Trump taps former CIA employee for senior intel position

President Donald Trump has nominated Susan Gordon to become the next principal deputy director of national intelligence.

Gordon is currently the deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, where she assists in leading the agency and managing the National System of Geospatial Intelligence.

The Senate has received the nomination and referred it to the Select Committee on Intelligence.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence directly reports to the president while also overseeing the U.S. intelligence community. In her new position, Gordon will work closely with the director of national intelligence to assimilate all homeland security and national intelligence in the support of U.S. national security interests.

She began her career with the CIA in 1980 and spent more than 25 years holding numerous positions in the agency.

Previous positions include: director of the CIA Information Operations Center; senior adviser to the CIA director on cyber; executive assistant to the CIA's executive director; special assistant to the CIA director; first-ever director of the Office of Advanced Analytic Tools; and the deputy chief of the Information Operations Center.

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