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Former NSA chief's firm to move to Howard County

A cybersecurity firm headed by a former National Security Director plans to move its headquarters to Maple Lawn, bringing 24 new jobs to Howard County, officials said Friday.

County Executive Ken Ulman called the relocation of IronNet Cybersecurity Inc. to Maple Lawn, expected in spring 2015, a "major win" for the county and said it would raise the area's profile in the cyber industry.

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IronNet Cybersecurity Inc. develops systems for banks and other private clients to detect and prevent hackers. The firm is headed by retired Gen. Keith Alexander, who founded U.S. Cyber Command and retired from his post as director of the National Security Agency in March. It is located currently in Washington.

The firm is leasing 6,700-square-feet in its new property, developed and managed by St. John Properties and Greenebaum Enterprises, according to the county.

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