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. Rear Admiral Godwin is a decorated Naval Aviator with fleet assignments in both the A-7 Corsair II and the F/A-18 Hornet with more than 4500 flight hours embarked in numerous Carrier Air Wings and Carrier Strike Groups. He joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in October 2014.

He served as the Senior Vice President for Naval and Maritime programs with Burdeshaw Associates in Bethesda, Maryland from April to October 2014.

He is Founder and President of BriteWerx, Inc., a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing consulting services in the aerospace, information technology, cyber and disruptive technology development fields.

From 2006 to 2012, he held vice president positions within the defense industry, including Athena Technologies (now Rockwell Collins), Dynamic Analytics & Test and Northrop Grumman Information Systems. During this time he was the cybersecurity lead for the Defense Systems and Defense Technology Divisions within the Northrop Grumman Information Systems Sector.

From 2004-2006, Rear Admiral Godwin served as the Direct Reporting Program Manager, Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) and then as the 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.


Senior Fellow, EastWest Institute; Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Public Sector

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