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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

$15M for GPS backup demo part of Congress’ march to terrestrial PNT Posted on 16 Jan 2019 in the Featured Stories & GNSS & Latest News categories.

Administration struggling to keep up. Most observers missed the $5 million for a GPS backup technology demonstration in the U.S. Department of Defense appropriation passed in September. Congressional staff say... Read more»

GPS to get terrestrial backup system Posted on 05 Dec 2018 in the Defense & Featured Stories & GNSS & Latest News categories.

On Dec. 4, President Trump signed the Frank LoBiondo U.S. Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018. Included in that bill was the National Timing Security and Resilience Act of 2018.... Read more»

DOT ignoring GPS vulnerabilities — again Posted on 30 Nov 2018 in the Featured Stories & Latest News & Transportation & UAV/UGV categories.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s most recent document preparing for the future of self-driving cars almost entirely ignores positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) needs, according to the Resilient Navigation and... Read more»

GPS disrupted for maritime in Mediterranean, Red Sea Posted on 15 Nov 2018 in the Featured Stories & GNSS & Latest News & Transportation categories.

The U.S. Maritime Administration issued an expanded advisory for GPS disruptions in the Middle East. The new advisory renews and repeats warnings for the eastern Mediterranean and adds the Port of... Read more»

Expert Opinion: Spoofing attack reveals GPS vulnerability Posted on 08 Aug 2017 in the From the Magazine & Opinions categories.

An apparent mass GPS spoofing attack in June involved more than 20 vessels in the Black Sea and suggests that Russia may be aggressively experimenting with signal disruption and spurious... Read more»