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
The Intelligence Community's Intelink-TS (Intelink-SCI) facilitates sharing intelligence products up to the Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) level. Intelink-TS operates on JWICS.
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. As of 2004 the book is no longer in print, but some user reviews 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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Federation of American Scientists Intelligence Resource Program: Intelink
- ↑ 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
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Intelligence in the Internet Era - Studies in Intelligence
- ↑ Home Page for Top Secret Intranet: How U.S. Intelligence Built INTELINK - The World's Largest, Most Secure Network
- ↑ Amazon.com: Top Secret Intranet: How U.S. Intelligence Built Intelink
- Intelink-U home page
- "Connecting the Virtual Dots: How the Web Can Relieve Our Information Glut and Get Us Talking to Each Other", Matthew S. Burton, Studies in Intelligence, September 2005
- "The wiki and the blog: toward a complex adaptive intelligence community", D. Calvin Andrus, September 2005.
- "Wikis and blogs" presentation by D. Calvin Andrus at the Knowledge Management Conference and Exhibition, April 21, 2006.
- "Rants + raves: agent of change", Wired, September 2006.
- "Spies Come In From The Cold With Own Vid-Share Site", Wired, March 25, 2008