John E. Pike

Monday, March 6, 2006

John Pike is one of America’s leading commentators on defense, space and
intelligence policy. He is the director of, 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.