Accountability 2021: Recommendations for accountability in the federal government

In January of 2020, nearly two dozen organizations came together to begin work on setting an agenda for a more accountable government. What united them was not a partisan political   Read Full

Q & A with an accountability expert

Aquene Freechild, co-director, Democracy Is For People Campaign, Public Citizen discusses the election. Tell us about your role at Public Citizen and how this election has affected it? I co-run   Read Full


Trump order strips workplace protections from civil servantsThe Hill, October 23, 2020 Trump’s Tweet on ‘total’ declassification of Russia docs isn’t an order, White House tells judgeNBC News, October 20, 2020Electronic Privacy   Read Full

Openings in Openness*

Policy Analyst, Center for Democracy & Technology Organizing Director, Detention Watch Network Multiple Positions, Government Accountability Project Multiple Positions, PEN American Policy & Civic Engagement Coordinator, People for the American   Read Full

Murphy, Wyden Introduce Legislation to Prevent Politicization of Classified Information, Establish Congressional Oversight of Classification System

Legislation Comes As Trump Administration Routinely Abuses Classification System for Political Gain, Hides Election Interference Evidence from American Public Ahead of Presidential Elections WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Senator Ron   Read Full

Open Government Coalition Urges NARA to Preserve Presidential Records

Open The Government led a coalition of 12 organizations urging the archivist of the United States to take steps to maintain White House records for effective executive oversight. In a   Read Full

Trump’s COVID-19 infection raises unanswered questions about health, accountability to Americans

Trump’s recent coronavirus diagnosis is calling attention to secrecy surrounding the president’s latest health records. Trump’s medical team refuses to disclose when the president last tested negative for COVID-19, leaving   Read Full

DHS Records Destruction Proposal Would Sanction Agency’s Persistent Misconduct

WASHINGTON – A coalition of transparency and accountability organizations, led by Open The Government, strongly oppose the Department of Homeland Security’s proposal to reclassify as “temporary” complaint records related to the agency’s extensive   Read Full

Q & A with an accountability expert

Dr. Ali Nouri, molecular biologist and president, Federation of American Scientists discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and reducing Congress’ science deficit. Can you tell us about FAS’s Coronavirus Project and its   Read Full

Openings in Openness*

Research Manager, Center for Democracy & Technology Multiple Positions, Common Cause Multiple Positions, Environmental Defense Fund Outreach Coordinator, National Freedom of Information Coalition Assistant Research Director, Political Research Association Policy   Read Full