Deputy DNI, Strategy & Engagement

Deputy DNI, Strategy & Engagement

Corin R. Stone

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Corin R. Stone is the Deputy DNI for Strategy & Engagement.  In this capacity, Ms. Stone ensures that the IC’s current focus is aligned with IC future strategies to drive national security outcomes. Ms. Stone leads a team that positions the IC to achieve its future vision by leading transformative initiatives and cutting-edge research and development; supporting and spurring innovation; re-imagining data management in the digital age; establishing clear policy and direction; and actively engaging with our overseers and the public.


Ms. Stone recently returned from a joint duty assignment to the National Security Agency, where she was the agency’s Executive Director, working with NSA’s Director and Deputy Director to provide leadership in all areas of the enterprise and to represent NSA’s interests both internally and externally.  Ms. Stone also recently served as the lead for the ODNI’s Transformation Team, responsible for developing ODNI initiatives, processes, governance and structures to enable the ODNI to be a more agile organization, capable of driving IC integration and accelerating the IC’s ability to adapt, anticipate, and respond to current and future requirements.  


In April 2005, Ms. Stone helped stand-up the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and served as the first Principal Deputy General Counsel from 2005-2010. Thereafter, Ms. Stone served as the Associate Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Policy, Plans, and Requirements, and then was dual-hatted as the Deputy Assistant DNI for Policy & Strategy and the IC Information Sharing & Safeguarding Executive.  Immediately prior to her assignment at NSA, Ms. Stone served as the Assistant Director of National Intelligence 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, including collection, analysis, requirements, management and information sharing.


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 moved to 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 worked as an attorney-adviser for the Department’s Bureau of Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, as the special assistant to Legal Adviser William H. Taft, IV, and in the Department’s legal office handling international claims and investment disputes, where she 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 during the negotiations of the Special Commission on the Question of Jurisdiction, Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments, as well as the Special Commission on General Affairs and Policy of the Conference.