Robert Crane is the Senior Homeland Security Advisor to the National Coordination Office for the U.S. Policy on Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) in Washington, D.C.. The office serves the Executive Committee composed of the Deputy Secretaries, and facilitates interagency collaboration and transparency around PNT, including GPS, programs, policies, budgets, activities, and risk management. Since joining the Department of Homeland Security in 2005, Mr. Crane is responsible for coordinating and aligning national policy on space, the Global Positioning System and its augmentations with geospatial intelligence, information sharing, infrastructure protection, cybersecurity, and resilience strategies of the Department. Mr. Crane previously served as the Deputy Director of the Department’s National Security Systems program, an advisor to the U. S. Coast Guard and the Department on the maritime information sharing environment, and Commander in the Coast Guard Reserve, holding a number of active duty positions in maritime homeland defense, readiness and contingency planning, and workforce management prior to his retirement in 2004. He also has experience in financial services, agriculture, oil & gas, and transportation sectors. In addition to his civil service, Mr. Crane currently serves as an adjunct professor in Business Continuity, Crisis Management and Infrastructure Studies at the University of Central Missouri.