Mike Roskind is currently with National Risk Management Center (NRMC), as the Section Chief for the Strategic Defense Initiatives, working as the lead for DHS in responding to Executive Order 13905 Responsible Use of Position Navigation and Timing (PNT). These roles include research and development into alternate timing sources and risk mitigation for critical infrastructure owners’ dependencies and often over dependencies on Global Positioning System (GPS) PNT services.
Mr. Roskind graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and was commissioned into the US Navy in 1982. His active duty assignments as a Naval Flight Officer included flying S-3A Viking aircraft as an Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer as well as flying EA-6B Prowler aircraft as an Electronic Countermeasures Officer; Mr. Roskind flew numerous electronic warfare defense suppression combat missions during Operation Desert Storm.
Mr. Roskind joined the Seattle Police Department in 1992 and worked patrol operations until he transitioned to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office in 1997, as a Deputy Sheriff. In 2003, he left full-time law enforcement to work in private industry with Wireless Facilities Government Services, Inc., San Diego.
Mr. Roskind has a Masters Degree in Strategic Planning from the University of Washington’s College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Elected to a four-year term as a City Councilman for the City of Woodinville Washington, Mr. Roskind resigned in September 2007, two years into the term in order to accept his DHS position. Mr. Roskind’s City Council assignments included Chairing the King County Regional Law, Safety and Justice Committee for the Suburban Cities Association, representing approximately 600,000 residents