Commentary and information about public safety and security, intelligence and counterintelligence, open government and secrecy, and other issues in northern Idaho and eastern Washington.

Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States

Raised in Palouse, WA. Graduated from Washington State University. US Army (Counterintelligence). US Secret Service (Technical Security Division) in Fantasyland-on-the-Potomac and Los Angeles. Now living in north Idaho.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Wikis, Bloggers, and Spies -- Oh, My!

Today's New York Times Magazine has an excellent article titled Open-Source Spying by Clive Thompson (free online subscription may be required). His lengthy article raises a fascinating question: Could our national intelligence agencies do their jobs better if their operational and analytical models more closely resembled those of Google or Wikipedia than the CIA or former KGB? He makes a good case for answering that question with a resounding, "Yes!"