John Hamre is the president and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. (CSIS) He also is the former deputy secretary of defense for William Cohen.
On 23 April, Hamre introduced a panel of experts to discuss the future of the Lockheed Martin F-22. But he opened his remarks with a fairly passionate defense for lobbying. He acknowledged that his pro-lobbying views could make him a target for critics. Lobbying is never a very popular activity, but has been especially under attack recently.