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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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How NATO’s Transformation Chief Is Pushing the Alliance to Keep Up in AI

May 18, 2018 BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — It’s never been easy to get all of NATO’s members on the same technological page, but it may never have been this important. With Russia and China pouring resources into artificial intelligence, the alliance’s transformation chief is pushing his forces to keep up. NATO’s next major exercise...

Spies Are Going After US Supply Chains, Intel Agencies Say

May 16, 2018 President Trump astounded many in Washington on Sunday by vowing to rescue ZTE, the Chinese manufacturer whose mobile phones are viewed as a security threat by the U.S. intelligence community. America’s own spies have been warning that China and other potential adversaries might seek to weaken U.S. security through the...

Microsoft Invades Amazon’s Turf in Spookville

May 16, 2018 The U.S. intelligence community has inked a contract to expand its use of Microsoft Azure cloud services for government, which will better enable it to use a suite of “intelligent algorithms” — a deal that just might help the Seattle-based company in the looming fight for a truly massive Pentagon...

A Criminal Gang Used a Drone Swarm To Obstruct an FBI Hostage Raid

May 4, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow DENVER, Colorado — Last winter, on the outskirts of a large U.S.city, an FBI Hostage Rescue Team set up an elevated observation post to assess an unfolding situation. Soon they heard the buzz of small drones — and then the tiny aircraft were all around them, swooping past in a...

A Criminal Gang Used a Drone Swarm To Obstruct an FBI Hostage Raid

May 3, 2018 DENVER, Colorado — Last winter, on the outskirts of a large U.S. city, an FBI hostage rescue team set up an elevated observation post to assess an unfolding situation. Soon they heard the buzz of small drones — and then the tiny aircraft were all around them, swooping past in...

The U.S. Military Wants Giant Transformer Robot Subs

May 2, 2018 DENVER, Colorado — Want to de-mine a patch of ocean floor in hostile waters, deposit classified payloads off an enemy coast, shut off a broken oil valve, or just fight krakens? Texas-based startup Houston Mechatronics on Tuesday unveiled a giant, transforming robotic submarine, partially backed by the Defense Department, for...

The U.S. Military Wants Giant Transformer Robot Subs

May 2, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow DENVER, Colorado — Want to de-mine a patch of ocean floor in hostile waters, deposit classified payloads off an enemy coast, shut off a broken oil valve, or just fight krakens? Texas-based startup Houston Mechatronics on Tuesday unveiled a giant, transforming robotic submarine, partially backed by the Defense Department, for...

The US Military Wants Giant Transformer Robot Subs

May 1, 2018 DENVER, Colorado — Want to de-mine a patch of ocean floor in hostile waters, deposit classified payloads off an enemy coast, shut off a broken oil valve, or just fight krakens? Texas-based startup Houston Mechatronics on Tuesday unveiled a giant, transforming robotic submarine, partially backed by the Defense Department, for...

The Pentagon’s New R&D Chief Has a Mandate for Change

April 27, 2018 The U.S. Defense Department is “organizing now for an an expeditious, output-oriented, exploration in research of...advanced technologies” to get emerging technologies like hypersonics, artificial intelligence, and directed energy into the field faster, Defense Secretary James Mattis testified on Thursday. His new undersecretary for research and engineering, Michael Griffin, has the...

The Pentagon’s New R&D Chief Has a Mandate for Change

April 26, 2018 The U.S. Defense Department is “organizing now for an an expeditious, output-oriented, exploration in research of...advanced technologies” to get emerging technologies like hypersonics, artificial intelligence, and directed energy into the field faster, Defense Secretary James Mattis testified on Thursday. His new undersecretary for research and engineering, Michael Griffin, has the...