Spooks and Geeks

Oh to be a fly on that wall. Late last week Mark Oehlert of Booz Allen Hamilton organized a two day meeting between CIA employees and experts on blogs and wikis. The goal was to assist the CIA in improving their internal communications and information sharing. Present on the non-Company side were David Weinberger, Clay Shirky, Jerry Michalski, Ross Mayfield, Eugene Eric Kim, Marcia Conner and Jay Cross. In attendance for the CIA (among other undisclosed particpants) was Chief Technology Officer for their Center for Mission Innovation, Dr. D. Calvin Andrus, who is the author of the 2005 white paper "The Wiki and the Blog: Toward a Complex Adaptive Intelligence Community." You can read participants' takes on the meeting here, here, and here.