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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 US Military Can’t Train To Fend Off the Worst Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure — Yet

June 23, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S. military can’t fully test its ability to respond to a catastrophic cyber attack on civilian infrastructure, and likely won’t be able to until 2019, representatives from Cyber Command and the Joint Chiefs told lawmakers on Wednesday. Last Friday, Cyber Command wrapped up Cyber Guard, a major exercise that...

The Military Can’t Train To Fend Off the Worst Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure — Yet

June 23, 2016 The U.S. military can’t fully test its ability to respond to a catastrophic cyber attack on civilian infrastructure, and likely won’t be able to until 2019, representatives from Cyber Command and the Joint Chiefs told lawmakers on Wednesday. Last Friday, Cyber Command wrapped up Cyber Guard, a major exercise that...

The US Military Can’t Train To Fend Off the Worst Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure — Yet

June 22, 2016 The U.S. military can’t fully test its ability to respond to a catastrophic cyber attack on civilian infrastructure, and likely won’t be able to until 2019, representatives from Cyber Command and the Joint Chiefs told lawmakers on Wednesday. Last Friday, Cyber Command wrapped up Cyber Guard, a major exercise that...

Clinton’s Likely Defense Secretary Wants More U.S. Troops Fighting ISIS and Assad

June 21, 2016 The woman expected to run the Pentagon under Hillary Clinton said she would direct U.S. troops to push President Bashar al-Assad’s forces out of southern Syria and would send more American boots to fight the Islamic State in the region. Michele Flournoy, formerly the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy,...

Hillary Clinton’s Likely Defense Secretary Wants More US Troops Fighting ISIS and Assad

June 20, 2016 UPDATE: After publication, Michele Flournoy responded to this article. See below for her letter to the editor. The woman expected to run the Pentagon under Hillary Clinton said she would direct U.S. troops to push President Bashar al-Assad’s forces out of southern Syria and would send more American boots to...

A New Software Tool Could Help Stop the Next ISIS Recruiting Video

June 20, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Updated June 19, 11:22 p.m. The Islamic State recruits supporters and fellow travelers from around the world largely by spreading photos and videos of its violent exploits online. What if social-media companies could automatically detect and delete such imagery? The Counter Extremism Project, working with Dartmouth University computer scientist Hany...

The Pentagon is Developing A New Suite of Tools to Fight the Lone Wolf Problem

June 19, 2016 Multiple motivations may have been at play in the Orlando killer’s attack at the Pulse night club in Orlando this week. While it is possible to overstate the influence of the Islamic State, it is impossible to ignore ISIS messaging as at least one contributing factor. On Tuesday President Obama...

How to Stop the Next Viral Jihadi Video

June 17, 2016 The Islamic State recruits supporters and fellow travelers from around the world largely by spreading photos and videos of its violent exploits online. What if social-media companies could automatically detect and delete such imagery? The Counter Extremism Project, working with Dartmouth University computer scientist Hany Farid and funding from Microsoft,...

The Pentagon is Developing A New Suite of Tools to Fight the Lone Wolf Problem

June 17, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Multiple motivations may have been at play in the Orlando killer’s attack at the Pulse night club in Orlando this week. While it is possible to overstate the influence of the Islamic State, it is impossible to ignore ISIS messaging as at least one contributing factor. On Tuesday President Obama...

The Pentagon is Developing A New Suite of Tools to Fight the Lone Wolf Problem

June 16, 2016 Multiple motivations may have been at play in the Orlando killer’s attack at the Pulse night club in Orlando this week. While it is possible to overstate the influence of the Islamic State, it is impossible to ignore ISIS messaging as at least one contributing factor. On Tuesday President Obama...

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