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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

*******MEDIA ADVISORY*******

ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN P. CARLIN, FBI DEPUTY ASSISTANT DIRECTOR ERIC SPORRE AND IOWA U.S. ATTORNEYS KEVIN W. TECHAU AND KEVIN VANDERSCHEL TO PARTICIPATE IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND CYBERSECURITY ROUNDTABLE IN IOWA

WASHINGTON – Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, U.S. Attorney Kevin W. Techau of the Northern District of Iowa, Acting U.S. Attorney Kevin VanderSchel of the Southern District of Iowa, and Deputy Assistant Director Eric Sporre of the FBI’s Cyber Division, will deliver remarks and participate in an intellectual property protection and cybersecurity roundtable co-hosted by Iowa State University on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016.  Following the keynote address, there will be a media tour and interview opportunities available with the Department of Justice officials at the BioRenewables Complex.

 

PLEASE NOTE, THE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION IS UNDER CHATHAM HOUSE RULES REGARDING AUDIENCE QUESTIONS AND PARTICIPATION.  THE CONTENT OF THE DISCUSSION CAN BE REPORTED ON, BUT WITHOUT AUDIENCE MEMBER ATTRIBUTION OR IDENTIFICATION.  GOVERNMENT PARTICIPANTS MAY BE IDENTIFIED AND QUOTED BY NAME. 

           

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY ROUNDTABLE

 

WHO:             Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin

                         U.S. Attorney Kevin W. Techau of the Northern District of Iowa

                         Acting U.S. Attorney Kevin VanderSchel of the Southern District of Iowa

                         Deputy Assistant Director Eric Sporre of the FBI’s Cyber Division

                                               

WHAT:           Remarks and roundtable discussion targeted to businesses involved in agriculture, agricultural bioscience, biotech and bio renewables addressing trade secret theft and cybersecurity issues.

 

WHEN:           WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016
                       9:00 a.m. CDT/ 10 a.m. EDT

 

WHERE:       Iowa State University
                        Memorial Union – Campanile Room
                        2229 Lincoln Way
                        Ames, IA 50011
                        OPEN PRESS

 

NOTE: Press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Steve Young at Steve.Young@usdoj.gov.  AAG Carlin interview requests should be directed to Marc.raimondi@usdoj.gov or (202) 353-5418.   

 

BIO-RENEWABLES COMPLEX TOUR

 

WHO:             Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin

                         U.S. Attorney Kevin W. Techau of the Northern District of Iowa

                         Acting U.S. Attorney Kevin VanderSchel of the Southern District of Iowa

                         Deputy Assistant Director Eric Sporre of the FBI’s Cyber Division

                                               

WHAT:          Tour of the complex followed by media availability

 

WHEN:          WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016
                      10:15 a.m. CDT/ 11:15 a.m. EDT

 

WHERE:       Iowa State University
                       BioRenewables Complex
                       617 Bissell Road
                       Ames, IA 50011
                       OPEN PRESS

 

NOTE: Press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Steve Young at Steve.Young@usdoj.gov.  AAG Carlin interview requests should be directed to Marc.raimondi@usdoj.gov or (202) 353-5418.   

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Updated March 29, 2016