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The 2020 Recipient of the Arthur C. Lundahl-Thomas C. Finnie Lifetime Achievement Award

By Eric Van Rees - 13th July 2020 - 07:33

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) announced The Honorable Susan M. Gordon as the 2020 recipient of the Foundation’s Arthur C. Lundahl-Thomas C. Finnie Lifetime Achievement Award.

Gordon is the 16th individual to win this prestigious award. She was recognized as part of USGIF’s virtual GEOConnect Series Main Stage event.

Gordon was sworn in as the fifth principal deputy director of National Intelligence (PDDNI) on August 7, 2017. As PDDNI, Gordon assisted the DNI in leading the Intelligence Community (IC) and managing the ODNI, particularly focused on advancing intelligence integration across the IC, expanding outreach and partnerships, and driving innovation across the IC. Gordon, with nearly three decades of experience in the IC, served in a variety of leadership roles spanning numerous intelligence organizations and disciplines. She served as the deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) from 2015 to 2017. In this role, she helped the director lead the agency and manage the National System of Geospatial Intelligence. Gordon drove NGA’s transformation to meet the challenges of a 21st century intelligence agency. She also championed agile governance, recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce, and expansion of geospatial intelligence services to the open marketplace. She is known for her commitment to diversity and inclusion of women and men of the IC.

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