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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.
Policy

US military to fly aid to Gazans as WH warns of next phase of war

The assistance is “nowhere near enough” to meet the need, administration acknowledges.

Science & Tech

Can troops with 3D printers save the Pentagon’s mass-drone vision?

Big defense contractors aren’t jumping at the chance to make cheap drones. It might be up to the troops.

Policy

‘Russia is weaponizing time,’ Ukraine tells NATO

At Halifax conference, Western policy leaders struggled to meet a concatenation of crises.

Science & Tech

Air Forces Cyber turns focus to information operations

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

Science & Tech

Security remains a challenge as Pentagon broadens 5G plans

As DoD looks to put next-gen cell service to work against China, it will lean heavily on R&D by the US telecom industry.

Science & Tech

DOD’s new AI and data strategy gives industry a challenge: share

Implementing the new strategy will require companies to work together in ways they never have before.

Threats

The Pentagon may never get to the bottom of that famous UFO video

The DOD’s office is creating a way for former government employees to reach out with information about UFOs.

Policy

SecDef: Pulling Ukraine support would hand Putin a major win

Secretaries of state and defense urge Congress to pass $106B supplemental to support Israel and Ukraine—and send aid elsewhere as well.

Science & Tech

Agencies get marching orders as White House issues AI-safety directive

NIST is ordered to draft red-teaming requirements, NSF to work on cryptography, and DHS to apply them to critical infrastructure.

Ideas

Israel, US are losing the influence war over Gaza—but the Palestinians aren’t winning

The world no longer consumes information in a way that allows governments full control of narratives.

Science & Tech

US wants to build more arms with Pacific allies

Pentagon’s top weapons buyer also touts “industrial-size” 3D printers sent to Ukraine.

Threats

Iran-backed forces firing at US troops in the Middle East

As the U.S. military sends more troops to the CENTCOM area, defense officials say there’s a “significant threat” of attacks on American service members.

Policy

‘Arsenal of democracy’: Biden asks Congress to boost aid to Ukraine, Israel

Mentioning WWII, the president linked the survival of Israel and Ukraine to democracy itself.

Science & Tech

Microchip breakthrough may reshape the future of AI

IBM’s new NorthPole may enable smarter, more efficient, network-independent devices that may even help the U.S. win the microchip war against China.

Science & Tech

The next drone war is coming to Gaza

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