July 12, 2004

Heck, make it like a blog....

Orrin Judd posted this a while back. It's the best idea I've heard for intelligence gathering. We're never going to fix the CIA; it just ain't gonna happen...

...Forget the spies, end the secrecy, become transparent, and move towards the Poindexter open information market idea. Heck, make it like a blog. Post all the information that we can gather on countries, movements, etc. in central sites and let folks openly add to or criticize what's there. Have CIA analysts be referees--removing garbage and steering discussions of interesting points and so forth. The closed shop, which we've used since WWII, has been a complete failure. Try the opposite.

Posted by John Weidner at July 12, 2004 6:50 PM
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