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Intelink is a group of secure intranets used by the United States Intelligence Community. The first Intelink network was established in 1994 to take advantage of Internet capabilities and services to promote intelligence dissemination and business workflow. Since then it has become an essential capability for the US intelligence community and its partners to share information, collaborate across agencies, and conduct business. Intelink refers to the web environment on protected top secret, secret, and unclassified networks. One of the key features of Intelink is Intellipedia, an online system for collaborative data sharing based on MediaWiki.

Versions on different intranetsEdit

Intelink-UEdit

Intelink-U ((Intelink-UnclassifiedNet) was formerly known as the Open Source Information System (OSIS).[1]

Intelink-SEdit

Intelink-S (Intelink-SecretNet) is the secret-level variant of Intelink.[1] Intelink-S operates on SIPRNet.

Intelink-TSEdit

The Intelligence Community's Intelink-TS (Intelink-SCI) facilitates sharing intelligence products up to the Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) level.[2] Intelink-TS operates on JWICS.

Intelink-PEdit

Intelink-P (Intelink-PolicyNet) is run by the Central Intelligence Agency as CIA’s sole-source link to the White House and other high-level, intelligence consumers.[3]

Intelink-CEdit

Intelink-C (Intelink-Commonwealth) links the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.[3] This network is also known as STONEGHOST.

Books and NovelsEdit

In 1999 Fredrick Thomas Martin wrote a book about Intelink, titled "How U.S. Intelligence Built INTELINK - The World's Largest, Most Secure Network" it claims to be an inside look at the U.S. Intelligence Community's worldwide, super-secure intranet, and the never-before-published story of Intelink.[4] As of 2004 the book is no longer in print, but some user reviews[5] can be found at Amazon.com.

In the novel Rogue Warrior: Task Force Blue by Richard Marcinko, the protagonist uses Intelink, during his mission countering domestic terrorism in the United States, and his assassination of a Ross Perot-like character, who is the architect of a domestic terror network.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Federation of American Scientists Intelligence Resource Program: Intelink
  2. Federal Bureau of Investigation - Congressional Testimony Statement of Gary M. Bald Executive Assistant Director National Security Branch Federal Bureau of Investigation Before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary September 21, 2005
  3. 3.0 3.1 Intelligence in the Internet Era - Studies in Intelligence
  4. Home Page for Top Secret Intranet: How U.S. Intelligence Built INTELINK - The World's Largest, Most Secure Network
  5. Amazon.com: Top Secret Intranet: How U.S. Intelligence Built Intelink

External linksEdit

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