Long time readers of The Blaster will recognize the name Pierre Sprey, he was a close friend and colleague of mine for over 43 years. He often contributed to the contents of the Blaster, sometimes directly, sometimes indirectly. Sadly, Pierre passed suddenly last August (Washington Post obituary), profile (here), and design philosophy (here). Several of Pierre's friends, led by Ben Cohen, a co-founder of Ben and Jerry's, have collaborated to establish an annual defense-related journalism award in Pierre's name. Attached herewith is the press release announcing the award and its guiding philosophy. Included are links to the award's web site and application procedures.