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US plans Silicon Valley cybersecurity center

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    The U.S. government plans to open a cybersecurity office in Silicon Valley as part of its push to encourage closer cooperation between federal law enforcement agencies and the private sector.

    The center will function as a satellite office of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), a day-and-night operation that acts as an information and threat clearing house for government and private entities.

    “We want to strengthen critical relationships in Silicon Valley and ensure the government and private sector benefits from each other’s research,” said Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security, in announcing the plans during a speech at the RSA Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday.

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