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Panetta Visits NSA, Cyber Command Leadership

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2012 – Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta met today with the leader of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, said Pentagon Press Secretary George Little.

“Today Secretary Panetta visited the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command at Fort Meade, Maryland, where he met with General Keith Alexander, commander, U.S. Cyber Command, and director, National Security Agency, Central Security Service, and the organizations’ leadership,” Little said.

Little said Panetta observed technology demonstrations and received briefings about key issues in the cyber arena.

Panetta’s “discussions focused on efforts to enhance information sharing across the Defense Department and the intelligence community,” Little said.

According to Little, Panetta said he was deeply impressed by team efforts to defend America against cyber attack.

“The secretary acknowledged the critical and important work that the Cyber Command and NSA team are accomplishing, and continues to stress the importance of developing cyber capabilities to meet emerging cyber threats,” Little said.

Leon E. Panetta


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