The Alliance must've got wind of this meeting and they've sent SI:7 spies to try to listen in.
The problem is, they're using some kind of gnomish tech to sneak past our detectors. One of our techs was able to put together something that should be able to neutralize whatever they're using, but the range is short.
I'll need you to take it out into the field and look for evidence of SI:7 activity. Just mash the button on that thing when you think they're close, and it should zap 'em back into view.