Advisory Board

Thomas J. Cowper, MPA

Thomas J. Cowper, MPA is a police executive with 29 years police service currently developing and applying information age technologies to law enforcement, public safety, and government operations.
Tom is a former 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 is presenting Networked Government: The 21st Century Agency at WorldFuture 2012.
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. He 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, Tom earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from LeTourneau University in 1978, and his Master’s degree in Public Administration from Marist College in 2001. 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. He also speaks extensively on these topics at conferences, symposiums, and seminars.
Tom authored Molecular Manufacturing and 21st Century Policing, The Myth of the “Military Model” of Leadership in Law Enforcement, and Network Centric Policing: Alternative or Augmentation to the Neighborhood-Driven Policing Model?, and coauthored Improving Our View of the World: Police and Augmented Reality Technology. Read his LinkedIn profile.