answer. The Flynn you’ve probably heard of, the one who hitched his wagon to Trump for-President, seems intent on convincing the world that he harbors a smoldering animus against Islam. He is a man...

A Team of Drones Pulls Off a (Staged) Search-and-Rescue Mission

November 16, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In a Nov. 8 demonstration, three Lockheed Martin and one Sikorsky unmanned aircraft worked together to respond to a fire at Griffiss International Airport in upstate New York, one of six Federal Aviation Administration-approved UAV testing sites. First, a small remote-controlled Indago quadcopter identified the fire using a thermal camera,...

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