Intelink Sets Up Ebola Website

A medical worker sprays people being discharged from the Island Clinic Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia.

A medical worker sprays people being discharged from the Island Clinic Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia. Jerome Delay/AP File Photo

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Effort is focused on open source reporting.

Intelink -- the word used to describe a whole bunch of intelligence community intranets -- has set up an open source and unclassified website on the Ebola crisis worldwide.

The daily Intelink Ebola feed is carried by the All Partners Access Network, run by the Defense Information Systems Agency. APAN is a collection of communities developed to foster information and knowledge sharing between the U.S. Defense Department and non-DOD entities who do not have access to traditional DOD networks.

APAN also offers links to the daily Operation United Assistance – the name for the DOD response in West Africa – unclassified intelligence summary that goes beyond scraping open source news reports and drills down to specific problems, such as flooded roads in parts of Liberia that hinder medical missions.

To access either of the above, go to the APAN home page, type “Ebola” into the community search bar, which then hops to the Ebola Response Network, and another click leads to daily intelligence summaries.

Now, someone needs to come up a really good filter to find the best and most relevant information from the growing number of Ebola websites.