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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's National Security Team Meeting

This morning at 10:00am, the President chaired a meeting of his senior national security team to review ongoing efforts to mitigate potential terrorist threats as well as to review steps taken to enhance the Nation’s security posture leading into the 9/11 anniversary. The President praised the excellent coordination and information sharing taking place among federal, state, and local officials. He directed his team to pursue vigorously all threat information and to ensure a heightened state of vigilance and preparedness as we commemorate the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The President also stressed that the United States must not relax its counterterrorism efforts in the weeks and months that follow, as the safety and security of the American people must be a daily priority for all departments and agencies. The President said that he wants to be kept fully apprised of developments related to the recent threat information and asked for regular updates on security preparations.

Attendees include:

Eric Holder, Attorney General
Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security (via VTC)
William Daley, Chief of Staff
Tom Donilon, National Security Advisor
John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
Robert Mueller, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Admiral James Winnefeld, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
General David Petraeus, Ret., Director, Central Intelligence Agency
Matt Olsen, Director of the National Counterterrorism Center
General Keith Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency
Thomas Nides, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources
Robert Cardillo, Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Intelligence Integration
Mark Sullivan, Director of the United States Secret Service
Mike Vickers, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
Michael Morell, Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency
Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications
Heidi Avery, Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security
Sean Joyce, Executive Assistant Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Brian McKeon, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President
Avril Haines, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Counsel to the President
Nicholas Rasmussen, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism