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Sue Gordon: Intelligence Community Should ‘Reimagine’ How it Uses Data

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Jeff Brody
Sue Gordon

Sue Gordon, principal deputy director of national intelligence and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said the intelligence community needs to reassess how it adopts data and digital connectedness as it faces a new inflection point, C4ISRNET reported Monday. 

“We find ourselves again at a point where we have to reimagine how this magical mission of intelligence is going to be effective, because this is a world where the threats are to and through information,” Gordon said during her keynote speech at the GEOINT 2019 Conference in San Antonio. “It is a world of ubiquitous technology, of digital connectedness and data abundance and those three things are so different and will challenge so many things that we thought,” she added.

Gordon said she believes the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has been the first agency within IC to consider how to use data and become more open to commercial innovation.