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Patrick Tucker

Science & Technology Editor, Defense One

Patrick Tucker
Patrick Tucker is science and 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.
Defense

Software delay will reduce F-35 deliveries for a second straight year

Lockheed says the TR-3 upgrade, due last year, has slipped to third quarter of 2024.

Defense

The Pentagon is already testing tomorrow’s AI-powered swarm drones, ships

DOD pulled off unmanned amphibious landings, self-coding drones, and more just in the last year. What's next?

Artificial Intelligence

How often does ChatGPT push misinformation?

Researchers found that one of the most popular generative-AI tools agreed with false statements up to one-quarter of the time.

Defense

The military’s zero-trust plans are about to face a big test

An INDOPACOM exercise will test the military’s data-centric security strategy.

Defense

Air Forces Cyber turns focus to information operations

New training effort will teach how to target disinformation campaigns and how to influence audiences.

Defense

The next drone war is coming to Gaza

The world could soon glimpse how soldiers use drones and personal data to find targets.

Defense

Army’s hyperconnected visions depend on new approaches to software, networks

Empowering A-teams and Pacific allies requires overcoming barriers to secure access to data.

Defense

Army headset’s latest version clears hurdle, but service wishlist remains long

Service approves further development after Microsoft’s IVAS 1.2 proves lighter, crisper.

Defense

Space Force contracts for new ‘zero-trust’ data protection

It’s hard to upgrade infrastructure, especially if it's related to space.

Defense

Army hopes big-data techniques can help secure its clouds

“Multifactor authentication will not be enough,” said the Army’s senior cyber leader.

Defense

Army looks to de-tangle its networks to combat China’s ‘digitally native’ military

By year’s end, troops should be able to jump on a network from just about any location, an Army cyber leader said.

Emerging Tech

The next big space business: satellite pictures of other satellites

As space debris proliferates and new weapons appear, a new market is rising to document it all.

Defense

New AI laser system to guard US capital region from unauthorized aircraft

‘The first line of defense is actually that they will beam a laser at the cockpit of the aircraft.’

Exclusive Artificial Intelligence

The Pentagon just launched a generative AI task force

A conversation with the leader of Task Force Lima reveals its objectives—and the main questions it's trying to answer.

Defense

Future wars will turn on space-cyber-special operations triad: Army SOF chief

The success of information ops is “the most important lesson learned from Ukraine right now.”

Defense

Space Force will look at how to hack targets from space

“We're laying the groundwork for starting to figure that,” said the leader of Space Operations Command.