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Demchak, Chris C., Thomas, M. (2021).”Can't Sail Away from Cyber Attacks – Sea Hacking From Land.”

https://warontherocks.com/2021/10/cant-sail-away-from-cyber-attacks-sea-hacking-from-land/   Published Online 15Oct2021. War on the Rocks.



Hallman, S., Thomas, M., Stahl A., Plaisent, M., Bernard, P. Thorpe, J. (2008). The Causes, Preventive Actions, and Security Issues of Data Integrity.

Journal of Global Management Research, Vol. 18, article 02, 2008, ISBN #pending, www.gmrJournal.com.


Haran, Terence L.; Higgins, Melinda K.; Thomas, Michael L.Handheld Thermal Imaging for Law Enforcement and Counterdrug Applications,”

2004 SPIE National Conference, July 2004, Orlando, Fl.


Higgins, Melinda (U.S. Department of Defense); Thomas, Michael L. (U.S. Department of Defense) Panel on GIS and Mapping highlighting

National Guard Digital Mapping Server Portal: National GIS Integration and Mapping Support,”  The Sixth Annual International Crime

Mapping Research Conference, NIJ, 2002, Denver, Co.


Higgins, Melinda, (GTRI); Thomas, Michael L. ; Faust, Nick; McCreedy, Frank;  Sample, John; Shaw, Kevin;  Thomas, Rickey;

“National Guard Bureau Digital Mapping Portal – Embodying a GIS One Stop Approach,”  NIJ Crime Mapping Conference, April 2004, Denver Co.


McCreedy, Frank P; Sample John T.;  Ladd William P.;  Thomas Michael L.; Shaw, Kevin B.

Searching and Exploitation of Distributed Geospatial Data Sources via the Naval Research Lab’s Geospatial Information Database (GIDB®) Portal System,”  

2005 SPIE National Conference, July 2005, Orlando, Fl.


Proceedings of SPIE Volume: 5778 Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security

and Homeland Defense IV, Editor(s): Edward M. Carapezza,

“Searching and exploitation of distributed geospatial data sources via the Naval Research Lab’s Geospatial Information Database (GIDBTM) Portal System”

McCreedy Frank P.,.Sample John T, Ladd Will, Thomas Michael L., Shaw, Kevin B.,


STREAM DATA MANAGEMENT Edited by Nauman A. Chaudhry,  University of New Orleans; Kevin Shaw, Naval Research Lab; Mahdi Abdelguerfi,

University of New Orleans; Book Chapter 7 “Managing Distributed Geographical Data Streams with the GIDB Portal, Sample, John T.;  McCreedy, Frank P.;

Thomas, Michael L.; Kluwer Academic Publishers Boston/Dordrecht/London, May 2005.


Sample, John T.; Thomas, Michael L.; McCreedy, Frank P.; Shaw, Kevin B., “The National Guard Bureau’s Digital Mapping System Portal System,”

2003 SPIE National Conference, July 2003, Orlando, Fl.


Sample, John T., McCreedy, Frank P., and Thomas, Michael. "Managing Distributed Geographical Data Streams With the GIDB Portal System."

Chapter 7 in Stream Data Management: Springer, 2005.


Sample, J., McCreedy, F. and Thomas, M, "Managing Distributed Geographical Data Streams With the GIDB Portal."

Kluwer Academic Publishers, December 2004. NRL/7440--03-1001.


Shaw, K., McCreedy, F., Ladner, R., Wilson, R., Warner, E., Katikaneni, U., Sample, J. and Thomas, M.;

An Introduction To NRL’s Geospatial Information Database (GIDB) Portal System. Published in Domain Magazine, March 2003. NRL/JA/7440—03-1002.


Sample, John, Thomas, Michael L., McCreedy, Frank, Shaw, Kevin B.; The National Guard Bureau's Digital Mapping System Portal System.

Presented at the SPIE Defense & Security Symposium, Orlando, FL, April 12-16, 2004. Pages 33-39. NRL/PP/7440--04-1010.


Tanner, Mark A. Director, Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force, Federal Bureau of Investigation; LtCol. Michael L. Thomas, NGB J-3 Technical Projects Officer;

Dr. Melinda K Enforcement Information. Higgins, Senior Research Scientist, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Comprehensive and Affordable GIS Resources – GIS Resources at No Cost IACP 29th Annual Law Management Training Conference and Exposition

May 23-27, 2005 Greensboro, North Carolina.


