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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 Best Way To Stick It To Dictators, Help Dissidents, and Boost Privacy

July 9, 2015 On Wednesday, FBI Director James Comey appeared before the Senate Judiciary and Intelligence committees Wednesday with a message of doom: unless tech companies weaken their encryption schemes so that law-enforcement agencies can intercept customers’ data, ISIS and its imitators will launch attacks in the United States. “I cannot see me...

Fighter of the Future

July 8, 2015 New technologies will replace a number of jobs in the next 15 years, but one occupation that’s unlikely to go away is the most dangerous one in the world—soldier. The Pentagon spends billions of dollars to make sure front-line troops are better armed and trained than any adversary they come...

How To Break Into the CIA’s Cloud on Amazon

July 7, 2015 Last year, Amazon Web Services surprised a lot of people in Washington by beating out IBM for a $600 million contract to provide cloud services and data storage to the CIA and the broader intelligence community. But more money can bring more problems. Amazon, in essence, has turned itself into...

Someone Just Leaked The Price List for Cyberwar

July 6, 2015 On Monday, the Italian company Hacking Team, which produces secret cyber weapons for law-enforcement and government clients around the world, became the victim of an embarrassing public disclosure: more than 400 gigabytes of internal data made its way online in a widely shared torrent file. The group Reporters Without Borders...

Robert Neller Tapped as Marine Corps Commandant

July 2, 2015 President Barack Obama will nominate Lt. Gen. Robert “Bob” Neller, a infantry officer who commanded Marines in Iraq, as commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Wednesday. Neller, the head of Marine Corps Forces Command, would replace Gen. Joseph Dunford, who has been nominated to become...

Neller Tapped as Marine Corps Commandant

July 1, 2015 President Barack Obama will nominate Lt. Gen. Robert “Bob” Neller, a infantry officer who commanded Marines in Iraq, as commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Wednesday. Neller, the head of Marine Corps Forces Command, would replace Gen. Joseph Dunford, who has been nominated to become...

What Fiction Can Tell You About a Future War With China

June 30, 2015 No one wants to think about what a war between the United States and China might look like — unless somebody can make it fun. A new novel born from real trends in military innovation attempts to capture and imagine exactly that. Every technology in the book, from rail guns...

China Is the Leading Suspect in OPM Hack, US Says

June 25, 2015 China is the “leading suspect” in the hack at the Office of Personnel Management, or OPM, says James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence. He spoke one day after Adm. Michael Rogers, who leads U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, warned the world not to “assume” China was...

NSA Chief: Don’t Assume China Hacked OPM

June 24, 2015 The U.S. military’s top cyber warrior says it’s merely an “assumption” that the Chinese government was behind the recent hack at the Office of Personnel Management, or OPM — and not necessarily one he shares. That puts Adm. Michael Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National...

Pentagon Rushing to Open Space-War Center To Counter China, Russia

June 23, 2015 The Pentagon and intelligence community are developing war plans and an operations center to fend off Chinese and Russian attacks on U.S. military and government satellites. The ops center, to be opened within six months, will receive data from satellites belonging to all government agencies, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work...