Thursday, December 1, 2016

FBI, Pentagon Counterspies Hunt Fraudulent Navy Officer

Veteran national security reporter Bill Gertz offers a piece at the Free Beacon on the hunt for a spy who is posing as a Navy officer.

Counterintelligence agents from the FBI and Pentagon are pursuing a suspected foreign agent posing as a Navy officer who offered fraudulent contracts to defense contractors in a bid to obtain sensitive and embargoed American technology.
The FBI on Wednesday sent a security alert about the scam uncovered recently by a contractor in Massachusetts to contractors engaged in secret defense work.
An FBI counterintelligence agent stated in the alert that the contractor reported “an individual posing as U.S. Navy officer” was issuing fake Navy contracts for computer and telecommunications equipment.
You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

Note: The above photo of the Pentagon was released by the U.S. Defense Department.


  1. Your posting and the article reminds me of possibility that puzzled me in the past: how easy it would have been when I was active duty for an imposter to make his way onto a Navy ship and gain access to sensitive areas. I hope that possibility has been eliminated.

  2. RT,

    I worked in radio communications on the USS Kitty Hawk back in 1970-1971 and an unauthorized person would not have been able to gain access to our secure and sensitive areas.

    On the ship, perhaps, with a fake ID, but certainly not into a secure area.

    It would be even harder today with the threat of terrorism added to the threat of espionage, but nothing, I'm afraid, is impossible