Chief Information Officer
Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
Ms. Susan Dorr is a member of the Senior National Intelligence Service within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). She is currently the ODNI Chief Information Officer, responsible for overseeing, delivering, and securing the ODNl's information and information technology. Her direct reports include the ODNI Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, and Chief Data Officer. She collaborates with the CIOs of the other 16 Intelligence Community (IC) elements and the Intelligence Community Chief Information Officer (IC CIO) to deliver information technology (IT) in support of the intelligence mission.
Previously, Ms. Dorr held the titles of Intelligence Community Chief Information Security Officer (IC CISO) and Director of the Cybersecurity Division within the Office of the IC CIO—positions in which she served since 2014. She was responsible for overseeing the implementation of the IC information security program and advising the IC CIO and DNI on matters pertaining to safeguarding the IC Information Environment. Ms. Dorr chaired the IC Information Security Risk Management Committee; sponsored the development of and monitored IC compliance with IC information systems security policies, standards, and procedures; and provided management and oversight of the ICs Integrated Technical Assessment Team. She was also an IC CIO technical representative to the U.S. Federal CIO Council and was the U.S. Representative to the Five-Eyes Enterprise CIO Steering Group.
From 2009 to 2014, she served as the IC Chief Architect within the Office of the IC CIO. She also served in various managerial roles tasked with fostering enterprise architecture, systems engineering, technical standards, and integration practices that support the successful delivery of IT services of common concern. She oversaw the development of the IC Enterprise Architecture and segment architectures for the National Open Source Enterprise and IC Analytic Transformation initiatives. She was also instrumental in standing up the IC IT Enterprise "IC IT E" initiative; an IC-wide transformational effort to "do in common" based on a shared risk, datacentric, service-oriented IC enterprise.
Before joining the ODNI, Ms. Dorr served in various roles from 1991 to 2007 at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). She managed DIA's email system operations; provided IT support to the National Military Joint Intelligence Center; and directed 24x7 IT operations for DIA's worldwide counterintelligence, measures and signals intelligence, and human intelligence collection directorates. She also led the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System Engineering Team and optimized DIA and Department of Defense general intelligence telecommunications capabilities. As the DIA Chief Architect, she established and maintained the General Defense Intelligence Program IT Enterprise Architecture and re-engineered the Intelligence Campaign Planning processes to include supporting portfolio and funding analyses for business and mission capabilities. Her distinguished DIA career provided significant exposure to all facets of intelligence missions and the design, operations, and safeguarding of the entire defense intelligence IT enterprise.
Ms. Dorr began her intelligence career in 1988 supporting the National Security Agency as a mathematician and digital signals processing engineer. She possesses Bachelors of Science degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin.