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Greg’s engaging presentation will provide a basic understanding of foreign economic intelligence collection so as to aid the attendee in recognizing, precluding, and/or neutralizing attempts by hostile foreign interests to harm the United States economy.
Economic espionage by foreign adversaries costs the United States, conservatively, 400 billion dollars annually. Eighty six percent of the world’s intellectual property is developed within this country, yet we enjoy only 50 percent of the economic outfall of this resource. The other 36 percent is systematically and intentionally stolen by other countries competing with the United States in the world market. By not having to provide the huge financial resources needed for research and development of new technology, these countries can produce and subsequently market the same product at greatly reduced costs as compared to the United States. Hence, the economic strength of this country is weakened, which manifests itself in a host of negative impacts to our well-being, as well as our national security. The trade-craft and operations involved in economic espionage are typically comparable to those used by foreign spies to gain top-secret military and political information from the United States. In fact, much economic loss can be attributed to traditional intelligence gathering operations by foreign intelligence services.
Greg’s presentation addresses several topical areas, to include: A Brief History of Espionage; The United States Intelligence Community (USIC); Why People Spy; Elicitation Techniques; The Recruitment Cycle Employed by Foreign Intelligence Services; Defensive Countermeasures; and, Collaboration Risks. Greg uses a variety of interesting Power Point slides, video clips, exercises, and group discussion, designed to encourage your interaction. Numerous reference materials will be available. You are sure to enjoy this event that employs an educational, entertaining and sometimes humorous perspective of this very concerning topic.
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