Susan M. Gordon has 25 years of experience with CIA and has served in senior leadership positions in all four directorates. She joined the Agency in 1980 as an analyst in the Office of Scientific and Weapons Research in the Directorate of Intelligence (DI), responsible primarily for the telemetry analysis of foreign space and missile systems.
Ms. Gordon has held a succession of management positions to include an assignment in the Directorate of Science and Technology's (DS&T) Office of Development and Engineering where she worked on both national 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 initial implementation of
In-Q-Tel, a private, non-profit company whose primary purpose is to deliver innovative technology solutions for the Agency and the Intelligence Community.
Returning from an seven year hiatus to raise her children, in 2007 she was appointed Director of Special Activities in the DS&T, focusing on supporting counter proliferation and counterterrorism efforts and the intelligence community focal point for the related biological research, development and engineering capabilities for collection and operations.
Most recently, Ms. Gordon served as Deputy Chief, Information Operations Center from September 2009 to December 2011.
Ms. Gordon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology (Biomechanics) from Duke University.