Amy Waller Apostol is the Assistant General Counsel for Cyber and Emerging Technologies at Leídos, a Fortune 500 innovation company that provides technology solutions and solves critical national security and health challenges.  Ms. Apostol’s portfolio includes training and advising corporate groups on regulatory information security requirements, negotiating contractual terms and conditions, leading principled Artificial Intelligence governance, and advising on physical and personnel security matters.  Ms. Apostol comes to Leidos from the Intelligence and Security Academy, LLC, a boutique national security consulting firm, where she served as the Chief Legal Officer.  In that capacity, she led the company’s internal legal, risk, policy, and compliance activities.  She also provided consulting services to federal customers related to technology and business transformation. She successfully led efforts to transform diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force.  

In addition to her work in the private sector, Ms. Apostol has experience in both the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. Government. Her federal career includes serving as agency counsel for the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and the Government Accountability Office.  She has worked on several high-profile federal court litigation matters, including data breach class actions, with national security impacts.  She served on the management team at the Office of Personnel Management that coordinated the incident response, notification, and remediation efforts following discovery of one of the most significant data breach events experienced by the U.S. Government.  Ms. Apostol also served as dedicated counsel for the National Background Investigations Bureau (now the Defense Counterintelligence Security Agency), helping to evolve the personnel vetting program through structural and operational changes. She provided support on many complex matters, including data privacy implications of the vast amounts of records held and the need to responsibly share them for business purposes. At the Government Accountability Office, Ms. Apostol focused on oversight of technology, cybersecurity, privacy, and other related matters, including facial recognition technology, the legal framework related to drone activity, and internet protocol transitioning.  She contributed to the development of sustainable and prudent legislative activity, such as the establishment of a National Cyber Director in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.

Ms. Apostol is a member of the Military Spouse JD Network and an active mentor and supporter to military spouses and transitioning veterans.


Amy Apostol

Amy Apostol

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