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Science Cafe: FBI Safeguards for Science and Technology

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Science Talks
Oct. 24, 2013 | Thursday, 7:00pm
Location: Nature Research Center - The Daily Planet Café

The United States is the world’s leader in innovation. Consider the breakthrough research and development that’s taking place on the nation’s campuses and in research facilities — often on behalf of the government. Sensitive research, much of which occurs in the unclassified realm, is the key to our nation’s global advantage, both economically and militarily. Join FBI Special Agent Luis Velasco for a look at how U.S. Counterintelligence Strategic Partnerships work to safeguard those technologies which, if compromised, would result in catastrophic losses to national security. 

About Our Speaker

Luis Velasco is a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, currently serving as the Counter-Intelligence Strategic Partnership Coordinator, Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinator, and Hostage Negotiator for the Charlotte Field Office. He has served in the Chicago, San Juan and Charlotte Field Offices of the FBI over the past 23 years, and has extensive investigative experience in violent crime, white collar crime, public corruption and counter-intelligence. He also was selected and served as a class counselor for the 241st Session of the FBI’s prestigious National Academy.

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