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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

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»

Report: DoD drone spoofed GPS on small aircraft Posted on 12 Feb 2020 in the Defense & Latest News & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

A small aircraft’s encounter with a likely military drone near Edwards Air Force Base resulted in navigation failure, according to a report filed with NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System. In... Read more»

$24K pledged to open David Last Memorial Scholarship Fund Posted on 05 Feb 2020 in the GNSS & Latest News categories.

The Resilient Navigation and Timing (RNT) Foundation is leading a drive to establish a scholarship fund in honor of the late Professor David Last. Professor Last was one of the... Read more»

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»