"This paper will describe the current generation gap between the government and open-source information. Information is intelligence and the government has not yet come to grips with the management, collection and exploitation of this extremely valuable commodity. I will provide some current challenges for both the open-source community and the intelligence community, suggest some management techniques and explain the importance of information knowledge. Finally, I will suggest a strategy that needs to be provided which will unite the government and private sector in a partnership. This strategy for partnership must be developed to provide the decision-makers with immediate, concise information to make appropriate decisions. As the United States copes with the changing world, there will be a need for immediate, expert analysis of whatever information is available in support of policy decisions, contingency planning, or humanitarian assistance. After all, our National Security could rest on major decisions being made accurately and in a timely manner."