Last Updated: Dec 27, 2016

It depends. If you are a US federal government employee, YES, they may reformat it and sell it as long as they credit you as the author.  

US military and US federally-employed civilian students are US federal government employees. US copyright protection is not available for any work of the United States Government, including those works produced as part of a NPS student's official duties.

Some vendors get around the author crediting by stripping off all front-matter to the Table of Contents and changing the “author” to Naval Postgraduate School; or by converting NPS theses to a new format – Kindle – and adds his name as an editor but credits the actual author.


If you are a non-US federal government employee, probably NO, but IT DEPENDS on your contractual agreement with your employer/agency.  Check with your legal counsel and they can issue a cease-and-desist if it is not appropriate. Go to the NPS Students and Copyright link below to learn more.


Note:
NPS students and their faculty advisors sign thesis/dissertation/capstone release agreements that permit NPS-student authored works to be distributed to NPS and DoD websites in accordance with the security classification(s) and distribution statement(s) selected by the author(s).


Suggestion:
Go to the Amazon page for your thesis/dissertation/report, write a Customer Review, and give people a link to the free version via Calhoun, the NPS Institutional Archive, and other sources such as DTIC (links provided below).

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