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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. Navy Is Developing Mothership Drones for Coastal Defense

June 4, 2018 The U.S. Navy and researchers from Florida Atlantic University are developing robotic boats that can launch aerial and sub drones to protect U.S. coastal waters. "Our focus will be on developing a multi-vehicle system that can safely and reliably navigate coastal waters with a high level of autonomy while performing...

The US Navy Is Developing Mothership Drones for Coastal Defense

June 1, 2018 The U.S. Navy and researchers from Florida Atlantic University are developing robotic boats that can launch aerial and sub drones to protect U.S. coastal waters. "Our focus will be on developing a multi-vehicle system that can safely and reliably navigate coastal waters with a high level of autonomy while performing...

Special Operations Command Takes Aim At Enemies Hiding Files Inside Seized Electronics

May 31, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Terror groups are using new and better techniques to hide files and data in computers and phones, undermining the devices’ value as intelligence bonanzas. Special operators rely on data ripped from acquired phones and laptops their operations. ISIS, for example, rode its mastery of information technology to power and prominence,...

Special Operations Command Takes Aim At Enemies Hiding Files Inside Seized Electronics

May 30, 2018 Terror groups are using new and better techniques to hide files and data in computers and phones, undermining the devices’ value as intelligence bonanzas. Special operators rely on data ripped from acquired phones and laptops. ISIS, for example, rode its mastery of information technology to power and prominence, but found...

Special Operations Forces Are Changing Combat Medicine With Jury-Rigged Hospitals and Freeze-Dried Blood

May 27, 2018 Get shot or wounded within an hour of a hospital and your chances of survival are a lot better than if you were farther away. But for U.S. Special Operations Forces and their partners, “farther away” is where the fighting happens, sometimes hundreds of miles from the nearest friendly hospital....

Pentagon Is Speeding Up Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia, Other Allies

May 24, 2018 TAMPA, Florida — The Pentagon is speeding up U.S. weapons deliveries to allied militaries such as Saudi Arabia, Romania, Japan, and South Korea through new “pilot authorities” that change how it can design and execute contracts. “We have a whole variety of specific programs where we are focused on applying...

Pentagon Is Speeding Up Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia, Other Allies

May 23, 2018 TAMPA, Florida — The Pentagon is speeding up U.S. weapons deliveries to allied militaries such as Saudi Arabia, Romania, Japan, and South Korea through new “pilot authorities” that change how it can design and execute contracts. “We have a whole variety of specific programs where we are focused on applying...

Houthis ‘Softening,’ But UAE Minister Says Yemen Security Could Still Require Foreign Troops

May 21, 2018 BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — The Houthi rebellion in Yemen is “softening” under military pressure from the coalition of Saudi, United Arab Emirates, U.S. and others there, according to the UAE minister of state for foreign affairs. But the possibility of a prolonged coalition presence in Yemen after the rebellion ends is...

Is Telegram Secure? French Terror Arrest Raises New Questions About Messaging App

May 19, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Paris police have charged a French suspect with planning a terror attack, citing messages sent with the secure-messaging Telegram app. “We were able to detect them, detect this attack plan and were able to arrest them,” French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told BFM TV. He said two...

Is Telegram Secure? French Terror Arrest Raises New Questions About Messaging App

May 18, 2018 BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Paris police have charged a French suspect with planning a terror attack, citing messages sent with the secure-messaging Telegram app. "We were able to detect them, detect this attack plan and were able to arrest them," French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told BFM TV. He said two...