Gordon to join ODNI

Susan Gordon, who designed and implemented In-Q-Tel, has been nominated as principal deputy director at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Susan Gordon (pictured), deputy director of the US government’s National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), was nominated on Thursday by the White House as principal deputy director at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

The office heads the sixteen-member United States Intelligence Community, which includes NGA and the foreign intelligence service, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), where Gordon served as director of the Information Operations Center and senior adviser on cyber until 2015.

Gordon had joined the CIA in 1980 as an analyst in the Office of Scientific and Weapons Research in the Directorate of Intelligence and held various positions with the agency over the years.

Most notably, in 1998, she became special assistant to the director of central intelligence and was responsible for designing and implement In-Q-Tel, the non-profit investment affiliate of the US intelligence community.

Susan Gordon’s appointment is subject to approval by the US Senate.

– Image courtesy of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

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