Thomas, Michael; Plaisent, Michele; Bernard, Bernard, Hallman, Steve; Using GIS and IT to Locate Illegal Crops,”

2004 IIMA Conference, July 2004, Chicago Illinois. (Selected as best conference paper.)


Thomas, Michael; Plaisent, Michele; Bernard, Prosper; Hallman, Steve; “Current Endeavours and Future Ramifications of Global Positioning Systems,”

Journal of Global Management Research  vol 3 no 1 June 2007 issn=1488-4569,  p 29-38.


Thomas, Michael, “NGB CD Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Tools,” 

Plenary Session 3: Information for State and Local Public Safety: Focus on Information Sharing Technologies,

National Institute of Justice Annual Technology Conference, 2003, St Louis, Mo.


Thomas, Michael, “Software Development Effectiveness based on CMM and SPI Frameworks,” 

Sep 2003, a Dissertation in Partial Fulfilment for the Requirements of the Doctor of Business Administration, University Of Sarasota.


Thomas, Michael, “NGB Digital Mapping Technologies in Support of ONDCP Efforts,” 2003 ONDCP International Technology Symposium;

July 2003, San Diego, California.


Thomas, Michael, “Using GIS  for Counterdrug Law Enforcement – a One Stop Approach,"  ESRI Conference 2003, San Diego, California.


Thomas, Michael, Session Chair and co-author, "Panel on National Guard Counterdrug Programs for Marijuana Eradication,"


1.       Marijuana Growth Model and Remote Sensing Technologies for Marijuana Eradication, Co-Presenters:  Dr. Craig Daughtry (USDA - Beltsville, MD) and Mr. Nick Faust (Georgia Tech Research Institute - Atlanta, GA)


2.       The National Guard's Decision Support System for Marijuana Eradication; Presenter: Mr. Jim Matthews (Center for Higher Learning – Stennis Space Center, MS),


3.       Digital Mapping Support for the National Guard Counterdrug Programs Presenter: Mr. Kevin Shaw (Naval Research Lab - Stennis Space  Center, MS); DEA National Conference, April 2003, San Antonio, Tx.


Thomas, Michael, “National Guard GIS and Related Technologies for Counterdrug Law Enforcement," ESRI Conference 2002, San Diego, California. 


Thomas, Michael L., “Statistical Process Control In Software Development” Joint Statistical Meetings in Toronto, August 15-18, 1994, American Statistical Association.


Thomas, Michael L., LtCol (Dr), USAF (USN); Pfeifle, William, CDR, USN; McElhannon, Jacqueline V., CDR (Dr), USN; (May 2008);  Operating At The Convergence Of Sea Power And Cyber Power - Bringing The Fleet Resources To The Joint Force Commander; professional studies paper submitted to the faculty of Air War College in partial fulfillment of the graduation requirements. (selected for the 8th AF Cyber Award in Cyberspace Research)


Thomas, Michael, (2011).Beyond GPS,” Geospatial Intelligence Forum 2011 Volume: 9 Issue: 5 (July/August). http://www.uscgf-kmi.com/mgt-home/333-gif-2011-volume-9-issue-5-julyaugust/4451-beyond-gps.html


Thomas, Michael L. (2011). “Evolution of GPS Systems Architecture and Its Impacts.” Communications of the IIMA 2010 Volume 10 Issue 4. http://www.iima.org/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&download=303:evolution-of-gps-systems-architecture-and-its-impacts&id=53:2010-volume-10-issue-4&Itemid=68


Thomas, Michael L. (2012). "Mapping Evil: A GIS Analysis of the Lord’s Resistance Army of Uganda," GEOWORLD, OCTOBER 2012 Issue. Available at:


Thomas, Michael L. (2012). "An Overview of GeoInt in Locating the Lord's Resistance Army," ESRI Conference 2012, San Diego, California.


Thomas, Michael L. (2012). "CyberGeomatic Intelligence" presentation at San Diego State University, in support of Mapping Ideas, an NSF Project. http://mappingideas.sdsu.edu/?page_id=407


Thomas, Michael L. (2013). "GEOG 597i - Cyber Geography from War to Peace" A new course for the Penn State GeoInt Program located at  https://www.e-education.psu.edu/geog597i_01/ . To be offered in the summer of 2013.


Thomas, Michael L. (2020) “Cyber in the Time of Coronavetted data sources on COVID-19. Updated frequently.


REFERENCES: TS/SCI Security Clearance. Other references available upon request.





DAU Certified Systems Engineer Level II


Certified Geospatial Professional (GISP)


8th AF Cyber Award for Research in Cyberspace


Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt 


Senior Member, American Society for Quality


Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE) ASQ


Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), ASQ


Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Member


American Statistical Association, Member


Institute for Petroleum Engineers, Member