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Melbourne - Thomas R. Shaw, passed away June 3, 2018 after a battle with cancer. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma and Greenwich, CT, he moved to Melbourne, Florida, attended Florida Institute of Technology. He worked for Radiation & Harris Engineering Corporation and led several departments in groundbreaking areas.

Thomas R. Shaw was principal in the development and implementation of the first weather satellite systems utilized by the Federal Government. He also led projects on National Fire Suppression and Cybersecurity from its earliest beginnings.

After working for 30 years, Thomas R. Shaw left Harris and became an independent contractor, working for engineering firms such as Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, and the Department of Defense.

He expanded his Cybersecurity work and was currently one of the world's foremost experts on email Security. In recent years he had been called several times to speak before Congress and advise the Federal Governement's IT departments on the current threats and possible avenues to ensure our national Cybersecurity.

Thomas R. Shaw was happily married to wife, Renee, for 45 years. They have travelled to over 35 countries and their Canadian Island cottage. They have lived in Melbourne Beach, FL on the water for 45 years. He is also survived by his mother, Dorothy Cholnoky, and brothers, John Cholnoky and Peter Cholnoky, and their families.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mayo Cancer Research at mayoclinic.org
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on June 6, 2018
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