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Intelliwiki: intellipedia: Can a top secret Wiki work?

This is an interesting but not unsuspected development of the homeland security and intelligence community. The launched intelliwiki. It is not surprising given a mission to actively trying to get folks to share information on subjects across departments.

The intellipedia launched April 17 now has 28,000 pages and 3600 users.

Do you have to be registered to read? I assume so given the classified nature of the content. How many pages are being added by staff? How many pages did it launch with? Is the wiki designed to have pages that integrate data sources and feeds from multiple departments? How is the site being promoted internally? I would love to see the rules and understand how the content is integrated into the regular search flow and work patterns of the department. (Yahoo and Google are Wiki's most important partners). If the content is not part of the regular search process of DHS staff then it is unlikely to benefit from the random experts stumbling upon it and creating posts. Are there standards for page formats? How many staff on the intelliwiki?

As for the bigger strategy..it was not an intelligence failure that have gotten us into this mess. It is bad leadership. Does a wiki matter when the heads of the nation actively ignores intelligence to promote half- baked GOP war strategy? (I kind of remember they got an intelligence briefing on terror and on Iraq (Good old Hans Blix didn't need a wiki) Informaiton on the wiki

But hey ...here is to trying harder! my I suggest adding a copy of this page from wikipedia


Link: U.S. intelligence unveils spy version of Wikipedia - Yahoo! News.

The office of U.S. intelligence czar John Negroponte announced Intellipedia, which allows intelligence analysts and other officials to collaboratively add and edit content on the government's classified Intelink Web much like its more famous namesake on the World Wide Web. A "top secret" Intellipedia system, currently available to the 16 agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community, has grown to more than 28,000 pages and 3,600 registered users since its introduction on April 17. Less restrictive versions exist for "secret" and "sensitive but unclassified" material.

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