AUTHOR ARCHIVES

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.
Results 41-50 of 1311

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...

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

February 14, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow 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...

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

February 13, 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...

Former Air Force Intelligence Officer Charged with Spying for Iran

February 13, 2019 A former U.S. Air Force counterintelligence officer defected to Iran, disclosed classified information on secret operations, and provided valuable personal information on U.S. military personnel, according to a newly unsealed Department of Justice indictment. Justice officials said the Iranians used the information Monica Elfriede Witt gave them to target U.S....

China, Russia Building Attack Satellites and Space Lasers: Pentagon Report

February 12, 2019 China and Russia are developing lasers and a host of other anti-satellite weapons, according to a new Defense Intelligence Agency report that fleshes out concerns that Pentagon leaders have been highlighting for years. “Both states are developing jamming and cyberspace capabilities, directed energy weapons, on-orbit capabilities, and ground-based anti satellite...

Trump To Feds: Prioritize Artificial Intelligence Work

February 11, 2019 Federal agencies will be instructed to “prioritize AI investments” under an executive order to be signed by President Trump on Monday, a senior administration official told reporters Sunday. The order will launch the “American Artificial Intelligence Initiative,” which will push government agencies to spend more on AI research and development;...

Trump To Feds: Prioritize Artificial Intelligence Work

February 11, 2019 Federal agencies will be instructed to “prioritize AI investments” under an executive order to be signed by President Trump on Monday, a senior administration official told reporters Sunday. The order will launch the “American Artificial Intelligence Initiative,” which will push government agencies to spend more on AI research and development;...

The U.S. Military Is Chopping Up Its Iron Man Suit For Parts

February 8, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When Adm. William McRaven announced in May 2013 that the military would create a next-generation, bulletproof super suit for elite soldiers, the effort immediately became an object of hype, speculation, and skepticism. The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, or TALOS, project—more popularly known as Iron Man—sounded like it came from...

The U.S. Military Is Chopping Up Its Iron Man Suit For Parts

February 7, 2019 When Adm. William McRaven announced in May 2013 that the military would create a next-generation, bulletproof super suit for elite soldiers, the effort immediately became an object of hype, speculation, and skepticism. The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, or TALOS, project—more popularly known as Iron Man—sounded like it came from...

The US Military Is Chopping Up Its Iron Man Suit For Parts

February 7, 2019 When Adm. William McRaven announced in May 2013 that the military would create a next-generation, bulletproof super suit for elite soldiers, the effort immediately became an object of hype, speculation, and skepticism. The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, or TALOS, project — more popularly known as Iron Man — sounded...