Intellipedia: the new information-sharing among government
| 11.06.2006 | 02:38:39 | Views: 2674 | ID:
November 6 '06: US intelligence agencies are taking a cue from the online world and are beginning to use blogs, chat, and wikis for content and information-sharing as well as advanced, intelligence search engines that help funnel appropriate information to analysts, US News & World Report wrote last week.
One of the cornerstones of the new type of information-sharing is Intellipedia - a collaborative online information manager set in a wiki style to help analysts at the Directorate of National Intelligence's National Intelligence Council, share and filter data. Wikis, US News reported, are "an online site that allows users to collectively add and edit content, like Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia."At a recent press conference, officials from the DNI elaborated on the project's unclassified system. However, Eric Haseltine, the chief scientists for DNI told US News, "We are using wikis, we are using blogs, we are using chat, we are using instant messaging. ... We have to be very creating in coming up with better stuff." Hopefully, officials told US News, the culmination of a successful information-management collaboration using the new technologies will manifest itself in a National Intelligence Estimate based on Nigeria being compiled presently. "Top experts on the oil-rich African national are working together on the Intellipedia to help chart its future." Thomas Fingar, the chief of analysis for the DNI said, "I don't know if it's going to work. ... It might; it might not."
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