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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.


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] 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.[3]

Bureaupedia Special:Statistics

See also


  1. FBI creates knowledge wiki, Ben Bain, FCW.com, September 26, 2008 Archived October 2, 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Your Organizationopedia - Make it Stop!!, Social Media Strategery blog, 1 Oct 2008, citing an earlier source, "eMarv", which is now offline: Esenai.com. Bureaupedia - FBI's own wiki? Why? 29 September 2008
  3. Wales Senate Testimony regarding "E-Government 2.0: Improving Innovation, Collaboration, and Access" Page 3,5