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       A maritime security analyst with decades in government intelligence writes about terrorist threats at sea and his pioneering role in building a satellite surveillance system in the post 9/11 urgency. Guy Thomas’s work “prevented the  proverbial rusty freighter sailing into New York Harbor with a nuclear device,” one intelligence expert observed.

       Geo. Guy Thomas Thomas, a quadruple qualified (surface, air,submarine, space) retired Navy commander, warns that American ports remain vulnerable as he presses for global cooperation in patrolling the seas from space for safety and security. Thomas has been nominated for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement, “for overcoming severe obstacles and dramaticallychanging the maritime world by lifting the veil of opaqueness enshrouding the seas.”

       The maritime innovations he brought about have been referred to as a paradigm shift in the maritime world on the order of radar, the steam engine,and the screw propeller.

Sentinels of the Seas: Satellite AIS and the Birth of Global Maritime Awareness

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