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Patrick Tucker

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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.

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.

AI & Analytics

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

New tech budget request is the Defense Department’s largest ever

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


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.


Kremlin cracks down harder on media, facebook as protests sweep Russia

Citizens “have a certain amount of capacity to express themselves, but it’s narrowing,” one observer says


More cyber attacks disable Ukrainian websites

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


US Companies Warned to Prepare for Russian Cyber Attacks

DOJ’s Lisa Monaco warns industry to harden defenses; Ukraine’s foreign weapons systems are a likely target for Russian hackers.

Emerging Tech

Mike Bloomberg Named Chair of Defense Innovation Board

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