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Please join NAITA and Presenting Sponsor Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, in partnership with the FBI and InfraGard for this special event featuring the Huntsville premiere showing of the FBI movie Made in America | Defending Our Technology. This movie has not yet been released to the public. There is no cost to attend for NAITA and InfraGard members. Made in America is the fourth in a series of informative case-related movies focused on counterintelligence threats to U.S. companies. Made in America is based on a real investigation involving an Iranian proliferation network; however, the lessons learned are country agnostic and the “red flags” highlighted apply to all countries whose proliferation of exported, dual-use technologies could cause harm to our Nation’s security.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) protects the United States against foreign intelligence operations and espionage. Today, more foreign spies – not just traditional adversaries but also allies, hackers, and terrorists – are trying to steal more of our secrets from more places than ever before. What do they want? Our country’s classified information, of course – from military plans to national security vulnerabilities to our own intelligence activities. But increasingly, they also want our country’s trade secrets – innovations that give us a leg up in the global marketplace – and seemingly harmless technologies that could be used to develop or improve weapons of mass destruction.
The FBI’s foreign counterintelligence squad collects, analyzes, and utilizes information to identify and neutralize activities of foreign powers and their agents that could adversely affect U.S. national security. The FBI’s counterintelligence program strives to be predictive and proactive and to maintain a protective umbrella around the nation’s critical technology, infrastructure, and information. Both the economic aspects of foreign collection and export control issues are quickly rising in frequency and severity.
Following the movie, FBI Special Agent Kerry Straub will provide FBI commentary, including an overview of illicit proliferation methodologies and indicators, as well as a case study presentation of actual events. Davis Barlow, Assistant United States Attorney, Northern District of Alabama; and Spencer Schneider, Acting Resident Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations, will join Kerry for a panel discussion on how U.S. companies can be targeted, how to safeguard information and technology, and recognizing a potential threat.
Please click here for the meeting flyer or click here to register online. This meeting is Free for NAITA organizational members (Sustaining, Corporate, and Small Business), U.S. government representatives, InfraGard members, and FBI Citizens Academy Alumni.
Please Note that Due to Facility Security Requirements, this Event is for U.S. Citizens Only.