While many are waiting for President Trump to fill many key government leadership positions, he did make one announcement that will strengthen the overall capabilities of the Intelligence Community (IC).
Last week, the administration announced that Sue Gordon will be tapped to be the Deputy Director in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Gordon is currently the Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), and has been serving in this role since January 2015.
As highlighted in this recent FedScoop article, Gordon has 25 years of experience at the CIA – before joining the NGA – where she worked her way up from being an analyst to become Information Operations Center and the CIA director’s senior adviser on cybersecurity. In addition, she is a respected leader in the GEOINT Community, was instrumental in enhancing the NGA’s acquisition process, and pushed the agency to better embrace the cloud.
To get a better sense of her efforts at the NGA, here’s a video interview with Gordon from the GEOINT 2016 Conference, hosted by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF).
For obtaining a key IC leadership role where she can advance overall mission success, we are naming Gordon as this week’s GovTransformer. Stay tuned for our ongoing coverage of other federal executives and their agencies, as well as industry members, that are truly transforming how they support mission goals through the most effective use of IT.