Jared Kushner’s Coronavirus Task Force Is Using Private Email Accounts To Conduct Official BusinessTechdirt, March 30, 2020Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington When coronavirus hits, but the water is   Read Full

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Five Boro Bike TourHuman Rights FirstMay 3, 3020 ADC 40th National ConventionAmerican-Arab Anti-Discrimination CommitteeJune 5-7, 2020 Book ExpoAmerican Booksellers AssociationJuly 22-24, 2020 * The COVID-19 pandemic may affect event plans.   Read Full

Q & A with a FOIA Expert

Beryl Lipton, Projects Editor/Senior Reporter, MuckRock For anyone who hasn’t heard of Muck Rock, tell us about your organization. MuckRock is a non-profit news organization that’s dedicated to bringing journalists,   Read Full

Openings in Openness

Multiple Positions, New America Legal Fellow, First Amendment Coalition Research Director, Center for Democracy & Technology Director of Technology Projects, Electronic Frontier Foundation Multiple Positions, Common Cause   Read Full

New OTG Report Finds Abuses Persist at DHS Fusion Centers

Open The Government today released a new report on state and local “fusion centers,” created to share counterterrorism intelligence across government agencies to prevent the communication and coordination failures that   Read Full

Coronavirus shutdown during Sunshine Week is solemn reminder of the need for greater transparency

Sunshine Week, the annual nationwide celebration of access to government information, ends tomorrow. Like almost everything else, the coronavirus pandemic affected the open government community and government entities’ plans to highlight   Read Full

Statement on ICE’s secretive facial recognition searches and Clearview AI Data Breach

Open The Government, in collaboration with MuckRock, uncovered that a secretive company, Clearview AI, was scraping billions of publicly available photos from social media accounts and selling them to law   Read Full

Open Government “State of the Union” Honors Sunshine Week 2020

OTG’s Lisa Rosenberg will moderate an Open Government State of the Union in honor of Sunshine Week, the nation-wide celebration of access to public information that takes place every year around President James   Read Full


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