FBI counterintelligence agents plan to visit about 250 local (Hampton Roads Virginia) businesses over the next month.
But the visits - which will start this week - won't be to serve subpoenas or lock anyone up. The agents will actually be offering their help.
Officials with the FBI's Norfolk Field Office in Chesapeake announced a new outreach effort last week to help identify local businesses with trade secrets that could be targeted by foreign powers. They want to make sure those secrets are safe and powering the U.S. economy, not China's or Russia's.