OTG, coalition support bill to make reports to Congress public

On Monday, OpenTheGovernment joined 37 other open government and accountability groups in supporting the Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act (ACMRA), H.R.4631. The ACMRA, which was introduced in the House   Read Full


Open The Government Applauds Requirement in Defense Bill Stipulating Better Reporting on Civilian Casualties Caused by U.S. Military Forces

Harmful FOIA Exemption Also Stripped from Bill, Says OTG   Read Full


News Highlights – November 15, 2017

Wielding obscure federal data quality law, group challenges Trump Treasury tax cut claims Trump administration to release rules on disclosing cyber flaws: source Sessions defends Lynch’s use of an email   Read Full


News Highlights – November 13, 2017

Gun-control group sues ATF, alleging agency won’t turn over policy documents The Pentagon’s Spending Data Doesn’t Add Up   Read Full


Be wary of selective disclosures

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Last week, the CIA announced that it was declassifying and releasing a new trove of documents from the government’s files on Osama bin Laden, ostensibly in the interest of transparency   Read Full


News Highlights – November 2, 2017

Pentagon’s war crimes prosecutor begins a media blackout at Guantánamo FBI Says Remaining JFK Assassination Files Will Be Released (With Redactions) In Coming Weeks Transparency groups push OMB, DOJ to   Read Full


News Highlights – October 31, 2017

Afghan War Data, Once Public, Is Censored in U.S. Military Report Trump Should Release His New Lethal Force Policy The First FBI Crime Report Issued Under Trump Is Missing A   Read Full


News Highlights – October 27, 2017

JFK assassination files reveal Hoover’s frustration over Oswald’s death, Soviet reaction FEMA Had a Plan for Responding to a Hurricane in Puerto Rico — But It Doesn’t Want You to   Read Full


News Highlights – October 26, 2017

What the New JFK Papers Will Reveal About Excessive Secrecy Exclusive: U.S. widens surveillance to include ‘homegrown violent extremists’ – documents   Read Full


News Highlights – October 24, 2017

U.S. to Limit Use of Secrecy Orders That Microsoft Challenged Gowdy: White House deleted text, social media apps from official phones What to expect from the final batch of JFK   Read Full