Economic Espionage webinar March 24

Fermilab, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Ames Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory are pleased to present “Economic Espionage: A Sophisticated Scheme” a webinar held on Thursday, March 24, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Central Time. The speaker will be Roman Rozhavsky, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Branch B within the FBI New York Field Office’s Counterintelligence and Cyber Division. This event is open to all laboratory personnel – registration is NOT required.

To join the webinar via Microsoft Teams, click HERE.

The hourlong discussion will detail 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 on-going dialogue between CI and the laboratory community to strengthen our abilities to thwart adversarial intelligence gathering effort.