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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 U.S. Military Is Creating the Future of Employee Monitoring

March 26, 2019 The U.S. military has the hardest job in human resources: evaluating hundreds of thousands of people for their ability to protect the nation’s secrets. Central to that task is a question at the heart of all labor relations: how do you know when to extend trust or take it away?...

The US Military Is Creating the Future of Employee Monitoring

March 26, 2019 The U.S. military has the hardest job in human resources: evaluating hundreds of thousands of people for their ability to protect the nation’s secrets. Central to that task is a question at the heart of all labor relations: how do you know when to extend trust or take it away?...

Pentagon Wants to Test A Space-Based Weapon in 2023

March 15, 2019 Defense officials want to test a neutral particle-beam in orbit in fiscal 2023 as part of a ramped-up effort to explore various types of space-based weaponry. They’ve asked for $304 million in the 2020 budget to develop such beams, more powerful lasers, and other new tech for next-generation missile defense....

Pentagon Wants to Test A Space-Based Weapon in 2023

March 14, 2019 Defense officials want to test a neutral particle-beam in orbit in fiscal 2023 as part of a ramped-up effort to explore various types of space-based weaponry. They’ve asked for $304 million in the 2020 budget to develop such beams, more powerful lasers, and other new tech for next-generation missile defense....

2020 Budget Request Reveals Slow Shift Toward Great Power War

March 12, 2019 If there’s been one theme at the Pentagon since Donald Trump became president, it’s a desire to move fast, particularly when it comes to buying new weapons. The changes are necessary, officials argue, to keep pace with Russia and China, the two countries singled out as “great power” competitors in...

New New START a Nonstarter: Russian Ambassador

March 12, 2019 Russia is uninterested in broadening the New START treaty to cover new weapons, the country’s ambassador to the United States said Monday. That’s a blow to the last remaining major arms control agreement between the two original nuclear powers. The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or START, which expires in...

Researcher: The West Isn’t Ready for the Coming Wave of Chinese Misinformation

March 8, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow SAN FRANCISCO—China’s offensive social-media operations are a sleeping giant, different from Russia’s in ways that Western social-media firms are unprepared to counter, a new report says. The report, unveiled on Wednesday by cybersecurity research firm Recorded Future, compares Russian and Chinese disinformation operations. Up to 18 percent of social media...

The West Isn’t Ready for the Coming Wave of Chinese Misinformation: Report

March 7, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO -- China’s offensive social-media operations are a sleeping giant, different from Russia’s in ways that Western social-media firms are unprepared to counter, a new report says. The report, unveiled on Wednesday by cyber security research firm Recorded Future, compares Russian and Chinese disinformation operations. Up to 18 percent...

NSA-Cyber Command Chief Recommends No Split Until 2020: Sources

March 7, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow SAN FRANCISCO — The commander of the nation’s top military cybersecurity organizations, the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, has recommended they split from each other next year, Defense One has confirmed. That’s another delay for an organizational change first planned for in 2016 and since slowed to allow...

NSA-Cyber Command Chief Recommends No Split Until 2020: Sources

March 7, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — The commander of the nation’s top military cybersecurity organizations, the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, has recommended they split from each other next year, Defense One has confirmed. That’s another delay for an organizational change first planned for in 2016 and since slowed to allow...