Thomas J. Cowper is a police executive with 22 years police service currently developing and applying information age technologies to law enforcement, public safety and government operations. He is the 2nd Vice President for the Society of Police Futurists International (PFI), a graduate of the FBI National Academy and a member of the FBI Futures Working Group (FWG), a collaborative partnership between the FBI and PFI whose mission is to develop strategies for the future of law enforcement. He has worked with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Office of Naval Research on developing police and homeland security applications for several emerging technologies being developed for the military. Mr. Cowper is also a Special Representative to the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology and serves on the National Advisory Board for the Accelerating Studies Foundation. A former Marine Corps infantry officer Mr. Cowper has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from LeTourneau University, and a master's degree in Public Administration from Marist College. He has written several book chapters and numerous articles for popular magazines and peer reviewed journals regarding the use of technology by law enforcement and government. Mr. Cowper also speaks extensively on these topics at conferences, symposiums and seminars.