Leon Panetta: Leaders Should Collaborate More in National Security

Leon Panetta

Leon Panetta

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said government leaders need to set aside their differences and increase cooperation to protect the U.S. from cyber attacks and other national security threats, Fedscoop reported Wednesday.

David Stegon writes that Panetta highlighted his views on governing by leadership in a keynote speech Tuesday at the Symantec Government Symposium in Washington.

“We need to make the decisions that may upset some, but are ultimately in the best interest of the country to give us the future that everyone wants,” Panetta told the forum audience, according to the report.

Fedscoop reports that Panetta urged public and private organizations to establish more collaborative programs to safeguard the nation’s cyber assets.

He also called on policymakers to address defense budget issues to help the Pentagon carry out its mission, Stegon writes.

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