Mr. Dana Goward, is President of the Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation, a scientific and educational charity dedicated to protecting GPS/GNSS signals and users. Foundation efforts include advocating for stronger laws and better enforcement against jamming and spoofing, encouraging use of disruption resistant receivers, and high-power terrestrial PNT signals to complement those from space. He is the recipient of the Institute of Navigation’s 2022 Norman P. Hays award for inspirational leadership.
He retired in 2013 from the U.S. federal Senior Executive Service as the nation’s maritime navigation authority, with 12 business lines budgeted at over $1.3B/yr. Mr. Goward has represented the U.S. at the International Maritime Organization, the UN anti-piracy working group, and other international forums.
A career Coast Guard officer, among his many assignments were command of the Coast Guard’s Air Station in New Orleans and leadership of the service’s nationwide boat operations as the first Chief, Office of Boat Forces. He has been recognized for his rescue of two fisherman by helicopter at the height of hurricane Chantal, and as “the father” of the Coast Guard’s helicopter rescue swimmer program. He retired from uniformed service as a Captain in 2003.
Mr. Goward is a member of the President’s National Space-Based PNT Advisory Board, a senior advisor to Space Command’s Purposeful Interference Response Team, is an emeritus Chairman of the Board for the Association for Rescue at Sea, and the proprietor at Maritime Governance, LLC.