Robert Crane is a Homeland Security Professional and Advocate for the operational resilience of our Nation's critical infrastructure and end-user communities. In February of 2022, Mr. Crane joined the Institute for Homeland Security at Sam Houston State University in Texas as a Program Manager focusing on critical infrastructure security and resilience. In 2020, Mr. Crane retired from federal civil service after serving as the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) and Positioning-Navigation-Timing (PNT) Resilience Advisor to the Office of Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Crane was responsible for coordinating and aligning national policy on space, the GPS system, complementary PNT capabilities, and civil use of precise time and location-based services, technologies, applications, and data with the infrastructure security, cybersecurity, geospatial-intelligence, information sharing, space, and resilience strategies of the Department. In this role, he also served as the senior DHS advisor to the Space-Based PNT Executive Committee, co-chaired by the Deputy Secretaries of Transportation and Defense, and the Director of the interagency National Coordination Office, located at the Department of Commerce. Previous homeland security assignments included deputy director of the DHS National Security Systems Program, advisor to the U. S. Coast Guard and the DHS on the maritime information sharing environment, and Commander in the Coast Guard Reserve. Commander Crane held a number of active-duty senior officer positions in readiness, contingency, and workforce planning for the marine transportation system, maritime homeland defense, and cutter replacement programs. Contingency assignments for the Coast Guard included multiple midwest U.S. flood operations, Flight TWA 800 search and recovery operations, Year 2000 (Y2K), and enhanced maritime security following the events of 9/11. Commander Crane retired from the Reserve while on active duty in 2004 after 26 plus years of service. Mr. Crane has private sector experience in the transportation, financial services, oil & gas, and agriculture. Mr. Crane holds a B.S., a M.B.A., Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) credentials through the Disaster Recovery Institute International, and membership in the Institute of Navigation, International Association of Emergency Managers, the Association of Contingency Planners, and Reserve Officers Association. Since 2007, Mr. Crane has served as an Adjunct Professor of on-line courses on business continuity, crisis management and critical infrastructure protection for the University of Central Missouri. Mr. Crane serves as an Advisory Board Member, Bachelor’s of Public Services and Master’s of Public Services Homeland Security programs, College of Professional Studies, George Washington University.