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Daniel S. Goddard, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York.

The Information Directorate is the Air Force's and nation's premier research organization for command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) and cyber technologies. The mission of the Information Directorate is to explore, prototype and demonstrate high-impact, game-changing technologies that enable the Air Force and nation to maintain its superior technical advantage.

As Director, Mr. Goddard leads basic research and advanced development activities in information exploitation, information fusion, information understanding and management, cyber operations, connectivity and networks, command and control, and advanced computing architectures. He oversees a workforce of more than 1,200 military, civilians and on-site contractors, and executes an annual budget of over $1.3 billion, including $184 million in core funding.

The Information Directorate draws on a long tradition of excellence researching and developing revolutionary technologies such as satellite communications, long-distance radios, phased array radars, computer networks and software, and electronic reliability tests and standards.

These advances became beneficial not only to the nation’s military, but its citizens’ everyday lives as well. The transistor, the integrated circuit, the personal computer, the laser and the compact disc all advanced from research at the Information Directorate.

The Information Directorate encompasses a 65-acre campus with state-of-the-art laboratories for research and development. The Air Force Research Laboratory at the Rome Research Site is a preeminent research and technology center for the Air Force and serves as an important benefactor to the five surrounding counties’ economy. Additionally the Information Directorate owns two unique off-site testing facilities covering 378 acres.

1987 Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, San Diego State University, San Diego, Calif. 
1992 Masters of Science, Project & Systems Management, Golden Gate University, Edwards AFB, Calif. 
1996 Masters of Science, Mechanical Engineering, California State University, Northridge 
2000 Air Command and Staff College, by seminar
2002 Air War College, by seminar

1987 - 1987, Missile Integration Engineer, B-1B CTF, 412th TW, AFFTC, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. 
1987 - 1988, Missile Integration Engineer, Tacit Rainbow CTF, 412th TW, AFFTC, Edwards AFB, Calif. 
1988 - 1993, Lead Avionics Engineer, TSSAM, 6519th FLTS, 412th TW, AFFTC, Edwards AFB, Calif.
1994 - 1996, Chief, B-2 Offensive Avionics Branch, 420th FLTS, 412th TW, AFFTC, Edwards AFB, Calif. 
1996 - 1997, F-16 FMS Project Manager, 416th FLTS, 412th TW, AFFTC, Edwards AFB, Calif. 
1997 - 2003, Chief, Special Projects Division, 412th TW, AFFTC, Edwards AFB, Calif. 
2003 - 2008, Director of Projects, GPF CTF, 412th TW, AFFTC, Edwards AFB, Calif. 
2008 - 2010, Director, 76th SMXG, 76th MXW, OC-ALC, Tinker AFB, Okla. 
2010 - 2016, Technical Director, HQ AFMC/A3, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 
2016 - Present, Director, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York. 

2008 Department of the Air Force Award for Civilian Achievement
2010 Department of the Air Force Award for Exemplary Civilian Service
2014 Department of the Air Force Award for Civilian Achievement
2015 Department of the Air Force Award for Meritorious Civilian Service

Level III, Program Management
Level III, Test and Evaluation
Level III, Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering
Level II, Science and Technology Management 

Certified Information Systems Security Professional 

International Test and Evaluation Association 
Software Engineering Institute 
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (2014-2015 Vice President for Education: Dayton-Wright Chapter)

Ahner, D., Goddard, D., Kensler, J.  "Air Force Enterprise Effort to Improve the Acquisition Workforce in Testing" International Test & Evaluation Association Journal, June 2014

(Current as of September 2017)


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