Join AFCEA Hawaii on Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 at 1300 HST to hear Mr. Phil Bove – National Intelligence Manager for East Asia, Office of the Director of National Intelligence. We’re honored to have Mr. Bove be our guest speaker for the month of July.
In February 2020, Philip Bove became the U.S. Intelligence Community’s National Intelligence Manager for East Asia. He is responsible for overseeing and integrating the Intelligence Community’s collection, analytic, counterintelligence and resource-related activities regarding East Asia. Mr. Bove is the personal representative of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) on East Asian matters, and serves as the DNI’s focal point for the integration of all activities in the region. Career highlights before becoming NIM-EA include:
From September 2016 until February 2020, Mr. Bove led the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Workforce Development Group. He ensured that the NSA workforce was provided continuous and integrated career, skills and leader development opportunities. Through his leadership of the agency’s Strategic Workforce Planning and Succession Management missions, he also ensured that NSA has the workforce it will need in the future. Also responsible for Leader Development of the NSA workforce, Mr. Bove led activities and built inclusive strategies to ensure that all employees have opportunities to unleash their potential through leadership development in every domain: leading self, leading others, leading functions, and leading in the Community.
From September 2015 until September 2016, Mr. Bove led Analysis & Production’s (A&P) Strategy, Programs and Performance activities. In this capacity his principal function was to serve as A&P’s Investment Portfolio Manager, responsible for current execution of the Analysis Portfolio, as well as development of new program builds.
From September 2012 to September 2015, Mr. Bove was the Director of National Intelligence Representative (DNI REP) to U.S. Pacific Command, and also served as the Director of NSA Representative to the Command and Chief of NSA Pacific. In these capacities, Mr. Bove ensured unity of effort and synchronization among all IC representatives to the Command, while leading activities that optimized the U.S. Cryptologic System for meeting PACOM and national requirements focused on the Asia-Pacific.
From September 2009 until September 2012, Mr. Bove was the Senior Civilian and Vice Commander of NSA Hawai’i. In partnership with the Commander, Mr. Bove led a 3000+ workforce comprised of military members from all services, civilians and contractors focused on SIGINT production and defensive cyber against a wide range of Pacific-theater and National requirements.
From August 2005 until September 2009, Mr. Bove was NSA’s Global Capability Manager for the China and North Korea SIGINT Mission. While overseeing the NSA analytic effort, he also synchronized activities and aligned priorities with NSA’s collection, technology, research and human capital organizations to ensure mission success for the China and North Korea mission set.
From Spring 2004 (when he was promoted to Senior Executive) until August 2005, Mr. Bove was the NSA Analytic lead on two SIGINT Directorate cross-functional collaborative integration teams, one on Counterterrorism issues, the other on the Asia-Pacific.
Prior to being elevated to the senior ranks, Mr. Bove filled a variety of mid- and executive-level management positions associated with the Russia, Counterterrorism, North Korea and China missions at the National Security Agency. He began his intelligence career in February 1979 as a Russian language-analyst and Soviet Subject-Matter Expert.
Mr. Bove was born in New Jersey and also lived in Mystic, Connecticut. He earned his BA in Russian language and Soviet Area Studies from Drew University in Madison, NJ in 1978, then went on to get his Master Degree in Modern Russian Language from The George Washington University in 1983. He also studied Russian and Soviet Area Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany, and attended the Department of Defense’s CAPSTONE Program in 2010 while serving as the Vice Commander of NSA Hawai’i. He currently lives in Ellicott City, MD, with his wife Masha, who retired from NSA in 2009 after serving for 30 years. They have two children: Sara, who has an MA from the University of Maryland, is a high school foreign language teacher in Columbia, MD. Andrew, who has his MA in Cultural Anthropology from GWU, is an analyst for a consulting firm in Washington, DC. Mr. Bove enjoys travel, music, reading, hiking, biking, swimming, and ocean kayaking.