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A Chinese research scientist employed as a contractor for a Virginia-based firm doing contract work on space defense technology for NASA was nabbed by the FBI last week as he attempted to flee the U.S. to China, possibly with classified information in his possession.
Frank Wolf (R-VA), Chairman of a House Appropriations Committee subcommittee that oversees the NASA budgets, said Bo Jiang worked at the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) in Hampton, Virginia, and had access to high-value information. He also alleged that Jiang had brought with him “voluminous sensitive” NASA documents during a trip to China in 2012.
My article, published today in The Diplomat, continues here.