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US military, the world’s largest fossil fuels consumer, invests heavily in renewable energy.

The U.S. Department of Defense is the single-largest consumer of fuel in the world. Despite rising fuel costs and a limited supply of oil, the military’s fuel consumption has been growing in recent years. In World War II, the armed forces used about one gallon of fuel per soldier every day. In Desert Storm, fuel usage was…

Despite sequestration, cybersecurity funding growing

The Defense Department intends to spend $23 billion on cybersecurity over the next five years, according to news reports, and is seeking more than $4.6 billion for cybersecurity in fiscal 2014 alone — an 18 percent jump from 2013. The requested yearly amount is even higher for fiscal 2015, at $4.7 billion, but decreases to $4.5…

US Defense Department developing secure 4G network and updating rules for cyberwarfare

General Martin Dempsey,Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest ranking military official in the US, said that the update to the rules of engagement was part of a broader overhaul of the Defense Department designed to bolster national cybersecurity. The general cited a “17-fold” increase in cyber attacks on the nation’s critical…

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