Deputy Associate Director for Enterprise National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Dr. Philip RITCHESON currently serves as NGA's Deputy Associate Director for Enterprise. In this Agency-level senior leadership position he: enables the Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) Functional Manager's execution of authorities; develops the requirements for future GEOINT capabilities; synchronizes NGA's mission activities with strategic priorities, planning and programming guidance; and he leads the day to-day operations and responsibilities associated with the Enterprise Directorate.Prior to this assignment, Dr. Ritcheson served as the Deputy Director, International Affairs at NGA. His responsibilities included leading the day-to-day operations of lA, the operationalization of NGA's 100 international activities, and he led the DNI's Commercial Remote Sensing Working Group. Prior to this, Dr. Ritcheson served as the Director, Source Strategies Office at NGA. He was responsible for conducting global collection management of all geospatially-relevant sources against world-wide targets in peace, crisis, and war. He was also responsible for implementing a transformative effort that developed the first integrated collection strategy teams. Prior to joining NGA, Dr. Ritcheson served as the senior military intelligence officer at NATO HQ as the Director for Intelligence, the Director of the NATO Intelligence Warning System and as Chairman, Military Intelligence Committee. He increased the quality and quantity of all-source analysis, was a key leader in developing NATO's Joint ISR capability, and increased the relevance and impact of NATO's 28 Directors of Military Intelligence. Prior to his NATO assignment, Dr. Ritcheson served in seniorleadership positions at the NRO. He was responsible for providing operational support to forward forces and identifying rapid acquisition requirements and then was selected to establish the Office of Polic and Strategy, solidifying the NRO's lead role in the IC for space policy-related issues.
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