Special Agent Carmine Nigro has worked for the FBI for over 26 years. In February 2008, he was designated as the Counterintelligence (CI) Strategic Partnership Coordinator for the FBI Boston Division. In this role, Mr. Nigro engages in collaborative efforts with private sector entities and stakeholders of targeted technologies. He leverages resources of private industry to work with the FBI to effectively harden the target around U.S. technologies and research & development. He prepares and conducts briefings for private sector entities and academia on the topic of counterintelligence, security awareness, economic espionage, insider threat and intellectual property/trade secrets protection.