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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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As Arctic Warms, U.S. Navy Considering Summer Transit, Bering Sea Port

January 9, 2019 In October 2017, not long after Richard Spencer became U.S. Navy Secretary, he visited Iceland to learn how Russia was asserting dominance in a warming Arctic landscape. “There was Russia, lighting up five Cold War runways with 10,000 Spetsnaz for ‘search and rescue,’” he said, referring to an exercise that...

As The Arctic Warms, US Navy Considering Summer Transit, Bering Sea Port

January 8, 2019 In October 2017, not long after Richard Spencer became U.S. Navy Secretary, he visited Iceland to learn how Russia was asserting dominance in a warming Arctic landscape. “There was Russia, lighting up five Cold War runways with 10,000 Spetsnaz for ‘search and rescue,’” he said, referring to an exercise that...

Pentagon Seeks a List of Ethical Principles for Using AI in War

January 7, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow U.S. defense officials have asked the Defense Innovation Board for a set of ethical principles in the use of artificial intelligence in warfare. The principles are intended to guide a military whose interest in AI is accelerating — witness the new Joint Artificial Intelligence Center — and to reassure potential...

Pentagon Seeks a List of Ethical Principles for Using AI in War

January 5, 2019 U.S. defense officials have asked the Defense Innovation Board for a set of ethical principles in the use of artificial intelligence in warfare. The principles are intended to guide a military whose interest in AI is accelerating — witness the new Joint Artificial Intelligence Center — and to reassure potential...

Pentagon Seeks a List of Ethical Principles for Using AI in War

January 4, 2019 U.S. defense officials have asked the Defense Innovation Board for a set of ethical principles in the use of artificial intelligence in warfare. The principles are intended to guide a military whose interest in AI is accelerating — witness the new Joint Artificial Intelligence Center — and to reassure potential...

Vladimir Putin’s Busy, Bloody, and Expensive 2019

December 28, 2018 Imagine, for a moment, that the future of global political power is a zero-sum contest, one in which you—the wealthy, self-elected head of a heavily armed petroleum state—are competing against the United States. Every place Washington loses clout, you gain. Now imagine that your competitor appears to be relenting as...

DOJ Hits Chinese Hackers For Attacking U.S. Navy, Agencies, Companies

December 20, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Two Chinese nationals conducted a massive, multi-year effort to steal information from U.S. companies, government outfits — even Navy personnel according to the Justice Department, working with the United Kingdom. The new indictments, released by Justice offcials Thursday, are the latest sign that Chinese cyber espionage activity is on the...

Justice Hits Chinese Hackers For Attacking U.S. Navy, Agencies, Companies

December 20, 2018 Two Chinese nationals conducted a massive, multi-year effort to steal information from U.S. companies, government outfits — even Navy personnel according to the Department of Justice, working with the United Kingdom. The new indictments, released by DOJ offcials Thursday, are the latest sign that Chinese cyber espionage activity is on...

DOJ Hits Chinese Hackers For Attacking U.S. Navy, Agencies, Companies

December 20, 2018 Two Chinese nationals conducted a massive, multi-year effort to steal information from U.S. companies, government outfits — even Navy personnel according to the Department of Justice, working with the United Kingdom. The new indictments, released by DOJ offcials Thursday, are the latest sign that Chinese cyber espionage activity is on...

Russia Claims To Be On Track to Deploy a Maneuverable ICBM Next Year

December 18, 2018 Russia’s new Avangard intercontinental ballistic missile will be ready for deployment as soon as 2019, Russian state media outlet TASS reports. Strategic Missile Force Commander Colonel-General Sergei Karakayev said the highly maneuverable ICBM, which was first tested in 2004, will be ready for combat duty next year. Russian President Vladimir...