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Patrick Tucker

Technology Editor 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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Tomorrow's Cargo Drones Won't Look Much Like Today's Helicopters

January 10, 2018 Boeing’s newest prototype drone is a skeletal, squarish quadrotor built as a “flying test bed to mature the building blocks of autonomous technology for future applications,” the aircraft maker said in a statement. Measuring 15 feet wide and 18 long, the Cargo Air Vehicle represents Boeing’s next step in its...

How the (Likely) Next NSA/CyberCom Chief Wants to Enlist AI

January 10, 2018 The Army general likely to be tapped to head U.S. Cyber Command and the NSA has some big plans for deploying cyber forces and using artificial intelligence in information attacks. Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, who currently leads U.S. Army Cyber Command, is expected to nominated in the next few months...

How the (Likely) Next NSA/CYBERCOM Chief Wants to Enlist AI

January 10, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Army general likely to be tapped to head U.S. CYBERCOM and the NSA has some big plans for deploying cyber forces and using artificial intelligence in information attacks. Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, who currently leads U.S. Army CYBERCOM, is expected to nominated in the next few months to replace...

Trump's Pick for NSA/CyberCom Chief Wants to Enlist AI For Cyber Offense

January 9, 2018 The Army general likely to be tapped to head U.S. Cyber Command and the NSA has some big plans for deploying cyber forces and using artificial intelligence in information attacks. Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, who currently leads U.S. Army Cyber Command, is expected to nominated in the next few months...

Pentagon Seeks Laser-Powered Bat Drones

January 5, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Tired: multi-rotor copters and fixed-wing drones. Wired: flying robots that move like living animals, are crafted of next-generation materials, and draw their power not from batteries but energy beamed from nearby aircraft. On Wednesday, the the Defense Enterprise Science Initiative, or DESI, announced a competition for basic science grants to...

Pentagon Seeks Laser-Powered Bat Drones. Really.

January 4, 2018 Tired: multi-rotor copters and fixed-wing drones. Wired: flying robots that move like living animals, are crafted of next-generation materials, and draw their power not from batteries but energy beamed from nearby aircraft. On Wednesday, the the Defense Enterprise Science Initiative, or DESI, announced a competition for basic science grants to...

Iran’s Cyberwar on Dissidents Could Infiltrate Your Mailbox

January 4, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Iran’s crackdown on protesters could affect almost anyone in contact with them, thanks to a sophisticated internal police operation that routinely targets not only academics and dissidents but also those who have interacted with them — and even people only tangentially linked. Cybersecurity firms and prominent researchers of Iranian digital...

Iran’s Cyber War on Dissidents Could Infiltrate Your Mailbox

January 2, 2018 Iran’s crackdown on protesters could affect almost anyone in contact with them, thanks to a sophisticated internal police operation that routinely targets not only academics and dissidents but also those who have interacted with them — and even people only tangentially linked. Cyber security firms and prominent researchers of Iranian...

Where We're Headed in 2018

January 1, 2018 In lieu of reviewing the top stories of the year gone by, Defense One presents a look ahead. Here’s what to expect in 2018. Commander in Chief Trump At 7:21 a.m. on New Year’s Day, you were probably still knocked out from the champagne after kissing 2017 goodbye. President Donald...

Pentagon Launches New Push For Tunnel-Warfare Tech

December 22, 2017 ISIS and the North Korean regime share at least one tactic in common: both have sought to counter the U.S. military’s monitor-and-strike capabilities by building vast subterranean tunnel complexes. They’re not the only potential adversaries to do so. On Thursday, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, announced a...