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Counterintelligence (CI) and Counterterrorism Awareness at LBNL

The rationale behind counterintelligence is that knowledgeable, aware employees are the key to identifying and preventing foreign intelligence and terrorist activities. Although Berkeley Lab does not conduct classified work or store classified information, employees and guests have a responsibility to report suspicious behavior that may involve foreign intelligence efforts or other inappropriate attempts to gather information.

You are encouraged to notify the LBNL Counterintelligence Office about situations you observe or experience, either in the U.S. or abroad, which are suspicious in nature or make you feel uncomfortable. Of particular concern are attempts to solicit information about Berkeley Lab beyond the scope of what is publicly available. Inappropriate interest in the Laboratory could be part of efforts by a foreign government to collect U.S. national defense or proprietary technology information, whether actually at LBNL or not. Similar incidents or inquiries about laboratory facilities, employees, or research programs could be an attempt by terrorists to target the Laboratory. Such incidents should be reported to the CI Office.

Please contact the CI Office at 925-422-5557 or send email to [email protected].