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Patrick Tucker

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.
Tech & Data

New Laws ‘Probably Needed’ to Force US Firms to Patch Known Cyber Vulnerabilities

Too many firms are shying away from replacing old gear that is only getting easier for criminals to attack, according to the National Security Agency.

Tech & Data

A Big 2020 Election Hack Never Came. Here’s Why.

America’s cyber defenders are getting more proactive—and more chatty.

Tech & Data

U.S. Elections Are Safer from Foreign Interference, But Gaps Remain

Four years after a big wake-up call, federal, state, and local governments are working harder and more closely to ward off threats.

Health & Human Services

Army Research Shows How Do-It-Yourself Facemasks Can Be as Safe as N95s

Personal protective equipment for hospital workers is running out. This design works as well as the best in class.

Tech & Data

Austin Just Became the U.S. Army’s Silicon Valley

The service is making a big bet that getting closer to tech startups will help deter future adversaries.

Public Safety

What a Nuclear Missile Attack On Hawaii Would Look Like

A blast over Honolulu would be catastrophic. That doesn’t mean the government shouldn’t help the public prepare for one.

Tech & Data

Facial Recognition Coming to Police Body Cameras

An approach to machine learning inspired by the human brain is about to revolutionize street search.


No, the National Guard Can’t ‘Secure’ the Election

By design, the role of the military in voting-related activities is highly limited. Proposed legislation may change that.


The Revolution Will Be Streamed

The Internet of Things is ushering in a new era of proactive citizenry.