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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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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...

Policy and Will, Not Cyber Weapons, Are Missing in Action Against Russian Information Attacks

February 27, 2018 Adm. Michael Rogers took charge of the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command in 2014, when the nation’s eavesdropping agency was accused of being too intrusive in the aftermath of the Snowden scandal. Now, as he prepares to step down, legislators are demanding to know why the NSA, and the broader...

Russia Claims It Now Has Lasers To Shoot Satellites

February 26, 2018 Russian defense companies have created a plane-mounted laser that can hit satellites — at least according to an anonymous source quoted by Russian news agency Interfax. On Saturday, an Interfax report cited the source as saying that weapons maker Almaz-Antey has “completed work on the anti-satellite complex," which includes the...

US Announces New Sanctions Against Smugglers Who Bring Fuel to North Korea

February 23, 2018 The U.S. government will impose sanctions on 27 international shipping companies that have helped the North Korean regime smuggle coal and oil into the country, senior administration officials told reporters on Friday. The sanctions also specifically target 28 vessels and one person. The officials called it “the largest-ever sanction tranche”...

North Korea Is Upping Its Offensive Cyber Operations

February 22, 2018 North Korean offensive cyber activity — everything from spying on journalists to cryptocurrency heists — has been trending up, cybersecurity researchers say. On Tuesday, network security researchers FireEye put out a report revealing a new hacker group called Reaper or APT37. Calling them “the overlooked North Korean actor,” the report...

North Korea Is Upping Its Offensive Cyber Operations

February 22, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow North Korean offensive cyber activity — everything from spying on journalists to cryptocurrency heists — has been trending up, cybersecurity researchers say. On Tuesday, network security researchers FireEye put out areport revealing a new hacker group called Reaper or APT37. Calling them “the overlooked North Korean actor,” the report says...

North Korea Is Upping Its Offensive Cyber Operations

February 21, 2018 North Korean offensive cyber activity — everything from spying on journalists to cryptocurrency heists — has been trending up, cybersecurity researchers say. On Tuesday, network security researchers FireEye put out a report revealing a new hacker group called Reaper or APT37. Calling them “the overlooked North Korean actor,” the report...

How to Inoculate the Public Against Fake News

February 20, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Friday’s indictment of 13 Russians on charges of attempting to defraud the public and influence the U.S. presidential election shows that that the United States remains vulnerable to what the indictment calls “information warfare” but what others call simply fake news. A new research paper released Monday from two Cambridge...

How to Inoculate the Public Against Fake News

February 19, 2018 Friday’s indictment of 13 Russians on charges of attempting to defraud the public and influence the U.S. presidential election shows that that the United States remains vulnerable to what the indictment calls “information warfare” but what others call simply fake news. A new research paper released Monday from two Cambridge...

Here’s What Invisible Brain Weapons Did to U.S. Diplomatic Workers in Cuba

February 16, 2018 The long-awaited report about the mysterious attack on U.S. diplomatic workers in Cuba sheds no light on the culprits or their motivation. Rather, in dry medical language, the University of Pennsylvania researchers describe the persistent and crippling effects of weapons that target the brain — and foreshadow a terrifying future....