May 26, 2021: The Society for Science at User Research Facilities hosted a webinar to learn the latest on Espionage, Intellectual Property Theft, and Technology Transfer issues from Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent Scott McGaunn.
Scott discussed the FBI’s counterintelligence efforts against America’s adversaries, the nature of espionage as it relates to the theft of intellectual property at research institutes, and the challenges of illegitimate transfer of technologies to antagonistic nations.
Scott was nominated for the prestigious 2018 Attorney General’s Award for Fraud Prevention. In addition, he was nominated for the 2018 FBI Director’s Award for Outstanding Criminal Investigation for his involvement in an investigation that is soon to be the subject of a television documentary on international corporate espionage.
Moderator: Dan Powers, Executive Director SSURF
Presenter: Scott McGaunn, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation