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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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US Military Blimp Down Over Pennsylvania

October 28, 2015 UPDATE: NORAD has confirmed the JLENS is down and deflating in Moreland Township, Pennsylvania. A 240-foot U.S. Army blimp has broken loose from its moorings at Aberdeen Proving Grounds and is drifting northeast above the fall foliage of Pennsylvania. The Air Force has scrambled two F-16s from the Atlantic City...

US Military Blimp Down Over Pennsylvania

October 28, 2015 UPDATE: NORAD has confirmed the JLENS is down and deflating in Moreland Township, Pennsylvania. A 240-foot U.S. Army blimp broke loose from its moorings at Aberdeen Proving Grounds and drifted northeast above the fall foliage of Pennsylvania on October 28th, knocking down power lines and leaving hundreds briefly without power....

Navy Plans To Deploy A Submarine Drone Squadron By 2020

October 28, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S. Navy plans to deploy a squadron of underwater drones within the next four years, including the Large Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle, or LDUUV, a 10-foot, highly autonomous, and very, very yellow subdrone, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said today. It’s not yet clear just what missions will be performed...

Navy Plans To Deploy A Submarine Drone Squadron By 2020

October 27, 2015 The U.S. Navy plans to deploy a squadron of underwater drones within the next four years, including the Large Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle, or LDUUV, a 10-foot, highly autonomous, and very, very yellow subdrone, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said today. It’s not yet clear just what missions will be performed...

Meet the Army General Now in Charge of the ISIS War

October 26, 2015 The U.S. military has a new top commander for the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, and the region is about to get a new special operations commander. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter last month quietly put Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland in charge of the coalition fighting...

The New Tinfoil Hat? NSA-Proof Wallpaper

October 25, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Your next tinfoil hat will won’t be made of tinfoil. A small company called Conductive Composites out of Utah has developed a flexible material — thin and tough enough for wallpaper or woven fabric — that can keep electronic emissions in and electromagnetic pulses out. There are a few ways...

Meet the New Army General in Charge of the ISIS War

October 23, 2015 The U.S. military has a new top commander for the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, and the region is about to get a new special operations commander. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter last month quietly put Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland in charge of the coalition fighting...

Pentagon: We Need More People Tweeting to Combat ISIS Online

October 23, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow To change the minds of more than 16 million Muslims who could support the Islamic State, almost entirely via social media, the U.S. State Department has a counter propaganda team of just about 20 people, according to a senior Pentagon official. Translation: the U.S. is not doing enough to out-tweet...

Defense: State Department Doesn’t Have Enough People Tweeting At ISIS

October 23, 2015 To change the minds of more than 16 million Muslims who could support the Islamic State, almost entirely via social media, the U.S. State Department has a counter propaganda team of just about 20 people, according to a senior Pentagon official. Translation: the U.S. is not doing enough to out-tweet...

A New Material Promises NSA-Proof Wallpaper

October 23, 2015 Your next tinfoil hat will won’t be made of tinfoil. A small company called Conductive Composites out of Utah has developed a flexible material — thin and tough enough for wallpaper or woven fabric — that can keep electronic emissions in and electromagnetic pulses out. There are a few ways...