Bureaupedia is a wiki used internally at the FBI with the intention of capturing the knowledge of senior agents and reduce knowledge loss due to retirement.

Bureaupedia's existence was revealed in a September 2008 article in Federal Computer Week.[1]

FBI officials see Bureaupedia as a knowledge management tool that will let agents and analysts share their experiences to ensure that their accumulated insight remains after they retire. The project is a collaborative effort between the FBI's chief knowledge officer and chief technology officer.


Bureaupedia Special:Statistics

An earlier wiki, Intellipedia, had been established for similar purposes across the U.S. government's 16 intelligence agencies including the FBI, and it has been suggested that FBI staff should use that one instead of the new smaller-scope Bureaupedia.[2][3]

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales noted in testimony to Congress differences between vertical and horizontal information sharing and suggested that both could be successful e-government endeavors.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Bain, Ben (Sep 26, 2008). "FBI creates knowledge wiki". FCW. Archived from the original on October 2, 2008.
  2. ^ Corea, Marv (Sep 29, 2008). "Bureaupedia - FBI's own wiki? Why?". Esenai. Archived from the original on 2008-10-02.
  3. ^ Radick, Steve (Oct 1, 2008). "Your Organizationopedia - Make it Stop!!". Social Media Strategery.
  4. ^ "Testimony of Jimmy Wales Founder of the Wikipedia and of the Wikimedia Foundation Regarding "E-Government 2.0: Improving Innovation, Collaboration, and Access"" (PDF). Committee on Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs (HSGAC). US Senate. Dec 11, 2007.