A simple post on the FBI website read as follows:
“Reward for Information
Special Agent James Dougherty has a dozen years of experience investigating spies, and in almost all of the cases he has worked, the subjects’ families, friends, or colleagues had concerns but failed to report them to authorities.
“The FBI needs the public’s help to fight the insider threat,” Dougherty said, “and we are willing to pay for that help.”
Individuals who provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of a spy—or to the prevention of espionage—are eligible for a $500,000 reward. To report suspicious activities, contact your local FBI office or submit an anonymous tip online.
“There will always be espionage cases,” Dougherty said. “This is a war that can’t be won—it can only be fought. But we can never give up the fight.”
We tried to contact Special Agent Doughtery by email about the “insider threat” and public responsibility in such matters and received a response that read:
“One of the things we teach in insider threat training,” Dougherty said, “is that if you see something, say something. Often, people don’t want to rock the boat,” he added, “but if you see something that doesn’t seem right, it’s your legal obligation to report it. Let the FBI sort it out. That’s what we get paid for.”
For more insider threat information see website: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/counterintelligence/the-insider-threat