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Patrick Tucker

Technology Editor

Patrick Tucker
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.
Cybersecurity

Russia Might Try Reckless Cyber Attacks as Ukraine War Drags On, US Warns

Ground commanders have been unable to capitalize on at least one previous cyber strike.

CXO Briefing

More Reality Checks Could Help Keep DOD Programs on Time and Budget, GAO Says

The Pentagon has long espoused “knowledge-based acquisition,” but doesn’t insist on it.

Emerging Tech

AI Is Already Learning from Russia’s War in Ukraine, DOD Says

Today’s battlefield data is helping smart machines model the wars of the future.

Emerging Tech

Lockheed Martin Hopes the US Has Turned the Corner on Hypersonics

March test ‘one of the biggest steps we've seen’ in development of new hypersonic weapons, company officials say.

CXO Briefing

Hicks: Today’s Russia Problem Mustn’t Distract from Tomorrow’s China Problem

An increasingly complex security environment is complicating the Pentagon’s efforts to ease tech firms’ frustrations.

Emerging Tech

New Tech Budget Request is the Defense Department’s Largest Ever

Pursuing China, the Pentagon aims to bump spending for artificial intelligence and 5G.

Emerging Tech

A Civil War is Brewing In Russian Tech Circles

Russian entrepreneurs and investors who have known each other for years are finding themselves on opposite sides of Putin’s war.

Emerging Tech

Why New Technology Is Making Nuclear Arms Control Harder

The US, China, and Russia are locked in a high-tech race to perfect new nuclear capabilities, rendering some Cold War safeguards obsolete.

Cybersecurity

Putin Lost the Digital War Abroad. Will He Lose at Home?

Its diplomatic efforts in tatters, its agencies beset by cyber vigilantes, the Russian government is still choking off the information that fuels its homegrown protest movement.

CXO Briefing

Moscow Retaliates as Online Giants Take Steps to Stem Disinformation

As Kremlin limits access to Twitter and Facebook, Western observers say the tech companies' moves are years late.

Cybersecurity

More Cyber Attacks Disable Ukrainian Websites

Wednesday’s denial-of-service attacks on government, financial sites resemble earlier ones attributed to Russia.

Emerging Tech

Mike Bloomberg Named Chair of Defense Innovation Board

The former New York City mayor and billionaire replaces Mark Sirangelo.

Emerging Tech

Air Force Breakthrough Brings Space-Based Solar Power One Step Closer

Tomorrow’s remote military bases could be powered by a light-to-microwave tile that just passed a key test.

Emerging Tech

Army Bring-Your-Own-Device Experiments Test New Security Concepts

The service is “setting the stage” to try new communications ideas in the Pacific.