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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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10 Ways to Make the Internet Safe from Cyber Attacks

August 7, 2014 LAS VEGAS -- A single well-designed cyber weapon could “take down the entire Internet,” according to Dan Geer, chief information security officer for In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital company. Geer took to the stage at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference on Wednesday not simply to highlight growing cyber-vulnerabilities to the...

Here's the App That's Hunting Down Terrorist Bomb-Makers

August 6, 2014 It’s a foggy morning in Manchester, England, when a bomb goes off at popular tourist center. Reporters, medics, and police shoot to the scene. The journalists begin doing what they do, describe what they see in front of them. The police begin taking witness testimony. The medics save lives. At...

There’s Really No Way To Screen for Ebola at Airports

August 1, 2014 The Centers for Disease Control confirmed on Tuesday that the first case of Ebola has been confirmed in the United States. In July, the Nigerian government announced that they had started screening passengers at international airports for signs of Ebola after a passenger showed up in Lagos suffering from the...

How ‘Game of Thrones’ Will Predict the Next Bin Laden

July 29, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow How do you predict the terror leader of the future? In sort of the same way you can predict what happens next on Game of Thrones: applied statistics. A research team from the University of Maryland has devised a system to predict the top three players (out of hundreds) most...

How 'Game of Thrones' Will Predict the Next Bin Laden

July 29, 2014 How do you predict the terror leader of the future? In sort of the same way you can predict what happens next on Game of Thrones, applied statistics. A research team from the University of Maryland has devised a system to predict the top three players (out of hundreds) most...

The CIA Fears the Internet of Things

July 28, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The major themes defining geo-security for the coming decades were explored at a forum on “The Future of Warfare” at the Aspen Security Forum on Thursday, moderated by Defense One Executive Editor Kevin Baron. Dawn Meyerriecks, the deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency’s directorate of science and technology, said...

The CIA Fears the Internet of Things

July 24, 2014 The major themes defining geo-security for the coming decades were explored at a forum on “The Future of Warfare” at the Aspen Security Forum on Thursday, moderated by Defense One Executive Editor Kevin Baron. Dawn Meyerriecks, the deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency’s directorate of science and technology, said...

America's Top Threats in Space Are Lasers and Nukes

July 24, 2014 The U.S. thought it won the space race long ago, but no victory lasts forever. On Tuesday, Gen. William Shelton, the commander of Air Force Space Command, speaking at the Atlantic Council, said that U.S. dominance in space will be confronted by some real threats in the years ahead. When...

How Technology Is Unraveling the Clues of Flight MH17

July 22, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Over the weekend, the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 tragedy turned into a “Law and Order” episode on the international stage with Secretary of State John Kerry appearing on Fox News and other outlets to make a systemic case against Russia, prompting Fox News interviewer Chris Wallace to observe that Kerry...

How Technology Is Unraveling the Clues of Flight MH17

July 21, 2014 Over the weekend, the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 tragedy turned into a “Law and Order” episode on the international stage with Secretary of State John Kerry appearing on Fox News and other outlets to make a systemic case against Russia, prompting Fox News interviewer Chris Wallace to observe that Kerry...