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Leon Panetta: Leaders Should Collaborate More in National Security

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 …

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Leon Panetta to Receive INSA Intell, Security Leadership Award

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance has selected Leon Panetta, a former defense secretary and CIA director, to receive the organization’s William Oliver Baker Award for his nearly five-decade career in public service. Panetta will receive the award June 6 at the 30th annual William Oliver Baker Award ceremony in Washington, …

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Panetta Notifies Congress Of Furlough Plans For Sequestration

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has formally notified Congress of the Pentagon’s plans to furlough its civilian employees in the event of sequestration cuts, Reuters reports. Most of the Defense Department‘s 800,000 civilian workers would go on unpaid leave for one day per week over 22 weeks between April and Sept. …

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Leon Panetta: US Budget Impasses Affecting Worldwide Image

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta used what he said was his final press conference at the Pentagon to show his frustration over the continued budget impasse in Congress, McClatchy Newspapers reports. U.S. allies are watching Congress to see how it faces the country’s fiscal and other challenges, he said. Matthew Schofield …

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Panetta: Future Attacks On US To Have Cyber Component

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday that any future attack on the U.S. will contain a cyber element as 21st-century technology has helped make cyber attacks a threat to the country, according to American Forces Press Service. Karen Parrish writes Panetta made the remark before an audience of Georgetown University …

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Leon Panetta Discusses the 2014 Defense Budget Request

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke to the press at the Pentagon about what the 2014 budget proposal would look like and how the threat of a sequester and budget uncertainty will affect it. According to a DoD …

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Panetta, Dempsey Comment on Chuck Hagel’s Confirmation Hearings

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee that Chuck Hagel is “absolutely” ready to replace him, according to a American Forces Press Service article. During the January 31 confirmation hearing, Panetta said, “I think he’s got good experience with regards to public service. He understands the issues …

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Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Passes Away; Leon Panetta Comments

Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, a retired four-start Army general, died Thursday due to complications related to pneumonia, The Hill reports. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Schwarzkopf was a “giant” in the US military due, in part, to his role in the First Gulf War. Schwarzkopf was a decorated Vietnam War …

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