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From left, Hans-Georg Maassen, head of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Christof Gramm, head of the German Military Counter-Intelligence Service and Bruno Kahl, head of the German Federal Intelligence Service, arrive for a public hearing at the parliamentary control committee of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
October 05, 2017 - 3:18 AM

BERLIN - The heads of three German intelligence agencies say national and international co-operation and information-sharing is ever more critical as threats become more global.

Speaking at a public session Thursday of a parliamentary panel, the heads of Germany's foreign, domestic and military intelligence agencies emphasized that cyber threats in particular necessitate joint solutions.

The head of Germany's BND foreign intelligence service, Bruno Kahl, says "the threats for Germany can only be identified, analyzed and fended off by a co-operation of agencies."

He added that it's also incumbent on German intelligence agencies to be on the cutting edge of technology.

Kahl says "otherwise the digital revolution will only benefit those we should be protecting our country from."

Kahl was joined by domestic intelligence head Hans-Georg Maassen and military intelligence head Christof Gramm.

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