Chinese National Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Illegally Export Military- and Space-Grade Technology from the United States to China

United States District Judge Diane J. Humetewa sentenced Tao Li, a 39-year-old Chinese national, to 40 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.  Li had previously pleaded guilty to conspiring to export military- and space-grade technology to the People’s Republic of China without a license in violation of the International Emergency Economic … More Chinese National Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Illegally Export Military- and Space-Grade Technology from the United States to China

Civil Rights Organizations Call on Elected Officials to Stop Amazon’s Doorbell Surveillance Partnerships with Police

Today, over 30 civil rights organizations signed an open letter sounding the alarm about Amazon’s spreading Ring doorbell partnerships with police. The letter calls on local, state, and federal officials to use their power to investigate Amazon Ring’s business practices, put an end to Amazon-police partnerships, and pass oversight measures to deter such partnerships in the future. … More Civil Rights Organizations Call on Elected Officials to Stop Amazon’s Doorbell Surveillance Partnerships with Police

Former Intelligence Officer Convicted of Attempted Espionage Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

A former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) officer, who pleaded guilty in March to attempting to communicate, deliver, or transmit information involving the national defense of the United States to the People’s Republic of China, will serve 10 years in federal prison.  U.S. District Judge Dee Benson imposed the sentence Tuesday afternoon in Salt Lake City. … More Former Intelligence Officer Convicted of Attempted Espionage Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

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