Image: New board members Jeff Hathaway and Pauline Cook join President Dana A. Goward recognizing Senators Cruz and Markey for their work on and passage of the National Timing Resilience and Security Act of 2018.
The Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation announces its board of directors for the 2019 to 2021 term. The board was selected from a field of candidates with strong backgrounds in navigation and public policy, and who had no financial interests in the outcome of the foundation’s pubic and leader education efforts.
Chairman of the Board, Vice President, Director
Mr. Martin Faga sits on the boards of several corporations. He previously served for six years as the CEO of MITRE Corporation, a non-profit technology and engineering firm. He also served as an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force and Director of the National Reconnaissance Office, and earlier worked in several capacities in the intelligence community and as a congressional staff member. A Senior Adviser to Strategic Command’s Purposeful Interference Response Team, he is also a subject matter expert for the National PNT Advisory Board.
President & Director
Mr. Dana Goward is retired from the federal Senior Executive Service having served as the maritime navigation authority for the United States. As Director, Marine Transportation Systems for the US Coast Guard, he led 12 different navigation-related business lines budgeted at over $1.3B/yr. He has represented the US 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. Mr. Goward is a member of the National PNT Advisory Board and is a Senior Adviser to Strategic Command’s Purposeful Interference Response Team.
Having led U.S. maritime navigation safety programs, committees and delegations at home and abroad, Ms Pauline Cook is a practical navigator with firsthand experience with PNT and GPS. Her experience includes leading navigation teams in open ocean transits and congested waters. As the Captain of a minimally crewed ship and Commanding Officer of a regional Vessel Traffic Center, she led the integration of Civil GPS into shipboard and shore-side use. Finally, as a marine safety professional and a maritime search and rescue coordinator, PNT and GPS were highly valued in the prevention of marine accidents and the saving of lives.
Rear Admiral (ret) Jeff Hathaway is a 33 year U.S. Coast Guard veteran and currently president of Security Shield Associates, a homeland and national security consulting company. Jeff commanded several major Coast Guard cutters, performing law enforcement and national security duties from Alaska’s Bering Sea to the southern Caribbean Sea. He also served as the Navy’s first director of worldwide anti-terrorism and force protection as well as managing operational policy for all Coast Guard navigational services. Admiral Hathaway holds post-graduate degrees in business and national security strategy and serves on the board of several non-profit organizations.
Mr. William Porter is a retired submarine captain and President of Global Shift LLC, a thriving small business he formed in 2008 serving US Defense and Homeland Security sectors with innovative, secure, and cost-effective technology and communications solutions. During his 28 year Navy career William served as Commanding Officer of USS Nebraska (SSBN-739), NAVSEA Program Manager for Strategic and Attack Submarines (PMS 392), and Senior Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. He has broad top-level knowledge of the federal acquisition system and the DoD financial and program management environments.
Mr. Greg Winfree is the Director of the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. TTI is a leader in developing innovative solutions across all modes of transportation. From 2010 to 2016 he served as Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology at the U.S. Department of Transportation. In this role he led the department’s research and development, and university programs, and led civil positioning, navigation, and timing for the federal government. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and has served as chief counsel for several major corporations.
Note: Ms Kimberly Painter remains on the RNTF leadership team as Treasurer, but is not a member of the Board of Directors.