WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says no unauthorized information was provided to filmmakers producing a movie on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Panetta, the former CIA director, told the Senate Wednesday that there is a Defense Department office that works with movie producers. But he insisted that no one in the department released any unauthorized material.

Republican Rep. Peter King of New York has argued that the CIA and Pentagon jeopardized national security by cooperating too closely with director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal. The two won Academy Awards for the motion picture "The Hurt Locker."

Last month, King cited documents obtained by Judicial Watch in a Freedom of Information Act request. He said the filmmakers received "extremely close, unprecedented and potentially dangerous collaboration" from the Obama administration.

PANETTA IN AFGHANISTAN AND INDIA:

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  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, center, arrives at Kabul International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan Thursday, June 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool)

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta walks off his plane as he arrives at Kabul International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan Thursday, June 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool)

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, center right, speaks with U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker, second right, and the head of NATO coalition forces in Afghanistan Gen. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool)

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, right, speaks with U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker, center, and the head of NATO coalition forces in Afghanistan Gen. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool)

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta gestures while speaking during a press conference in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool)

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta delivers a speech on Indo-U.S. Defense Relations at the Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, June 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool)

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, second left, participates in a welcoming ceremony at the Ministry of Defense in New Delhi, India Wednesday, June 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool)

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pays tribute at the India Gate war memorial monument, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, June 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, center, inspects Indian troops during a welcoming ceremony at the Ministry of Defense in New Delhi, India Wednesday, June 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool)

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta walks off his plane upon his arrival in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, June 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool)



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