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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, British Counterpart Sign Cyber Agreement

cyberDefense Secretary Ashton Carter and his U.K. counterpart Michael Fallon have signed an agreement to support cooperation in the area of cyberspace, DoD News reported Thursday.

Terri Moon Cronk writes Carter said at a press conference in London that the two countries will share information and perform joint research and development activities to build on offensive and defensive cyber capacities under the memorandum of understanding.

“This agreement sends a clear message to our adversaries that the two nations who partnered together at Bletchley Park decades ago to crack German codes are going to be doing more together in yet another arena — namely cyberspace,” said Carter.

Carter added Britain’s defense innovation initiative will support the two nations’ technology development goals, the report stated.

Executive Gov reports Carter said during a speech at Oxford University that U.S. and U.K. will also continue to cooperate under the coalition campaign to fight against the Islamic State militant group and international threats.

Carter also noted that the peacekeeping ministerial in London on Thursday demonstrated U.K.’s global leadership role, Moon Cronk wrote.

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