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About Dana Goward

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Dana Goward is president of the Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation. He is the proprietor at Maritime Governance LLC. In August 2013, he retired from the federal Senior Executive Service, having served as the maritime navigation authority for the United States. As director of Marine Transportation Systems for the U.S. Coast Guard, he led 12 different navigation-related business lines budgeted at more than $1.3 billion per year. He has represented the U.S. at IMO, IALA, the UN anti-piracy working group and other international forums. A licensed helicopter and fixed-wing pilot, he has also served as a navigator at sea and is a retired Coast Guard Captain.

Posts by Dana Goward

GPS backup demonstration projects explained Posted on 09 Jan 2020 in the Featured Stories & From the Magazine & GNSS & Latest News categories.

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded contracts to 11 companies to demonstrate their technologies’ ability to act as a backup for GPS. We wanted to know a bit more about... Read more»

DoD PNT Task Force Charter: ‘Best investments may be non-GPS’ Posted on 09 Jan 2020 in the Defense & Latest News categories.

Augmenting GPS with other systems was suggested as the most promising area of improvement in a recently released memo establishing a Defense Science Board task force on positioning, navigation and... Read more»

Chinese GPS spoofing circles could hide Iran oil shipments Posted on 17 Dec 2019 in the Featured Stories & GNSS categories.

“GPS spoofing circles” have been discovered at 20 locations along the Chinese coast, according to the non-profit environmental group Skytruth. Of the locations observed, 16 were oil terminals; the others... Read more»

US falling behind protecting GPS/GNSS, civilian users Posted on 04 Dec 2019 in the From the Magazine & GNSS & Opinions categories.

No One Is in Charge Europe’s scattered monitoring of GNSS signals found almost 500,000 interference events over three years. About 59,000 were clearly intentional. European standards for resilient receivers have... Read more»

US efforts pointing to coherent, resilient PNT architecture Posted on 02 Dec 2019 in the GNSS & Latest News categories.

DoT remarks follow China announcement on “comprehensive PNT” The U.S. Department of Transportation “…is seeking the best solutions to ensure that America has a combination of  PNT [positioning, navigation and... Read more»

U.S. Air Force NTS-3 puts PNT in geostationary orbit Posted on 25 Nov 2019 in the GNSS & Latest News & Opinions categories.

The Air Force seems to be on track to experiment with positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) satellites in geostationary orbit. The idea for Navigation Technology Satellite 3 (NTS-3) has been... Read more»

China leads world with plan for ‘comprehensive’ PNT Posted on 15 Nov 2019 in the Featured Stories & GNSS & Latest News categories.

Speaking at the annual Stanford Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Symposium, a Chinese representative described how her nation is building the world’s first resilient and robust, and, in her words,... Read more»

“Unacceptable! Never again!”: EC Deputy on Galileo outage Posted on 05 Nov 2019 in the GNSS & Latest News categories.

Responding to a suggestion about the Galileo outage this past summer to the effect of “these things happen,” a senior European Commission (EC) official pushed back strongly, calling the event... Read more»