1. I put another picture in for you Nathanael. But so’s ya know
    • Low – terrorist attack is not expected
    • Medium – terrorist attack could occur
    • High – terrorist attack is likely
    • Extreme – terrorist attack is imminent or has occurred

    Me, i always expect a terrorist attack. Especially when *terrorist* is defined as anyone anywhere anytime – bank robbers, footy yobbos and demonstration picketers for a start.

  2. The Intellipedia wikipedia entry is well worth a read.

    You can also find out a little more by googling for CIA press releases and official presentations on Intellipedia. If half of what is said is true, Intellipedia is a very successful wiki and information sharing channel.

    It also destroys other myths about wikis and web 2.0 tech. Like the most active contributor is a retired analyst aged 67.

  3. Laurel, I travelled to Boston for the Enterprise 2.0 Conference last week that was the key source for all the breathless media over the CIA’s work. I have a fairly extensive review of the presentation the CIA guys gave at the conference and had the privilege of meeting both Don and Sean.

    They are incredibly nice guys, totally understand our little world of social media/networking and are working incredibly hard to broaden the reach of Intellipedia.

    My post is at http://www.acidlabs.org/2008/06/10/enterprise-20-conference-from-the-bottom-up-building-the-21st-century-intelligence-community/ – there are a few links to the presentation and interview videos worth following.

  4. John Pescatore, a VP at Gartner, makes a very valid point in the latest SANS NewsBites:

    “The intelligence community has been through this before. Intelink was an early example of using Intranet web technology to foster information sharing and collaboration outside of the rigid lines of command and control in the Intelligence community. It proved that unless you change the processes, just adding the technology doesn’t change much.”

  5. @nick cowie aye hon, the link above goes directly to the wikipedia entry. And I love the fact that the main contributors to wikis are older folk – way to go to trap a lifetimes worth of knowledge! Yay!

    @stephen lemme hyperlink that for you dear Stephen’s blog post I’ll have a read later this morning. 🙂

    @stilgherrian I can always rely on you for the voice of cynicism err reality. 😛 I do think that our secret services have learnt from terrorist groups – which actually function like hyper techno, disintermediated swarm/cell social/terrorist networks. Nah I don’t think we’d hear from bin Laden “Gosh, everythign I ever learnt about forming terrorist orgs, I learnt from Facebook”, but these communities do have a lot in common (Purpose, Values, Roles, Leaders, Etiquette, Rituals, Subgroups, Tools). Well I’m guessing they do, I don’t actually belong to an Axis of Evil Fanclub… yet. Heh.

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