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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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Drone Pilot Psychologist Says They Need a Vacation From War

June 19, 2015 CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada — “Doc,” one of America’s few practicing psychologists with top-secret clearance, spends his days talking to drone pilots. For security reasons, the Defense Department asked Defense One and other reporters not to refer to him by name. Doc is tall, slender, patient, and speaks with...

America’s Drone Pilot Shrink Says They Need a Vacation From War

June 18, 2015 CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada — “Doc,” one of America’s few practicing psychologists with top-secret clearance, spends his days talking to drone pilots. For security reasons, the Defense Department asked Defense One and other reporters not to refer to him by name. Doc is tall, slender, patient, and speaks with...

What The Pentagon Has To Do To Recruit Silicon Valley’s Nerds

June 17, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Last week, Sen. John McCain took to WIRED to explain how various provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act, orNDAA, would help bring young tech minds to bear on the military’s various problems. “By removing barriers to new entrants into the defense market. By adopting commercial buying practices,” by adding...

What The Pentagon Has To Do To Recruit Silicon Valley's Nerds

June 17, 2015 Last week, Sen. John McCain took to WIRED to explain how various provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, would help bring young tech minds to bear on the military’s various problems. “By removing barriers to new entrants into the defense market. By adopting commercial buying practices,” by...

OPM Breach Just Put America’s Spies ‘At High Risk’

June 12, 2015 Standard Form 86 — SF86 for short — is where current and prospective members of the intelligence community put the various bits of information the bureaucracy requires of them: Social Security numbers, names of family members, countries visited and why, etc. If hackers have gotten away with those records, as...

How Wi-Fi Will Power Tomorrow’s Battle Gear

June 12, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Dismounted soldiers and Marines often carry upwards of 100 pounds of gear, much of it power-hungry radios and night-vision goggles and sensors (like these tiny drones). Each requires batteries and extra batteries — and that makes the prospect of delivering electricity over a Wi-Fi signal very attractive indeed. Last week,...

How Wi-Fi Will Power Tomorrow's Battle Gear

June 11, 2015 Dismounted soldiers and Marines often carry upwards of 100 pounds of gear, much of it power-hungry radios and night-vision goggles and sensors (like these tiny drones ). Each requires batteries and extra batteries — and that makes the prospect of delivering electricity over a Wi-Fi signal very attractive indeed. Last...

How OPM Can Find Its Missing Data on the Dark Web

June 10, 2015 The data breach announced last week—more than 4 million federal employee records stolen from the Office of Personnel Management, allegedly by hackers linked to the Chinese government—was “the most significant” theft of government data ever, according to the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. But experts say it’s not...

How OPM Can Find Its Missing Data on the Dark Web

June 9, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The data breach announced last week — more than 4 million federal employee health records stolen from the Office of Personnel Management, or OPM, allegedly by hackers linked to the Chinese government — was “the most significant” theft of government data ever, according to the chairman of the House Homeland...

How OPM Can Find Its Missing Data on the Dark Web

June 9, 2015 The data breach announced last week — more than 4 million federal employee records stolen from the Office of Personnel Management, or OPM, allegedly by hackers linked to the Chinese government — was “the most significant” theft of government data ever, according to the chairman of the House Homeland Security...