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Corin R. Stone is the Principal Deputy General Counsel and the Deputy Director of the Defense Legal Services Agency at the U.S. Department of Defense. In this capacity, Ms. Stone supports the General Counsel in providing legal advice and guidance to the Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, and the entire Defense enterprise. Prior to this role, Ms. Stone was a Scholar-in-Residence and Adjunct Professor at the American University Washington College of Law, where she taught, conducted research, and developed programming related to artificial intelligence and national security, and contributed to the Tech, Law & Security curriculum.
Until August 2020, Ms. Stone served as the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Strategy & Engagement, leading Intelligence Community (IC) initiatives on artificial intelligence, the 21st Century workforce, and acquisition agility; overseeing the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity; creating IC-wide innovation and net assessment organizations; re-imagining data and information management for the digital age; establishing IC policy and strategy; and overseeing engagement with Congress and the public. From 2014-2017, Ms. Stone served as the Executive Director of the National Security Agency (NSA), providing leadership and support on all aspects of NSA’s mission, and representing NSA within the IC, across the Executive and Legislative branches, with Congress and the public.
Beginning in 2005, Ms. Stone helped stand-up the ODNI and served in a number of key leadership roles, including the first Principal Deputy General Counsel, the first IC Information Sharing & Safeguarding Executive, and the Assistant DNI for Policy & Strategy, where she led the development of the 2014 National Intelligence Strategy and oversaw the formulation and implementation of IC‐wide policy and strategy on the full range of intelligence issues.
Ms. Stone began her career in federal service as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Keeton, District Judge on the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She then joined the U.S. Department of State, where she was an attorney‐adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser and served for eight months in Iraq, first as an Associate General Counsel in the Coalition Provisional Authority, and then as the first Legal Adviser to Ambassador Negroponte and the new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. While at the State Department, Ms. Stone also represented the U.S. Government before the Iran‐U.S. Claims Tribunal in The Hague.
Prior to her federal service, Ms. Stone practiced commercial litigation at Pepper Hamilton, LLP, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She also worked part‐time for the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Ms. Stone is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.