William Garrett, a former Navy officer, is contacted by NCIS after his girlfriend was kidnapped at a race and video was publicized on the internet. William now works at a tech start up designing a GPS-data collecting program. The investigation leads NCIS to find out he had actually been hired to create drone software for a Chinese company.
When William realized they wanted classified information he refused to help them, so they resorted to kidnapping. He exchanged the information but planted a virus that would destroy it within days. In the end, the girlfriend was in on the whole thing and set him up.