Susan M. Gordon was appointed Deputy Director, Information Operations Center in September 2009.
Ms. Gordon is a 34-year CIA veteran; she joined the Agency in 1980 as an analyst in the Office of Scientific and Weapons research (OSWR) in the Directorate of Intelligence, responsible primarily for the telemetry analysis of foreign space and missile systems. Ms. Gordon has held a succession of management position to include an assignment in the Directorate of Science and Technology’s Office of Development and Engineering where she worked on both National Overhead systems and new concept development. In 1995 she was selected as an Executive Assistant for the Executive Director/CIA. In 1996 she became the architect and first Director of the Office of Advanced Analytic Tools, a joint DI/DS&T endeavor. In 1998 she was the Special Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence responsible for the design and implementation of the nonprofit corporation, In-Q-Tel, a revolutionary information technology access and acquisition concept. In 2007 she was appointed Director of Special Activities in the Directorate of Science and Technology focusing on the supporting counter proliferation and counterproliferation and counterterrorism efforts and the intelligence community focal point for the related biological research, development and engineering capabilities for collection and operations. Over the course of her career, she received two Director’s Awards and the Distinguished Intelligence Medal as well as the Arthur S. Fleming Award in 1996 as one of the Federal Government’s Top Ten Young Officials.
Ms. Gordon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology (Biomechanics) from Duke University. She is married with two children – both of whom have chosen to serve their country.