October 31st, 2006

The smh reports that “the US intelligence community has unveiled its own secretive version of Wikipedia, saying the popular online encyclopedia format known for its openness is key to the future of American espionage.The office of US 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 US intelligence community, has grown to more than 28,000 pages and 3600 registered users since its introduction on April 17. Less restrictive versions exist for “secret” and “sensitive but unclassified” material.The system is also available to the Transportation Security Administration and national laboratories.
Intellipedia is currently being used to assemble a major intelligence report, known as a national intelligence estimate, on Nigeria as well as the State Department’s annual country reports on terrorism, officials said”.

Intellipedia is a Wikipedia for spooks

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