Intelink is a group of secure intranets used by the United States Intelligence Community. The first Intelink network was established in 1994 to take advantage of Internet capabilities and services to promote intelligence dissemination and business workflow. Since then it has become an essential capability for the US intelligence community and its partners to share information, collaborate across agencies, and conduct business. Intelink refers to the web environment on protected top secret, secret, and unclassified networks. One of the key features of Intelink is Intellipedia, an online system for collaborative data sharing based on MediaWiki. Intelink uses WordPress as the basis of its blogging service.

Versions on different intranets[edit | edit source]

Intelink-U[edit | edit source]

Intelink-U (Intelink-SBU) is a sensitive but unclassified (SBU) variant of Intelink which was established for use by U.S. federal organizations and properly vetted state, tribal, and local officials so sensitive information and open source intelligence could be shared amongst a secure community of interest. Intelink-U was formerly known as the Open Source Information System (OSIS). Intelink-U operates on the DNI-U network. [1] [2] [3]

Intelink-S[edit | edit source]

Intelink-S (Intelink-Secret or Intelink-SIPRNet) is the secret-level variant of Intelink which is primarily used by the U.S. Departments of Defense, State, and Justice. Intelink-S operates on SIPRNet. [1] [3]

Intelink-TS[edit | edit source]

Intelink-TS (Intelink-SCI) is the Intelligence Community's Intelink which facilitates sharing intelligence products up to the Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) level. Intelink-TS operates on JWICS. [3] [4]

Intelink-P[edit | edit source]

Intelink-P (Intelink-PolicyNet) is run by the Central Intelligence Agency as CIA’s sole-source link to the White House and other high-level, intelligence consumers. Today, Intelink-P is more commonly referred to as CapNet. [3] [5]

Intelink-C[edit | edit source]

Intelink-C (Intelink-Commonwealth) links the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia intelligence communities at the TS/SCI level. Today, Intelink-C is more commonly referred to by its network name of STONEGHOST. [3] [5]

Books and Novels[edit | edit source]

In 1999 Fredrick Thomas Martin wrote a book about Intelink, titled "How U.S. Intelligence Built INTELINK - The World's Largest, Most Secure Network" it claims to be an inside look at the U.S. Intelligence Community's worldwide, super-secure intranet, and the never-before-published story of Intelink.[6] As of 2004 the book is no longer in print, but some user reviews[7] can be found at Amazon.com.

In the novel Rogue Warrior: Task Force Blue by Richard Marcinko, the protagonist uses Intelink, during his mission countering domestic terrorism in the United States, and his assassination of a Ross Perot-like character, who is the architect of a domestic terror network.

References[edit | edit source]

Intelink itself is also mentioned in several novels written by Andy Mcnab, in particular Crisis Four

External links[edit | edit source]

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