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J. William Leonard

Former Director of the Information Security Oversight Office

Leonard was the "classification czar" during the Bush administration from 2002 to 2007. He was appointed the head of Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) and has worked in the areas of Information Security at the Department of Defense. Leonard has been involved with the government for over 34 years and worked with NSA whistleblower, Thomas Drake’s defense team as an expert on classification.  He has served as a professor of political science at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and resides in Leonardtown, Maryland.