An efficient approach to solving the current BP catastrophe would be to create an open virtual whiteboard, something that could be implemented in hours, creating an arena where engineers, great minds and scientists can collaborate.
Those users who register with academic or industry related weight can bring potentially useful topics / methods to the surface. Senior level BP engineers would moderate and contribute accountability.
Small teams of brilliant people can solve highly complex problems, think Apollo 13. Today this exists, but the talented individuals have the luxury of applying themselves to a much larger space. Taetion is aiding in the design of systems that hold this value.