Letters

Coalition calls on the Obama Administration to halt efforts to weaken the FOIA and the Privacy Act

Today, a coalition of organizations committed to promoting government openness and accountability, and to the defense of privacy rights, is calling on the Obama Administration to protect two laws that serve as the twin pillars of government accountability -- the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act. The letter asks the Administration to suspend any pending rules or regulations that would diminish the effectiveness of the laws.

Coalition calls for President Obama to take urgent action on national security transparency and accountability

WASHINGTON, November 21, 2016 – Today, a coalition of organizations committed to promoting government openness and accountability, and to the defense of civil liberties, civil rights, and privacy rights, is calling on President Obama to take urgent steps to disclose information related to critical areas of national security-related secrecy before the end of his term.

Coalition calls for greater transparency in federal contracting

OpenTheGovernment.org has joined 24 civil society organizations in calling on the Obama Administration to require bidders for federal contracts to disclose information about the identities of people who own and control them. The letter also calls for award, contract and ownership information to be made available on line for everyone for free.