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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

New GPS ‘circle spoofing’ moves ship locations thousands of miles Posted on 26 May 2020 in the Featured Stories & GNSS & Latest News categories.

New research by Bjorn Bergman of the environmental non-profit SkyTruth has found ships in various parts of the world reporting locations thousands of miles away and circling at precisely 20... Read more»

Space threat report catalogs China, Russia, jamming and GPS Posted on 29 Apr 2020 in the GNSS & Latest News & Opinions categories.

America’s space assets are in danger from an array of kinetic, non-kinetic, electronic and cyber threats. These are wielded by nation states, primarily China, Russia, Iran and North Korea, though... Read more»

GPS circle spoofing discovered in Iran Posted on 21 Apr 2020 in the Defense & GNSS & Latest News categories.

In March, the U.S. government received an unusual inquiry about GPS disruptions. It was from a user in Iran reporting what appeared to be “circle spoofing” — a phenomenon that... Read more»

Russia-CIS navigation plan emphasizes GNSS, Loran, inertial Posted on 10 Apr 2020 in the Latest News categories.

On Oct. 24, 2019, representatives from 11 nations met in Moscow and agreed to a “Radio Navigation Development Plan for Participating Commonwealth of Independent States for 2019 to 2024.” The... Read more»

USDOT seeks university to help secure automated navigation Posted on 31 Mar 2020 in the Latest News & Opinions & Transportation categories.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced competitive grant solicitation for a new University Transportation Center (UTC) specifically on Highly Automated Transportation Research. “People will not be comfortable getting into an... Read more»

US Coast Guard protests GPS disruption to UN body: ‘urgent issue’ Posted on 26 Mar 2020 in the Latest News & Transportation categories.

Responding to a plea from 14 maritime organizations in the fall of 2019, the U.S. Coast Guard has protested disruption of GPS and GNSS signals to the International Maritime Organization... Read more»

DOT holds first GPS backup technology demonstration Posted on 16 Mar 2020 in the Featured Stories & GNSS & Latest News categories.

Notes from DoT GPS Backup Demos – Part I Government officials, advisors and congressional staff gathered at NASA’s Langley Research Center on March 13. They were there to discuss the... Read more»

PNT Executive Order helpful, but delays market solutions Posted on 20 Feb 2020 in the GNSS & Latest News & Opinions categories.

On Feb. 12, the White House released an “Executive Order on Strengthening National Resilience through Responsible Use of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Services.” It is gratifying to see White House... Read more»