Former intelligence official Sue Gordon has been added to MITRE’s board of trustees, bringing over 30 years’ experience in public service.
“Sue’s expertise will help MITRE advance integration and innovation across the intelligence community, strengthening our whole-of-nation approach to national security,” said Jason Providakes, MITRE president and CEO.
Gordon was principal deputy director of national intelligence at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where she advised the president on intelligence matters and provided operational leadership across the intelligence community.
“I look forward to her insights and leadership as MITRE expands our national security efforts to include the security of our economy and industrial base, our borders and climate, critical U.S. research and development investments, and the national airspace from ground to space,” Providakes added.
Gordon also served as deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and prior to that, spent 29 years at the CIA holding senior executive positions in each of the agency’s four directorates: operations, analysis, science and technology, and support.
At the CIA, Gordon was involved in monumental operations like those confronting Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. She also led the establishment of the CIA’s venture arm, In-Q-Tel. Today, she is a fellow at Duke and Harvard Universities and serves on boards including CACI International, Avantus Federal and BlackSky.