Susan E. Lane is the Director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Intelligence. As director, Ms. Lane manages intelligence functions within ICE and its field operations including programmatic oversight, budget, policy and security. This includes seeing that intelligence is developed or received, analyzed and disseminated to ICE executive management and operational units.
A 24 year veteran in the intelligence field, with the last 12 with ICE or one of its predecessor organizations, she had been acting assistant director since the beginning of 2007. Prior to that assignment, Ms. Lane was the first unit chief for the ICE National Security Integration Center (NSIC), which collocated operational and intelligence personnel to identify actionable national security intelligence. She began her service in ICE headquarters in 2004 as the unit chief for the ICE National Security & Threat Protection (NSTP) Unit. NSTP was responsible for providing oversight and guidance to ICE agents assigned to Joint Terrorism Task Forces across the nation.
Earlier in her career she was the first supervisor of the Los Angeles Seaport Investigations group, Group Supervisor for a Financial - Money Laundering Investigations group, spent three years as a senior special agent assigned to the San Diego Financial Task Force and before that as a US Customs special agent assigned to El Centro, California.
Ms. Lane began her career as an operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency from 1983 to 1993.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of San Diego.