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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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Top Nuke General: Russia Is Exploiting Gaps In Key Arms-Control Treaty

February 27, 2019 In the loving, grieving tones you might use at the deathbed of a dear friend, the commander of U.S. nuclear forces conveyed at once the importance of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty and its current state of peril. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, who leads U.S. Strategic Command, was...

Top Nuke General: Russia Is Exploiting Gaps In Key Arms-Control Treaty

February 26, 2019 In the loving, grieving tones you might use at the deathbed of a dear friend, the commander of U.S. nuclear forces conveyed at once the importance of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty and its current state of peril. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, who leads U.S. Strategic Command, was...

India bombs militants in Pakistan; ‘War fund’ set to balloon; Army’s 5-year spending plan; Beijing’s big-brother tech; And a bit more.

February 26, 2019 “Retaliation theater” near the Indo-Pakistan border. India and Pakistan-watchers are on edge after Indian airstrikes on militants across India’s border in Pakistan. This morning Reuters reports New Delhi citizens are celebrating the strikes — framed as retaliation for militants who bombed an Indian police convoy almost two weeks ago. That...

Pentagon Wants Satellites That Can Dodge Incoming Fire

February 25, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In the event of a shootout in space, the Defense Department is working to create satellite constellations that can dodge missiles or even satellite-based weapons, according to U.S. Air Force officials. “We have to give our mission systems an opportunity to participate in their own defense, give them a fighting...

Pentagon Wants Satellites That Can Dodge Incoming Fire

February 22, 2019 In the event of a shootout in space, the Defense Department is working to create satellite constellations that can dodge missiles or even satellite-based weapons, according to U.S. Air Force officials. “We have to give our mission systems an opportunity to participate in their own defense, give them a fighting...

Russian Attacks Hit US-European Think Tank Emails, Says Microsoft

February 21, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Microsoft has detected a new hacking campaign aimed at European think tanks doing work on election integrity in Europe. “At Microsoft, we’ve seen recent activity targeting democratic institutions in Europe as part of the work our Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) and Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) carry out every day to...

Russian Attacks Hit US-European Think Tank Emails, Says Microsoft

February 20, 2019 Microsoft has detected a new hacking campaign aimed at European think tanks doing work on election integrity in Europe. “At Microsoft, we’ve seen recent activity targeting democratic institutions in Europe as part of the work our Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) and Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) carry out every day to...

You Have 19 Minutes to React If the Russians Hack Your Network

February 20, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Nineteen minutes. That’s how long the average victim of a Russian state-sponsored hacking group has to react before the initial penetration of a network becomes wider access, theft, and destruction, according to data published Monday by computer security company CrowdStrike. For comparison, the second-fastest groups were North Koreans, who needed...

You Have 19 Minutes to React If the Russians Hack Your Network

February 19, 2019 Nineteen minutes. That’s how long the average victim of a Russian state-sponsored hacking group has to react before the initial penetration of a network becomes wider access, theft, and destruction, according to data published today by computer security company CrowdStrike. By comparison, the second-fastest groups were North Koreans, who needed...

There’s a Big Obstacle to the Pentagon’s New Strategy to Speed AI to Troops

February 14, 2019 The Pentagon’s new artificial-intelligence strategy, released on Tuesday, aims to get AI out of research labs and into the hands of troops and employees across the Defense Department. But truly transforming the Defense Department into an “AI First” institution will require help from tech companies—and the military to rethink its...