Gillibrand’s push for a new data protection agencyPolitico, February 13, 2020Electronic Privacy Information Center; Public Citizen; Center for Digital Democracy Stephen Miller ally tapped as top Homeland Security attorneyCNN, February   Read Full

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Open Government SummitMarch 18, 2020 Virginia Coalition for Open GovernmentMarch 20, 2020 Tech Prom 2020April 23, 2020   Read Full

Q & A with a FOIA Expert

Anne Weismann, Chief FOIA Counsel, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) How would you explain FOIA to anyone who is not familiar with the law? FOIA is a   Read Full

Openings in Openness

Local Legal Initiative Attorneys (5 positions), Reporters Committee for Freedom of the PressMultiple positions, American Oversight Summer 2020 internships and more, New America Infrastructure Manager; Consultancies, Open Contracting Partnership Associate   Read Full

Who’s watching who? A guide to monitoring the use of facial recognition tech where you live

Fifteen seconds could reveal police surveillance in your hometown. By Beryl Lipton A New York Times investigation recently introduced the country to Clearview AI, a small and secretive facial recognition company. Clearview says   Read Full

OTG in NYT Front Page Story on Facial Recognition

A little-known start-up helps law enforcement match photos of unknown people to their online images — and “might lead to a dystopian future or something,” a backer says. Until recently,   Read Full


The Members of Congress Who Profit from WarSludge, January 10, 2020Project on Government Oversight Income Inequality Is Higher In Some States Because of Corporate WelfareNews One, January 12, 2020Good Jobs   Read Full


Q&A with Tom Blanton, Director, National Security Archive  What do you think are some of most significant government transparency and accountability issues of our time?  The ongoing transparency deficit is   Read Full

Openings in Openness

Counsel, American Oversight Editor-In-Chief, Center for Public Integrity Congressional Innovation Scholars, TechCongress Network and System Administrator, Center for Responsive Politics Carvalho International Research Fellowship, Government Accountability Project Legal Assistant &   Read Full


CIA Covert Agent Definition Fight Continues The National Defense Authorization Act that the president signed into law in December included a provision that  expanded the CIA’s  definition of “covert agent,”   Read Full