John E. Pike
John Pike is one of America’s leading commentators on defense, space and intelligence policy. He is the director of GlobalSecurity.org, a military and intelligence information Web site that he founded in 2000.
Begining in the early 1980s his analysis provided the public with fresh insight into then-obscure aspects of the intelligence community, including its organization, functioning and budgets. His pioneering work with de-classified and commercial satellite imagery, beginning in the mid-1980s, illuminated both the functioning of this hitherto arcane technology, as well as contemporary and historical policy issues.
Pioneering the public-policy Web site, in the mid-1990s Pike extended his work by making it readily available to the public through the Internet. His close collaboration with print and broadcast journalists facilitated their coverage of these and kindred policy domains.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006.