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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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White House Threatens ‘Consequences’ for 2017 Russian Cyberattack

February 16, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House has promised unspecified “international consequences” for a June 2017 Russian military cyberattack against Ukraine that went on to infect networks and computers around the world. When asked what “consequences” meant and whether the attack had affected U.S. government or financial interests beyond what had been previously reported,...

White House Threatens ‘Consequences’ for 2017 Russian Cyber Attack

February 15, 2018 The White House has promised unspecified “international consequences” for a June 2017 Russian military cyber attack against Ukraine that went on to infect networks and computers around the world. When asked what “consequences” meant and whether the attack had affected U.S. government or financial interests beyond what had been previously...

Here’s What Invisible Brain Weapons Did to US Diplomatic Workers in Cuba

February 15, 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....

The U.S. Air Force Is Giving Its Anti-Drone Efforts a Silicon Valley Twist

February 15, 2018 Weaponized off-the-shelf drones are a growing problem for U.S. troops, in part because commercial tech moves faster than the Pentagon programs that aim to counter it. So four U.S. Air Force captains took a novel approach to the problem. Working under AFWERX, the Air Force’s new tech innovation program,they partnered...

The U.S. Air Force Is Giving Its Anti-Drone Efforts a Silicon Valley Twist

February 15, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Weaponized off-the-shelf drones are a growing problem for U.S. troops, in part because commercial tech moves faster than the Pentagon programs that aim to counter it. So four U.S. Air Force captains took a novel approach to the problem. Working under AFWERX, the Air Force’s new tech innovation program,they partnered...

The US Air Force Is Giving Its Anti-Drone Efforts a Silicon Valley Twist

February 14, 2018 Weaponized off-the-shelf drones are a growing problem for U.S. troops, in part because commercial tech moves faster than the Pentagon programs that aim to counter it. So four U.S. Air Force captains took a novel approach to the problem. Working under AFWERX, the Air Force’s new tech innovation program,they partnered...

Trump Has Never Asked Us to Stop Russian Election Meddling, Intelligence Chiefs Testify

February 14, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Kremlin-led influence operations targeting the U.S.electorate will continue into the 2018 midterms, U.S. intelligence community heads testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. But lawmakers and intelligence heads can’t seem to agree on what to do about the attack they all see coming. Russia’s election meddling occupied a...

Pentagon Requesting $66M For Laser Drones to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles

February 13, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow One of the smaller line items in the Missile Defense Agency’s $9.9 billion budget request for 2019 is also one of the most interesting: $66 million to keep developing a laser that can be mounted on a drone and used to destroy enemy missiles on the launch pad — or...

Trump Has Not Asked Us To Stop Russian Election Meddling, Intelligence Chiefs Testify

February 13, 2018 The Kremlin-led influence operations targeting the U.S. electorate will continue into the 2018 midterms, U.S. intelligence community heads testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. But lawmakers and intelligence heads can’t seem to agree on what to do about the attack they all see coming. Russia’s election meddling occupied...

Pentagon Requesting $66M For Laser Drones to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles

February 12, 2018 One of the smaller line items in the Missile Defense Agency’s $9.9 billion budget request for 2019 is also one of the most interesting: $66 million to keep developing a laser that can be mounted on a drone and used to destroy enemy missiles on the launch pad — or...