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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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Pentagon Declares Strike Successful. Here’s A Look at What Went Into It

April 16, 2018 Saturday’s U.S.-French-British strike “overwhelmed” the Syrian air defenses and degraded the Assad regime’s chemical weapons capabilities, Pentagon leaders told reporters Saturday. Three facilities were targeted in the 4 a.m. strike, in which allied warships and -planes fired 105 weapons, including the first combat use of the Joint Air to Surface...

Pentagon Declares Strike Successful. Here’s A Look at What Went Into It

April 14, 2018 Saturday’s U.S.-French-British strike “overwhelmed” the Syrian air defenses and degraded the Assad regime’s chemical weapons capabilities, Pentagon leaders told reporters this morning. Three facilities were targeted in the 4 a.m. strike, in which allied warships and -planes fired 105 weapons, including the first combat use of the Joint Air to...

Google is Pursuing the Pentagon’s Giant Cloud Contract Quietly, Fearing An Employee Revolt

April 13, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Last August, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis made a journey to the West Coast and met with Google founder Sergey Brin and CEO Sundar Pichai. Over a half day of meetings, Google leaders described the company’s multi-year transition to cloud computing and how it was helping them develop into a...

Google is Pursuing the Pentagon’s Giant Cloud Contract Quietly, Fearing An Employee Revolt

April 12, 2018 Last August, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis made a journey to the West Coast and met with Google founder Sergey Brin and CEO Sundar Pichai. Over a half day of meetings, Google leaders described the company’s multi-year transition to cloud computing and how it was helping them develop into a...

This Pentagon Paper Explains Why the Trump Administration Is Reining In Tech Trade with China

April 9, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow China’s investment in sensitive U.S. technology has the Trump administration so worried that it imposed tariffs on Chinese tech goods on Tuesday, while lawmakers are looking for ways to bar similar future investments. Why now? One reason is a recent Pentagon white paper that warns about Beijing’s plans to appropriate...

This Pentagon Paper Explains Why the Trump Administration Is Reining In Tech Trade with China

April 6, 2018 China’s investment in sensitive U.S. technology has the Trump administration so worried that it imposed tariffs on Chinese tech goods on Tuesday, while lawmakers are looking for ways to bar similar future investments. Why now? One reason is a recent Pentagon white paper that warns about Beijing’s plans to appropriate...

After London, How Lasers Will Play a Role in Detecting Chemical Attacks Sooner

April 2, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The recent assassination attempt against a former Russian double-agent spy just outside of London shows that chemical weapons aren’t just a concern in war zones. They’re invading streets in major cities. Just in time, a new laser technique can detect even trace amounts of chemical weapons in the air long...

After London, How Lasers Will Play a Role in Detecting Chemical Attacks Sooner

April 2, 2018 The recent assassination attempt against a former Russian double-agent spy just outside of London shows that chemical weapons aren’t just a concern in war zones. They’re invading streets in major cities. Just in time, a new laser technique can detect even trace amounts of chemical weapons in the air long...

After London, How Lasers Will Play a Role in Detecting Chemical Attacks Sooner

March 30, 2018 The recent assassination attempt against a former Russian double-agent spy just outside of London shows that chemical weapons aren’t just a concern in war zones. They’re invading streets in major cities. Just in time, a new laser technique can detect even trace amounts of chemical weapons in the air long...

Russian Military Chief Lays Out the Kremlin’s High-Tech War Plans

March 29, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S. military isn’t alone in its plans to pour money into drones, ground robots, and artificially intelligent assistants for command and control. Russia, too, will be increasing investment in these areas, as well as space and information warfare, Russian Army Gen. Valery Gerasimov told members of the Russian Military...