House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) on Thursday said he does not think the recent spate of national security leaks are coming from the Pentagon.

“I feel pretty secure that they’re not,” McKeon told reporters after a closed-door hearing with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey and Pentagon General Counsel Jeh Johnson.

At a news conference following the hearing, McKeon and ranking member Adam Smith (D-Wash.) said they felt the Pentagon was taking steps to limit the number of intelligence leaks.

The lawmakers’ subdued, positive comments were a stark contrast from the outrage that came out of Capitol Hill last month after the leaks occurred and Attorney General Eric Holder appointed two U.S. attorneys to investigate the disclosures.