ANL and PNNL Counterintelligence Office present Economic Espionage: A Sophisticated Scheme – March 24

ANL’s Office of Counterintelligence (CI) is proud to sponsor a presentation by the FBI on economic espionage. The presentation includes a case study detailing a four-year FBI investigation that uncovered the Chinese government’s elaborate scheme to steal the manufacturing process for syntactic foam, a dual use technology from Trelleborg, a U.S. company. Under the scheme, a university professor was given $3 million to recruit current and former Trelleborg employees to steal Trelleborg’s trade secrets.

The presentation is the first in a newly created ongoing series of sessions aimed at educating laboratory employees on the efforts and activities of adversarial foreign governments to unlawfully obtain our nation’s scientific and technological advances and discoveries. The goal is to generate ongoing dialogue between CI and the laboratory community to strengthen our abilities to thwart adversarial intelligence gathering efforts.

The speaker will be Roman Rozhavsky, who currently serves as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Branch B within the New York Field Office’s Counterintelligence and Cyber Division. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring the office successfully executes its national security mission to defeat foreign intelligence threats and activities.

Thursday, March 24, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. CST

Join the meeting here on Microsoft Teams.

This event is open to all laboratory personnel – registration is not required.