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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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White House Speeds Up Decisions on Disclosing Dangerous Software Bugs

November 16, 2017 The White House is speeding up and bringing more agencies into the discussions about what to do when NSA or CIA finds a vulnerability in software. Announced Nov. 15, the new approach is being praised by cyber security experts and lawmakers as a better way to share such information both...

A Fight Is Brewing Between Congress and the Military Over Cyber War

November 16, 2017 U.S. military commanders want more authority to launch cyber operations. But Congress is mulling new restrictions and reporting requirements, setting up a showdown that will shape American defense in the new information warfare era. In one corner, you have commanders like Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone. The head of U.S. Army...

China and the CIA Are Competing to Fund Silicon Valley’s AI Startups

November 14, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A trio of new investments in Silicon Valley machine-learning startups shows that the U.S. intelligence community is deeply interested in artificial intelligence. But China is investing even more in these kinds of U.S. companies, and that has experts and intelligence officials worried. Founded to foster new technology for spies, the...

China and the CIA Are Competing to Fund Silicon Valley’s AI Startups

November 13, 2017 A trio of new investments in Silicon Valley machine-learning startups shows that the U.S. intelligence community is deeply interested in artificial intelligence. But China is investing even more in these kinds of U.S. companies, and that has experts and intelligence officials worried. Founded to foster new technology for spies, the...

How Robots Will Help the US Navy Avoid Future Collisions

November 12, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Among the recommendations offered in the U.S. Navy’s new review of the year’s warship-related mishaps are some that will help prepare the fleet for interaction with the autonomous vessels that will soon be crowding the seas. For example: accelerate plans to upgrade today’s electronic navigation systems. Teach crewmen to use...

China Has A Breakthrough in Spy-Proof Quantum Communications

November 9, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A team of Chinese researchers say they have completed the first long-distance quantum secure direct communication, a critical step toward sending messages that are truly safe from eavesdropping. The information traveled 2.7 kilometers along a quantum channel, the team said in a paper that was peer-reviewed by China’s Science Bulletin...

China Has A Breakthrough in Spy-Proof Quantum Communications

November 9, 2017 A team of Chinese researchers say they have completed the first long-distance quantum secure direct communication, a critical step toward sending messages that are truly safe from eavesdropping. The information traveled 2.7 kilometers along a quantum channel, the team said in a paper that was peer-reviewed by China’s Science Bulletin...

Russia Says It Will Field a Robot Tank that Outperforms Humans

November 8, 2017 The Russian military will field a new armed tank-like robot that “outperformed” manned platforms in recent exercises at the Alabino proving grounds outside Moscow. That’s what Col. Oleg Pomazuev told the Russian news site “Military Review” in late October. Pomazuev runs the Department of Innovation Research at the Russian military’s...

Saudi Arabia’s New Strongman Wants the Kingdom to Become a Middle East Arms Powerhouse

November 6, 2017 What does Saudi Arabia’s crown prince want to do now that he’s holding potential rivals prisoner at the Riyadh Ritz? Among other things: turn his country into a major weapons manufacturer. Currently, Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s biggest arms importers. In May, Riyadh pledged to buy U.S.-made weapons...

How Robots Will Help the US Navy Avoid Future Collisions

November 2, 2017 Among the recommendations offered in the U.S. Navy’s new review of the year’s warship-related mishaps are some that will help prepare the fleet for interaction with the autonomous vessels that will soon be crowding the seas. For example: accelerate plans to upgrade today’s electronic navigation systems. Teach crewmen to use...