House Roundtable on the National Security Implications of Antitrust Reform

On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School welcomed senior congressional staff members of the House of Representatives for a lunch roundtable discussion of the national security implications of antitrust reform.
The session explored the national security implications of targeted antitrust reform efforts and the impact of regulation on American tech innovation and leadership, particularly as it relates to our long-term competition with China.
Attendees were able to hear from and discuss these important issues with a bipartisan group of national security and technology leaders including:
  • Susan M. Gordon, former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence;
  • Glenn S. Gerstell, former general counsel of the National Security Agency;
  • Adam M. Golodner, former Chief of Staff, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice; and
  • Jamil N. Jaffer, NSI Founder and Executive Director, will moderate the discussion


Susan M. Gordon currently serves as the Director at CACI International, which provides the unique expertise and distinctive technology that address customers’ greatest enterprise and mission challenges. Previously, Sue served as the fifth Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) from August 2017 to August 2019. With more than three decades of experience in the IC, Sue has served in a variety of leadership roles spanning numerous intelligence organizations and disciplines.

Prior to the DNI, Sue served as the Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency from 2015 to 2017, and before joining the NGA, she served for 27 years at the Central Intelligence Agency, rising to senior executive positions in each of the Agency’s four directorates: operations, analysis, science and technology, and support.


Glenn S. Gerstell served as the general counsel of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Central Security Service (CSS) from 2015 to 2020. He has written and spoken widely about the intersections of technology and national security and privacy. Prior to joining the NSA, Mr. Gerstell practiced law for almost 40 years at the international law firm of Milbank, LLP, and previously, served on the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council.

He is a recipient of the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service, and the NSA Distinguished Civilian Service Medal.


Adam M. Golodner is the founder of Vortex Strategic Consulting, LLC and advises companies and entities on global cyber, emerging technology, national security, and regulatory issues. A former global law firm partner, technology executive, senior Justice Department official, and academic, Adam brings a holistic approach to helping companies navigate the intersection of cyberspace, national security, markets, and governments.



Jamil N. Jaffer is the Founder and Executive Director of the National Security Institute, and an Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the National Security Law & Policy Program at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. Jamil is also Senior Vice President for Strategy, Partnerships & Corporate Development at IronNet Cybersecurity, a technology products startup founded by Gen (ret.) Keith B. Alexander, the former Director of the National Security Agency and Founding Commander of U.S. Cyber Command.

In addition, Jamil is an advisor to Beacon Global Strategies, a strategic advisory firm; 4iQ, a deep and dark web intelligence startup; Duco, a technology platform startup that connects corporations with geopolitical and international business experts; and Amber, a digital authentication and verification startup.