name = GlobalSecurity.org
caption = Screenshot of GlobalSecurity.org from
April 12, 2007
url = [http://www.globalsecurity.org/ GlobalSecurity.org]
commercial = No
type = News Site
language = English
registration = No
author = John Pike
launch date = 2000
current status = Active
revenue = Online Adverts
GlobalSecurity.org, launched in 2000, is a
public policyorganization whose mission is to be a reliable source of background information and developing newsstories in the fields of defense, space, intelligence, WMD, and homeland security. Offering its information products through its website, the organization's editorial office is located in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. The current Senior Fellow on Homeland Security is Andrew Fois.
The website provides news and analysis on
weapons systems and industry, comprehensive guides and directories of military and space related programs, entities, and facilities. GlobalSecurity.org also emphasises primary political documentation— legislation, political debates, hearings, and reports—materials that may or may not be available onlineelsewhere, but which GlobalSecurity.org states that it processes and collates to make more accessible to its readers.
The website is freely accessible to readers and its income is based on
online advertising. The website specifically targets "Subject Matter Experts", "Senior Leaders", "Junior Staff and Interns", "Concerned Citizens", and "News Reporters"; the latter stated to be the site's most important online target audience.
Forbes.com has a review of the site and lists it in their "Best of the web" directory. [cite web
work=Best of the Web
GlobalSecurity.org, created in 2000, was originally a fork of http://www.fas.org, the website of the
Federation of American Scientists, the former employer of GlobalSecurity.org's principal, John Pike. It uses some of Pike's content originally on the FAS site. [cite web
authorlink=John E. Pike
* [http://www.globalsecurity.org/ GlobalSecurity.org]
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