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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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The Military Race for Space Will Turn on the Ability to Choose Commercial Services

March 14, 2018 The Pentagon’s drive to better harness orbital capabilities for missile defense, desert firefights, and everything in between is running “headlong into an acquisition process that doesn’t allow you to get there until the late 2020s,” retired Gen. Robert Kehler, a former commander of U.S. Strategic Command, told lawmakers Wednesday. Current...

If War Comes, Russia Could Disconnect from the Internet. Yes, the Entire Country

March 12, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A two-year-old effort to allow the Russian military to rely solely on internal networks during wartime has apparently blossomed into support for a digitally isolated government and civil society as well, a top advisor to Vladimir Putin said this week. “Technically, we are ready for any action now,” Herman Klimenko...

If War Comes, Russia Could Disconnect from the Internet. Yes, the Entire Country

March 9, 2018 A two-year-old effort to allow the Russian military to rely solely on internal networks during wartime has apparently blossomed into support for a digitally isolated government and civil society as well, a top advisor to Vladimir Putin said this week. “Technically, we are ready for any action now,” Herman Klimenko...

Russia Will Challenge U.S. Military Superiority in Europe by 2025: U.S. General

March 9, 2018 The Russian military may surpass U.S. military capability in Europe by 2025, Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, head of U.S. European Command, told lawmakers on Thursday. He emphasized that keeping up EUCOM’s modernization was key to keeping up and maintaining superiority. “Given their modernization, the pace that it’s on … we...

Russia Will Challenge US Military Superiority in Europe by 2025: US General

March 8, 2018 The Russian military may surpass U.S. military capability in Europe by 2025, Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, head of U.S. European Command, told lawmakers on Thursday. He emphasized that keeping up EUCOM’s modernization was key to keeping up and maintaining superiority. “Given their modernization, the pace that it’s on … we...

On Offer: An Integrated Dashboard for Cyber Warfare

March 6, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Called “Henosis,” from the Greek word for unity, Lockheed Martin’s new digital dashboard is meant to give commanders a single interface to organize cyber defense and offense in real time against land, sea, air, and space targets. Henosis is Lockheed’s bid for the Air Force’s Unified Platform competition, for which...

On Offer: An Integrated Dashboard for Cyber Warfare

March 5, 2018 Called “Henosis,” from the Greek word for unity, Lockheed Martin’s new digital dashboard is meant to give commanders a single interface to organize cyber defense and offense in real time against land, sea, air, and space targets. Henosis is Lockheed’s bid for the Air Force’s Unified Platform competition, for which...

The U.S. is Accelerating Development of Its Own 'Invincible' Hypersonic Weapons

March 2, 2018 Last spring, representatives from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, came to the office of then-Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work and laid out some hard truths about U.S. development of hypersonic weapons — the ones meant to travel more than five times faster than sound. The message...

The U.S. is Accelerating Development of Its Own ‘Invincible’ Hypersonic Weapons

March 2, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Last spring, representatives from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, came to the office of then-Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work and laid out some hard truths about U.S. development of hypersonic weapons — the ones meant to travel more than five times faster than sound. The message...

The US is Accelerating Development of Its Own 'Invincible' Hypersonic Weapons

March 2, 2018 Last spring, representatives from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, came to the office of then-Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work and laid out some hard truths about U.S. development of hypersonic weapons — the ones meant to travel more than five times faster than sound. The message...