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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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Analysts Are Quitting the State Department’s Anti-Propaganda Team

September 14, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The chief technology officer at the U.S. State Department’s anti-propaganda center left last week, along with two other members of its analytics team, Defense One has learned. The departures raise new questions about the Global Engagement Center, the two-year-old office that remains leaderless nine months into the Trump administration. The...

Analysts Are Quitting the State Department’s Anti-Propaganda Team

September 13, 2017 The chief technology officer at the U.S. State Department’s anti-propaganda center left last week, along with two other members of its analytics team, Defense One has learned. The departures raise new questions about the Global Engagement Center, the two-year-old office that remains leaderless nine months into the Trump administration. The...

Trump Administration Orders US Government To Delete All Kaspersky Software

September 13, 2017 Federal agencies have three months to identify and begin removing all products made by the Russian anti-virus software firm Kaspersky Labs from their systems, according to a U.S. Homeland Security Department directive issued Wednesday. The directive comes after a months-long campaign by top government security officials to highlight the Moscow-based...

Trump Administration Orders Russian Anti-virus Off All Government Systems

September 13, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal agencies have three months to identify and begin removing all products from the Russian anti-virus software firm Kaspersky Labs from their systems, according to a Homeland Security Department directive issued Wednesday. The directive comes after a months-long campaign by top government security officials highlighting the Moscow-based firm’s possible Kremlin...

Analysts Are Quitting the State Department’s Anti-Propaganda Team

September 12, 2017 The chief technology officer at the U.S. State Department’s anti-propaganda center left last week, along with two other members of its analytics team, Defense One has learned. The departures raise new questions about the Global Engagement Center, the two-year-old office that remains leaderless nine months into the Trump administration. The...

What the CIA’s Tech Director Wants from AI

September 7, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Should the U.S. fear growing Russian progress in artificial intelligence? Last week, Vladimir Putin told students, “Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.” That caught the interest of noted AI phobe / profiteer Elon Musk who tweeted, simply and ominously: “It begins…” But...

Here’s What the U.S. Could Sell South Korea and Japan to Counter North Korea

September 7, 2017 Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that he would allow South Korea and Japan to buy a “substantially increased amount of highly sophisticated military equipment.” Though the White House has not explained why, presumably the president hopes such transfers will help deter North Korea, which set off its sixth nuclear bomb over...

What the CIA’s Tech Director Wants from AI

September 6, 2017 Should the U.S. fear growing Russian progress in artificial intelligence? Last week, Vladimir Putin told students, “Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.” That caught the interest of noted AI phobe / profiteer Elon Musk who tweeted, simply and ominously: “It begins…” But...

Here’s What the US Could Sell South Korea and Japan to Counter North Korea

September 5, 2017 Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that he would allow South Korea and Japan to buy a “substantially increased amount of highly sophisticated military equipment.” Though the White House has not explained why, presumably the president hopes such transfers will help deter North Korea, which set off its sixth nuclear bomb over...

Future Spy Satellites Just Got Exponentially Smaller

September 3, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Future spy satellites may unfold like origami birds, collecting image data along long, flat sensor arrays that weigh almost nothing. By replacing the bulky telescopic lenses that make today’s spy sats among the biggest and most expensive things in space, light-sensitive microchips promise far cheaper access to orbital imagery. Last...