Intelligence after Intellipedia: Improving the Push Pull Balance with a Social Networking Utility
PRATT INST NEW YORK NY SCHOOL OF INFORMATION AND LIBRARY SCIENCE
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In response to the terror threat following September 11, 2001, the United States set up an intelligence hub to aggregate and analyze data and intelligence produced by the 16 agencies and departments that make up the Intelligence Community. The hub, first called the Terrorist Threat Integration Center and succeeded by the National Counterterrorism Center NCTC, collaborates with foreign allies and draws on at least 30 databases to track threats and determine the credibility of intelligence. There is now no shortage of data and information to be turned into intelligence the new challenge lies in convincing agencies to truly cooperate to reach national security goals. This paper seeks to study various approaches for increasing cooperative problem solving by examining existing tools. It proposes better knowledge management through the implementation of database comparison tools within an online social network to encourage new, dynamic intelligence cooperation that connects the dots between isolated items of intelligence and thus makes intelligence more timely and actionable.
- Information Science
- Government and Political Science
- Computer Systems
- Military Intelligence