Amy Waller Apostol serves as a Managing Director for the Intelligence and Security Academy, LLC, where she leads the company’s Education and Training practice, provides strategic consulting services with a special emphasis on legal, policy, and governance matters, and supports the company’s compliance and transactional activities.  Ms. Apostol is also a seasoned attorney with experience serving the federal government in both the executive and legislative branches. Her federal government career includes time spent at the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and the Government Accountability Office.  She has worked on a number of high-profile federal court litigation matters with national security impacts and served on the management team at OPM 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 background investigation 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. Her work has consistently required the expert ability to evaluate the legal efficacy of policies, standards, and work products related to core business functions and to provide reliable assistance in identifying, developing and implementing compliance and risk management strategies.  She received a Juris Doctor degree in 2001 from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa in 1997.


Amy Apostol

Amy Apostol,

Adjunct Professor