Leidos Awarded Contract to Support Counterintelligence Operations

Leidos has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) to provide intelligence support services. AFOSI is a federal law enforcement agency with responsibility for conducting criminal investigations, counterintelligence, specialised investigative activities, and integrated force protection. Leidos will support the organisation’s Terrorism Analysis Support Services by providing AFOSI program … More Leidos Awarded Contract to Support Counterintelligence Operations

Chesley Brown Int. Announces New Special Operations Unit to Combat the Global Rise in Corporate Espionage

The security experts at Chesley Brown International have announced the formation of a new elite special operations unit, headed by former FBI special agent Marvin O. “Dell” Spry. This new elite counterespionage team combines the unparalleled operational capability of Chesley Brown International with the investigative prowess of the FBI to provide comprehensive protection and risk … More Chesley Brown Int. Announces New Special Operations Unit to Combat the Global Rise in Corporate Espionage

Former CIA Officer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Espionage

A former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) case officer pleaded guilty today to conspiring to communicate, deliver and transmit national defense information to the People’s Republic of China.  According to court documents, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 54, left the CIA in 2007 and began residing in Hong Kong.  In April 2010, two Chinese intelligence officers (IOs) … More Former CIA Officer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Espionage

Russian National Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Act as an Agent of the Russian Federation Within the United States

WASHINGTON, USA – Mariia Butina, a Russian national, was sentenced to 18 months in prison after earlier pleading guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government. The announcement was made by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia … More Russian National Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Act as an Agent of the Russian Federation Within the United States

The FBI and the National Security Threat Landscape: The Next Paradigm Shift

The Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI) Christopher Wray, recently spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations, in Washington, D.C. USA.  The following is an excerpt from his speech,  ‘The FBI and the National Security Threat Landscape: The Next Paradigm Shift’ “Economic espionage dominates our counterintelligence program. We still confront traditional espionage threats, with dead … More The FBI and the National Security Threat Landscape: The Next Paradigm Shift

Former GE Engineer and Chinese Businessman Charged with Economic Espionage and Theft of GE’s Trade Secrets

An indictment charges Xiaoqing Zheng, 56, of Niskayuna, New York, and Zhaoxi Zhang, 47, of Liaoning Province, China, with economic espionage and conspiring to steal General Electric’s (GE’s) trade secrets surrounding turbine technologies, knowing and intending that those stolen trade secrets would be used to benefit the People’s Republic of China.  Assistant Attorney General for … More Former GE Engineer and Chinese Businessman Charged with Economic Espionage and Theft of GE’s Trade Secrets

US DEA Releases Results of J-CODE’s Success at Targeting Opioid Trafficking on the Darknet

Today, members of the Joint Criminal Opioid and Darknet Enforcement (J-CODE) team announced the results of Operation ‘SaboTor’, a coordinated international effort targeting drug trafficking organizations operating on the Darknet. This is J-CODE’s second coordinated action and follows the success of last year’s ‘Operation Disarray’. As a result of Operation ‘SaboTor’, U.S. and international law … More US DEA Releases Results of J-CODE’s Success at Targeting Opioid Trafficking on the Darknet

Inside the Mind of a Spy Hunter

Former “spy hunter” Robert Booth discussed the threat espionage poses to national security from the State Department’s perspective, along with economic versus military and diplomatic espionage.  Watch the talk Leaks, Spies, and Lies On Monday, March 25, former Special Agent Robert Booth discussed counterintelligence and counterespionage at the Presidential Orientation Theater in the George H. W. … More Inside the Mind of a Spy Hunter

US National Counterintelligence & Security Centre Launches Campaign to Help Guard Against Threats From Nation State Actors.

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) has disseminated videos, brochures, and other informative materials to help the private sector guard against growing threats from foreign intelligence entities and other adversaries. “Make no mistake, American companies are squarely in the cross-hairs of well-financed nation-state actors, who are routinely breaching private sector networks, stealing proprietary data, … More US National Counterintelligence & Security Centre Launches Campaign to Help Guard Against Threats From Nation State Actors.

Legislation Introduced to Strengthen USA’s Ability to Combat Economic Espionage

U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has introduced the Deterring Espionage by Foreign Entities through National Defense (DEFEND) Act, which would update the Economic Espionage Act (EEA) to better address the growing threat of economic and industrial espionage perpetrated by foreign actors. This legislation increases the damages available for victims … More Legislation Introduced to Strengthen USA’s Ability to Combat Economic Espionage