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DECEMBER 19, 2000 202-728-0800
JOHN PIKE LAUNCHES NEW ORGANIZATION
Washington, D.C. -- John Pike, one of America's leading experts on defense, space and intelligence policy, has launched GlobalSecurity.org, a new nonprofit nonpartisan organization dedicated to promoting international peace and security.
Focusing on innovative approaches to the emerging security challenges of the new millennium, the organization will provide analysis and commentary on weapons proliferation, military affairs, intelligence and space policy.
"GlobalSecurity.org builds on our previous public education efforts, and will provide enhanced Internet content for the public, policy makers, and the news media," according to Pike, one of Washington's most highly respected and frequently quoted security policy analysts.
Pike worked for nearly two decades at the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), where he pioneered use of new information technologies to inform the public policy debate. Pike developed the Federation's award winning website, and was personally responsible for creating most of the site's online content. He has also been at the forefront of utilizing satellite imagery to identify worldwide weapons facilities. Pike is widely noted for his encyclopedic knowledge and ability to condense complicated information into concise and pithy soundbites.
Joining the team at GlobalSecurity.org are Tim Brown, Patrick Garrett and Michael Smith, all of whom worked with Pike at FAS. Brown, whose responsibilities at FAS included the path-breaking Public Eye satellite imagery initiative, continues this work at the new organization. Garrett and Smith, who helped Pike in the development of the Federation's website, will work to create online website content at GlobalSecurity.org.
"I am pleased that this new venture will build on the talented team we assembled over the past several years," said Pike. "Their skills and background provide a strong foundation for the work of GlobalSecurity.org as we roll out our new online presence in the coming months."
GlobalSecurity.org's agenda includes reducing reliance on nuclear weapons and the risk of their use. The organization seeks to shift American conventional military forces from obsolete Cold War practices towards a posture aligned with the post-Cold War security environment. It will also work to improve the capabilities of the American intelligence community to address emerging threats, and to utilize space technology to enhance international peace and security.