Testimony

Testimony: Controlled Unclassified Information

On May 29th, 2014 Executive Director Patrice McDermott testified before the Subcommittee on Government Operations of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Her testimony addressed the growing use of the unclassified designation of information in executive branch departments and agencies.

OTG Testifies on FOIA Reform Priorities

OTG’s Assistant Director Amy Bennett testified the open government community’s priorities for FOIA reform and modernization last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee. In her oral testimony, Bennett recommended that Congress put tighter boundaries on the use of exemption 5 of the FOIA through a public balancing test and time limit on the application of the exemption.

OpenTheGovernment.org Testimony at NARA Oversight Hearing

Patrice McDermott, Director of OpenTheGovernment.org, testified on May 14, 2008, before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, at a hearing titled National Archives Oversight: Protecting Our Nation's History for Future Generations.