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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.
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.

Management

DHS Downplays Report That Data Thieves Are Selling Millions of Voters’ Data

But personal data from voting rolls is more public than many people likely realize.

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.

Management

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.

Management

The Revolution Will Be Streamed

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