An X-47B unmanned combat air system completes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in the Atlantic Ocean July 10, 2013. (Photo: DOD)

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released a 33-page white paper detailing a $430 billion increase to the defense budget over the next five years. In addition to increasing spending and boosting the overall size of the military, McCain’s strategy calls for a re-balancing of high-tech and low-tech investments. […]

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Microsoft announced that its Azure and Office 365 cloud service became the first commercial cloud to be awarded Impact Level 5 DoD Provisional Authorization by the Defense Information Systems Agency, which allows the cloud to store the most sensitive, controlled, unclassified information. Microsoft also announced general availability of the service to all validated Department of Defense customers.






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The Shadow Brokers, the hacker group that stole National Security Agency applications, are selling a package of Windows hacking tools. The group first began selling NSA tools, which looked to be about three years old, in August. The current software also dates back to three years ago.






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Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. (Photo: INSA)

In a hearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Director Of National Intelligence James Clapper testified that the unclassified version of the executive-mandated report on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election is scheduled to be released early next week and will “push the envelope” to provide the public with as much information as possible.






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An MV-22 Osprey taxis for takeoff at the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, Calif.
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An aerial bombing destroys North Korean supplies during the blockade of Wonsan in 1951. Operation Fireball was the code name for a bombardment of the Wonsan area by the 5th Air Force  from May through September 1951. (Photo: Evertt Historical/Shutterstock)

Through a new open data project, the Department of Defense will make information on the Korean War publicly available for the first time on Dec. 19, and the Air Force major who helped design the portal said he looks forward to what civilians will do with this data.






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The Department of Defense has nominated Essye Miller as its new chief information security officer, filling a position that was vacated late last month.






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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, shown in 2014, said Monday, "“It defies belief that somehow Republicans in the Senate are somehow reluctant to review Russian tactics or ignore them.” (Photo: Shutterstock)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., opened a news conference on Monday saying that recent allegations of Russia’s interference in the presidential election as well as the White House’s announcement of additional election cybersecurity investigations should be treated in a bipartisan manner.






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