Rear Admiral (retired) James Basil Godwin III transitioned from the United States Navy in 2006 after 33 years of service, which included extensive experience in critical program and fiscal management, systems integration, problem solving and successful program delivery in the Defense domain. He joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in October 2014 and served as the Senior Vice President for Naval and Maritime programs with Burdeshaw Associates in Bethesda, MD from April to October 2014.
He possesses extensive experience within the defense, aerospace, naval, information technology, cybersecurity, and management sectors, including vice president positions at Athena Industries (now Rockwell Collins), Dynamics Analytics & Test, and Northrop Grumman Information Systems. At Northrop Grumman, he was cyber security lead for Defense Systems and Defense Technology and was responsible for emerging cyber technology development and systems integration of product offerings. Previously, Godwin served as the Direct Reporting Program Manager, Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) and then as first Program Executive Officer, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO(EIS)). In this capacity, he managed the largest IT services contract in the world with expenditures exceeding $1.4 billion per year.
Godwin holds board positions at various entities including Co-Chairman of NDIA Cyber Division, Member of the Board of Directors at Cyber Aces Foundation, and Senior Fellow at EastWest Institute. He holds Defense Acquisition Workforce Level 3 Certification, a BS in Civil Engineering, and is currently obtaining an Executive MBA at George Mason University.