Top Secret Intranet

Top Secret Intranet : The Story of Intelink -- How US Intelligence Built the World's Largest, Most Secure Network

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The inside story of Intelink, the world's most secure intranet!"
Security and information management techniques you can use right now."
Preview the future of intranets and extranets."
CD-ROM: off-the-shelf demo software and intelligence data straight from Intelink!"
The never-before-published story of Intelink."
An inside look at the U.S. Intelligence Community's worldwide, super-secure intranet."
The U.S. intelligence community has built one awesome intranet. "Intelink" integrates virtually every piece of information that goes into intelligence gathering, reporting, and analysis at the CIA, NSA, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, FBI, and eight other top secret agencies. It's just about as secure as human intranets can be. And they've even made it fun to use. Now, for the first time, here's the inside story of how they did all that. Sure, there are a few things they can't tell you (or else they'd have to kill you!) but what they can tell you is utterly fascinating-especially if you've got your own intranet to build or manage."

Building a maximum-security extranet to connect multiple independent organizations."
Migrating to a Web-centric environment."
Implementation: what went smoothly-and what didn't."
Case studies: extending Intelink to new intelligence agencies."
Managing foreign and contractor access."
When to use off-the-shelf software-and when not to."

Someday your intranet will handle terabytes of data; Intelink is doing it right now. Discover how they've integrated HTML, SGML, XML, pull and push technologies, interoperable databases, and digital libraries to getexactly the right data to the right people at the right time. Then preview the U.S. Intelligence Community's revolutionary strategic plans for intranet technology-and discover how you can use the same ideas to achieve competitive advantage. There's even a CD-ROM full of demo software, tools, and information straight from Intelink. So put on your trenchcoat and dark glasses: you're going inside!"
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Product details

  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 177.8 x 228.6 x 33.02mm | 816.46g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130808989
  • 9780130808981

Table of contents

I. Introduction to Intelink.

1. Intelink: the Intranet of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
2. A High-Level Look at Intelink.
II. Intelink Issues and Challenges.

3. Closed System, Open Standards.
4. Defining Security.
5. Security in Practice.
6. User Tools and Services.
7. Open Information Management Concerns.
8. Implementation Case Studies.
III. The Future: "Virtual Intelligence".

9. Challenges for the U.S. Intelligence Community.
10. Achieving a More Agile Intelligence Enterprise.
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About Fredrick Thomas Martin

Frederick Thomas Martincurrently serves as the Deputy Director of the Information Services Group of the National Security Agency. He also chairs that agency's Standards Executive Steering Group, and represents NSA within the Intelligence Community on the Electronic Publishing Board of the Intelligence Systems Secretariat.
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