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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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Russia’s Foreign-Software Approval Service Helps Military Hackers: Report

July 16, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When international hardware and software vendors come to Russia seeking sales, they must open up their wares for inspection by the Federal Service for Technical and Export Control, or FSTEC, a Russian agency ostensibly set up to warn government and private-sector users about bugs and other vulnerabilities. But a new...

Russia’s Foreign-Software Approval Service Helps Military Hackers: Report

July 16, 2018 When international hardware and software vendors come to Russia seeking sales, they must open up their wares for inspection by the Federal Service for Technical and Export Control, or FSTEC, a Russian agency ostensibly set up to warn government and private-sector users about bugs and other vulnerabilities. But a new...

U.S. Plans ‘Continuous Evaluation’ of New and Existing Security Clearances

July 13, 2018 When the Pentagon starts handling all federal security clearances this fall, it will usher in a brand-new approach to figuring out who can be trusted with dangerous secrets. Whereas the Office of Personnel Management performed an initial background check on individuals who requested clearances, then reviewed its findings every five...

US Plans ‘Continuous Evaluation’ of New and Existing Security Clearances

July 12, 2018 When the Pentagon starts handling all federal security clearances this fall, it will usher in a brand-new approach to figuring out who can be trusted with dangerous secrets. Whereas the Office of Personnel Management performed an initial background check on individuals who requested clearances, then reviewed its findings every five...

China, Russia, and the U.S. Are All Building Centers for Military AI

July 12, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Russia and the United States are moving closer to opening their own centers for military-related research into artificial intelligence, as China did in the spring of last year. But the three governments have differing approaches. The U.S. Joint Artificial Intelligence Center aims to apply lessons from an Air Force pilot...

China, Russia, and the US Are All Building Centers for Military AI

July 11, 2018 Russia and the United States are moving closer to opening their own centers for military-related research into artificial intelligence, as China did in the spring of last year. But the three governments have differing approaches. The U.S. Joint Artificial Intelligence Center aims to apply lessons from an Air Force pilot...

Hacker Caught Selling Maintenance Manuals for Military Drones

July 11, 2018 Until last week, you could have purchased one of the U.S.military’s training manuals for the MQ-9 Reaper drone, along with a maintenance manual for the Abrams tank, a guide to defeating IEDs, and other sensitive materials, thanks to a hacker who put the stolen materials up for sale online. The...

Russian Special Forces Just Practiced Invading an Island Near Finland

July 11, 2018 A group of Russian special operations forces parachuted onto the island of Gogland in a Russian-controlled portion of the Gulf of Finland. They hid their parachutes, journeyed deep into the interior, and destroyed a series of mock communications stations, radars and ASM batteries. They then prepped a landing site for...

Hacker Caught Selling Maintenance Manuals for Military Drones

July 11, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Until last week, you could have purchased one of the U.S.military’s training manuals for the MQ-9 Reaper drone, along with a maintenance manual for the Abrams tank, a guide to defeating IEDs, and other sensitive materials, thanks to a hacker who put the stolen materials up for sale online. The...

Hacker Caught Selling Maintenance Manuals for Military Drones

July 10, 2018 Until last week, you could have purchased one of the U.S. military’s training manuals for the MQ-9 Reaper drone, along with a maintenance manual for the Abrams tank, a guide to defeating IEDs, and other sensitive materials, thanks to a hacker who put the stolen materials up for sale online....