5 Questions for PDDNI Susan Gordon

Susan Gordon
Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence (PDDNI)

The Principal Deputy Director for National Intelligence (PDDNI) Susan Gordon spoke at the recent Cipher Brief Threat Conference about  how technology and the role of the private sector are changing the way the U.S. Government must think about, and prepare, for future threats. 

Gordon’s approach to the mission has been to openly and broadly share her thoughts on the magnitude of the threat the U.S. is facing.   

It’s a kind of straight talk that she says is necessary to foster more innovative approaches to problem solving.   The Cipher Brief asked her to expand on a few of the topics she covered, in these 5 questions:

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The Author is Susan Gordon

Susan M. Gordon was sworn in as the fifth Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence (PDDNI) on August 7, 2017. As PDDNI, Ms. Gordon assisted the DNI in leading the Intelligence Community (IC) and managing the ODNI. In particular, she focused on advancing intelligence integration across the IC, expanding outreach and partnerships, and driving innovation across the Community. With nearly three decades of experience in the IC, Ms. Gordon has served in a variety of leadership roles... Read More

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