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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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For Years, the Pentagon Hooked Everything to the Internet. Now, It’s a ‘Big, Big Problem’

October 2, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Once upon a time, very smart people in the Pentagon believed that connecting sensitive networks, expensive equipment, and powerful weapons to the open Internet was a swell idea. This ubiquitous connectivity among devices and objects — what we now call the Internet of Things — would allow them to collect...

Meet the Man Reinventing CIA for the Big Data Era

October 1, 2015 The CIA will stand up its new Directorate for Digital Innovation on Thursday. It's the first directorate the agency has added since 1963 and the biggest change to America’s key spy service since before the moon landing. The new office will look beyond the spycraft of today to the very...

The Pentagon Used to Hook Everything To The Internet. Now It’s a ‘Big Problem’

September 30, 2015 Once upon a time, very smart people in the Pentagon believed that connecting sensitive networks, expensive equipment, and powerful weapons to the open Internet was a swell idea. This ubiquitous connectivity among devices and objects — what we now call the Internet of Things — would allow them to collect...

For Years, the Pentagon Hooked Everything To The Internet. Now It’s a ‘Big, Big Problem’

September 29, 2015 Once upon a time, very smart people in the Pentagon believed that connecting sensitive networks, expensive equipment, and powerful weapons to the open Internet was a swell idea. This ubiquitous connectivity among devices and objects — what we now call the Internet of Things — would allow them to collect...

Pentagon Scrambling to Know What U.S. Secrets Iraq Tells Russia

September 29, 2015 Pentagon officials do not know what secrets the Iraqi government may be telling Moscow, after Iraqi leaders unexpectedly entered into an intelligence-sharing agreement with Russia this weekend. The Defense Department’s second-in-command told the Senate on Tuesday the agreement came as a surprise to military intelligence and Pentagon teams are scrambling...

NSA Head: Loss of Access to Metadata Will Hurt Intelligence

September 26, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow On November 29, the NSA will formally end the practice of collecting bulk metadata – records of calls between people but not the actual contents of those calls. Instead, the agency will rely on phone companies to keep the data for use by the NSAupon presentation of a court order....

NSA Head: Loss of Access to Metadata Will Hurt Intelligence

September 25, 2015 On November 29, the NSA will formally end the practice of collecting bulk metadata – records of calls between people but not the actual contents of those calls. Instead, the agency will rely on phone companies to keep the data for use by the NSA upon presentation of a court...

NSA Head: Loss of Access to Metadata Will Hurt Intelligence

September 24, 2015 On November 29, the NSA will formally end the practice of collecting bulk metadata – records of calls between people but not the actual contents of those calls. Instead, the agency will rely on phone companies to keep the data for use by the NSA upon presentation of a court...

Drones Armed With High-Energy Lasers May Arrive In 2017

September 24, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Flying military robots armed with high-energy lasers? It’s a future that is exciting, terrifying — and perhaps just two years away. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., or GA-ASI, the San Diego-based company that makes the Predator and Reaper drones, is undertaking a privately funded study to integrate a 150-kilowatt solid-state...

White House: No Cyberattack Pact with China, For Now

September 24, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow During his visit to Washington, D.C., this week, Chinese President Xi Jinping was expected to sign an historic “cyber arms agreement” with the United States, under which each would agree to adhere to U.N.-established norms of online behavior, the most important of which was not to attack the other’s infrastructure...