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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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China’s Moon Missions Could Threaten U.S. Satellites: Pentagon

October 17, 2018 China's lunar probes may one day threaten critical U.S. satellites, said one of the military’s top experts on space threats. “We’ve seen [reports] in open press…that say the Chinese have a relay satellite flying around…the flipside of the moon. That’s very telling to us,” Jeff Gossel, the senior intelligence engineer...

China’s Moon Missions Could Threaten US Satellites: Pentagon

October 16, 2018 China's lunar probes may one day threaten critical U.S. satellites, said one of the military’s top experts on space threats. “We’ve seen [reports] in open press…that say the Chinese have a relay satellite flying around…the flipside of the moon. That’s very telling to us,” Jeff Gossel, the senior intelligence engineer...

DHS Downplays Report That Data Thieves Are Selling Millions of Voters’ Data

October 16, 2018 Various data on up to 35 million U.S. voters as many as 19 states is for sale online, according to a new report from a pair of cyber security research firms. But the Department of Homeland Security says that’s nothing new: much of the data is either public or available...

DHS Downplays Report That Data Thieves Are Selling Millions of Voters’ Data

October 16, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Various data on up to 35 million U.S. voters as many as 19 states is for sale online, according to a new report from a pair of cyber security research firms. But the Department of Homeland Security says that’s nothing new: much of the data is either public or available...

DHS Downplays Report That Data Thieves Are Selling Millions of Voters’ Data

October 15, 2018 Various data on up to 35 million U.S. voters as many as 19 states is for sale online, according to a new report from a pair of cyber security research firms. But the Department of Homeland Security says that’s nothing new: much of the data is either public or available...

Ukrainian Armed-Drone Makers Sprint Ahead as Russian Effort Hits Snag

October 12, 2018 Russia and Ukraine are engaged in more than a protracted conflict; they’re also racing to field next-generation aerial and ground robots. While the former has a lot more money and technical experts to throw at the problem, recent events suggest that the latter is closing the gap. This week, Ukrainian...

Defense Intel Chief Worried About Chinese ‘Integration of Human and Machines’

October 11, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S. military’s top intelligence officer is increasingly worried about China’s research into “human performance enhancement,” including efforts to merge human and machine intelligence. It’s a “key area” of disruptive technology that will affect national security, Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, or DIA, told...

Scientists: Pentagon’s Plant-Virus Research Could Endanger World’s Food Supply

October 11, 2018 European geneticists and legal scholars last week accused the U.S. military of funding research that could help adversaries develop biological weapons. But Defense Department officials say their work is necessary to protect crops, and is proceeding with appropriate safeguards and oversight. The controversial two-year-old program, called Insect Allies, seeks “plant...

Scientists: Pentagon’s Plant-Virus Research Could Endanger World’s Food Supply

October 10, 2018 European geneticists and legal scholars last week accused the U.S. military of funding research that could help adversaries develop biological weapons. But Defense Department officials say their work is necessary to protect crops, and is proceeding with appropriate safeguards and oversight. The controversial two-year-old program, called Insect Allies, seeks “plant...

Defense Intel Chief Worried About Chinese ‘Integration of Human and Machines’

October 10, 2018 The U.S. military’s top intelligence officer is increasingly worried about China’s research into “human performance enhancement,” including efforts to merge human and machine intelligence. It’s a “key area” of disruptive technology that will affect national security, Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, or DIA, told...