Steven M. Bova
Steven Bova is a senior subject-matter expert and client advisor supporting a wide range of the firm’s core competencies. As a Vice President, he identifies, manages, mitigates and monitors risks, threats and vulnerabilities associated with organizational, technological and cyber activities. Specifically, this involves leading projects associated with electronic forensics, IT-centric and information security issues, and virtual CIO and CISO services. It also entails providing expert support to major investigations, comprehensive audits of security operations, and independent assessments of police departments.
Steven brings a problem-solving perspective refined by his expertise in several distinct areas. These include (1) expert understanding of information sharing and intelligence driven technologies and associated national guidelines and standards; (2) practical, hands-on experience in its application to complex justice and law enforcement challenges; and (3) a strong track record of leadership in aligning technology with the organization’s mission, business and core operations.
Before joining Hillard Heintze, Steven served on the senior leadership team at Analysts International as Director of the Public Safety / Homeland Security Sector and as a senior subject-matter expert in law enforcement policy, practices, procedures, and technology. He oversaw the establishment of IT protocols and standards for state and local law enforcement agencies – the critical information distribution and intelligence-sharing hubs of today’s integrated justice systems. He ensured that the IT and security protocols complied with specific agency and national standards, including FBI CJIS Policy pertaining to implementation of Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policies; the Global Justice XML Data Model (GJXDM); Justice Reference Architecture (JRA); and the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) to achieve interoperability among participating agencies.
Earlier in his career, Steven served in a senior law enforcement capacity as Bureau Chief within the Information and Technology Command of the Illinois State Police. In this role, he led and directed initiatives to improve information sharing, proactive policing, and analytical analysis among law enforcement agencies and the public to better prepare and secure critical information systems for integrated information sharing across the justice domain.
Steven has served as a board member on the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System, and is a proven authority in many critical law enforcement domains, including intelligence-led policing, proactive and predictive analytics accountability analysis, performance metrics, and departmental operations as well as the policies, business processes, and technologies required to support each of these areas.
Steven has a degree in Business Administration from Indiana State University and has completed coursework as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and Project Management Professional (PMP). He also holds a post-graduate Certificate from Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety, Staff Police and Command School (SPSC #219) where he was honored with the Franklin M. Kremil Leadership Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement Leadership.