Susan M. Gordon

Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence

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The Honorable Susan M. Gordon is one of the nation’s most respected intelligence professionals and a trusted voice on strategy, innovation, and leadership. Confirmed as the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence in 2017, she became the Nation’s highest-ranking career intelligence officer. In over three decades of service including both the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), Gordon earned a reputation as a visionary leader; delivering innovative solutions on a broad spectrum of complex issues, including cyber security, emerging and disruptive technologies, artificial intelligence, information operations, and space. Gordon is currently a consultant on technology and global risk. Among other endeavors, she is a member of the Board at Pallas Advisors, a Washington D.C.-based consultancy, and a Distinguished Fellow at Georgetown University.

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