Ray McGovern CIA Presidential Briefer/ Russian Expert,McGovern was a CIA analyst for 27 years (1963 to 1990), routinely presenting the morning intelligence briefings at the White House. His CIA career began under President John F. Kennedy, and lasted until the Presidency of George H. W. Bush. McGovern chaired National Intelligence Estimates and prepared the President's Daily Brief, and in the mid-1980s was a senior analyst conducting early morning briefings one-on-one with the vice president, the secretaries of State and Defense, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs and the assistant to the president for national security. At his retirement in 1990, McGovern received the CIA's Intelligence Commendation Medal.
He worked as an officer for the CIA, where he was responsible for the analysis of Soviet policy in Vietnam.