Spying Goes All 2.0
from the pssst,-slip-me-some-ajax-in-the-dead-drop dept
While the US intelligence community has a long history of expensively botched computer systems, it does seem like they’ve suddenly became Web 2.0 believers. Last year we wrote about the internal Wikipedia-like offering called Intellipedia, that would let members from different agencies in the intelligence community share information more easily. It appears that things have progressed beyond that as well. They now have a social networking app just for the intelligence community, called A-Space, along with a del.icio.us clone and internal blogs. Of course, it seems like some in the intelligence arena (especially those who happen to be undercover) aren’t entirely thrilled with the concept — but it will be interesting to find out how it develops (as if we’ll ever find out). What would be really nice to know is how much these efforts are costing compared to the $600 million that was thrown away on useless computer systems.