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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

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»

US 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»

U.S. Army partners with UT Austin, Texas A&M System for advanced PNT Posted on 30 Oct 2019 in the Featured Stories & GNSS & Latest News categories.

This month, the University of Texas at Austin became a major research hub for the U.S. Army Futures Command. On Oct. 12, the Futures Command broke ground on a $130... Read more»

Parkinson questions long delay resolving Ligado issue Posted on 22 Oct 2019 in the Featured Stories & GNSS categories.

Tells Space Advisory group spectrum issues a concern for all Speaking to a gathering of space industry leaders, Dr. Brad Parkinson, the original chief architect for establishment of the Global... Read more»

EU contracting for GNSS interference detection network Posted on 17 Oct 2019 in the GNSS & Latest News categories.

Request for proposals to be issued The Official Journal of the European Union (EU) will publish a funding opportunity in the near future for a GNSS “Advanced Interference Detection and... Read more»