Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Law Enforcement Official Announcements

February 04, 2009

PrintRegisterBookmarkRSS What's This

National Security Higher Education Advisory Board Holds February Meeting

For Immediate Release
February 4, 2009 Washington D.C.
FBI National Press Office
(202) 324-3691

The National Security Higher Education Advisory Board (NSHEAB), comprised of 19 university presidents and chancellors, met today at FBI Headquarters. Created in 2005 by FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III, the NSHEAB meets regularly to discuss national security matters that intersect with higher education.

Following welcome remarks by FBI Deputy Director John S. Pistole; The Pennsylvania State University President Graham Spanier, NSHEAB Chairman; and Assistant Director Daniel Lee Cloyd, FBI Counterintelligence Division, Director Mueller addressed the group regarding current threats, the FBI's priorities, and the importance of partnerships, especially those with the academic community. Members also received a briefing on deemed exports by Dr. Susan Wyatt Sedwick, Associate Vice President for Research and Director of the Office of Sponsored Projects, The University of Texas at Austin.

Special Agent Kevin Gounaud, FBI Washington Field Office, and Assistant United States Attorney William Mackie, Eastern District of Tennessee presented a case study on Dr. Reece Roth, a former University of Tennessee professor convicted of violating export control laws. Attendees also received a briefing on animal rights extremism and environmental extremism from the Domestic Terrorism Analysis Unit, Directorate of Intelligence. The meeting concluded with a panel discussion on issues affecting academic overseas travel.

“ U.S. universities conduct billions of dollars worth of research and development on their campuses, which means universities play a key role in our national security effort. Through the NSHEAB, we are able to provide a forum for open, direct dialogue between the FBI, other government agencies, and higher education to address areas that could potentially be exploited by other countries,” said Deputy Director Pistole.

The Board is scheduled to meet again in June 2009.


Back to previous page

Purchaser's Department

Police Product Videos
Product Purchasing Questions
Products For Cops, By Cops

Featured Product Distributors

OfficerStore.com
OfficerStore.com

Streicher's Police Equipment
Streicher's Police Equipment

Adamson Industries Corp.
Adamson Industries Corp.

CopsPlus Police Supply
CopsPlus Police Supply

LA Police Gear, Inc.
LA Police Gear, Inc.

Public Safety Source
Public Safety Source

Public Safety Center
Public Safety Center

Public Safety Stores
Public Safety Stores

Security Pro USA
Security Pro USA

Featured Specialty Distributors

Southern Police Equipment
Southern Police Equipment

Product Articles

More Articles

Press Releases

More Releases Submit Press Release