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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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All Those Mueller Report Redactions Mean the U.S. is Still Investigating Moscow's Online Meddling in 2016

April 19, 2019 We still don’t know the full extent of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, and judging from the extensive redactions to the Mueller report made public today neither does the Department of Justice. After months of anticipation, the world today was shown pages and pages of heavy redactions that point...

All Those Mueller Report Redactions Mean the US is Still Investigating Moscow's Online Meddling in 2016

April 18, 2019 We still don’t know the full extent of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, and judging from the extensive redactions to the Mueller report made public today neither does the Department of Justice. After months of anticipation, the world today was shown pages and pages of heavy redactions that point...

Air Force Creates CTO Role to Oversee Next-Gen Weaponry

April 18, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Taking a page from Silicon Valley, the Air Force has set up a new way to fund science and technology in the areas it sees as most important to the race with China and Russia. To lead the effort the military service branch will create a new chief technology officer...

Air Force to Begin Shifting Research Funds to These Kinds of Next-Gen Weapons

April 17, 2019 Taking a page from Silicon Valley, the Air Force has set up a new way to fund science and technology in the areas it sees as most important to the race with China and Russia. To lead the effort the military service branch will create a new chief technology officer...

How the World is Beginning to Address Risks from China’s 5G

April 17, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Much of the Western intelligence debate around Chinese high-speed 5G technology has focused on hardware and software. Once the hardware is already out in the wild — which most think is inevitable — the future of the fight is in managing risk. It’s doable, if not yet widely advertised, according...

A New Consensus Is Emerging On How to Handle The Risk from China’s 5G

April 16, 2019 Much of the Western intelligence debate around Chinese high-speed 5G technology has focused on hardware and software. Once the hardware is already out in the wild — which most think is inevitable — the future of the fight is in managing risk. It’s doable, if not yet widely advertised, according...

The Pentagon Is Killing a Key Independent-Research Program

April 12, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Since 1959, a little-known program named for a mythical Greek hero has allowed the Defense Department and other agencies to commission independent academics to do a wide variety of scientific and technical studies. Work produced under this JASON program has often had a quiet-yet-outsized impact: in 1995, for example, one...

The Pentagon Is Killing a Key Independent-Research Program

April 11, 2019 Since 1959, a little-known program named for a mythical Greek hero has allowed the Defense Department and other agencies to commission independent academics to do a wide variety of scientific and technical studies. Work produced under this JASON program has often had a quiet-yet-outsized impact: in 1995, for example, one...

The Pentagon Is Killing a Key Independent-Research Program

April 11, 2019 Since 1959, a little-known program named for a mythical Greek hero has allowed the Defense Department and other agencies to commission independent academics to do a wide variety of scientific and technical studies. Work produced under this JASON program has often had a quiet-yet-outsized impact: in 1995, for example, one...

The U.S. Army Wants AI to Read Soldiers’ Minds

April 9, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In World War II, the Allies had a big problem. Germany’s new bombers moved too quickly for the anti-aircraft methods of the previous war, in which soldiers used range tables and hand calculations to line up their guns. Mathematician Norbert Wiener had a theory: the only way to defeat the...