FBI officials see Bureaupedia as a knowledge management tool that will let agents and analysts share their experiences to ensure that their accumulated insight remains after they retire. The project is a collaborative effort between the FBI’s chief knowledge officer and chief technology officer.
Analysts are questioning the need for Bureaupedia, since Intellipedia, a wiki established by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, was created for similar purposes, but for the sixteen organizational members of the intelligence community as a whole. Congressional testimony from Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia, notes the difference between vertical and horizontal information sharing and suggests that both could be successful e-government endeavors.
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