The Honorable Sue Gordon
30-Year National Security Leader and Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence
Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Susan M. Gordon is a former senior intelligence official and a renowned expert on strategy, innovation, and leadership. Gordon advises on technology, space, cyber, and global security. Gordon was the second highest ranking officer in the U.S. intelligence Community as the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence from 2017 to 2019. In this role, she was the principal advisor to the President and National Security Council on intelligence matters, and managed ODNI’s relationships with both the public and private sector. Additionally, she oversaw the transformation of the planning, guidance, and execution of the combined 17-agency, multibillion-dollar budget. Prior to ODNI, Gordon served as the Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Gordon spent over three decades at the CIA where she held executive leadership positions in analysis, support, operations, and science and technology.
As a Rubenstein Fellow at Duke University, Gordon also teaches courses in political science and public policy on issues related to national security and leadership in the public sphere. Ms. Gordon also serves on several advisory boards including CACI International, E3/ Sentinel, Pallas Advisors, Primer.AI, and the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation. She also advises several companies, including Microsoft Corporation.