Monday, May 12, 2008

Can the government use Web 2.0?

It seems that someone in the US government is starting to realize that departmental walls are harmful to organizational effectiveness. A couple of security agencies are starting to use Wiki's to create better intelligence and faster analysis. The sites are apparently secured from malicious access (or at least they better be!) and have served to bring staff from disparate agencies together. According to an article in today's Wall Street Journal, users are told, "We want your knowledge, not your agency seal."

If this technology has broken down barriers to improving our security, then it has done something nearly miraculous.

Credit where credit is due: WSJ Online Article. Link requires registration.

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