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Sunshine Week  (More information to come) March 15-21, 2020 Tech Prom 2020 April 23, 2020   Read Full


ICYMI 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   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 Network and System Administrator, Center for Responsive Politics Carvalho International Research Fellowship, Government Accountability Project Legal Assistant & Grassroots Activism Organizer positions,   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


The Private Prison Information Act: Private prisons have been shown to be less safe and secure than government run prisons, yet a loophole in the law prevents the public from   Read Full


The Open and Responsive Government Act: A bill aimed at putting the public’s interest ahead of corporate interests by restoring access to information the government collects from private companies. The   Read Full

Congress Must Reassert Check on Executive Branch After Trump Airstrike Against Iran

Statement of Lisa Rosenberg, Executive Director, Open the Government. Note: The U.S. drone strike that recently killed top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in Iraq stirred talk of war as Iran,   Read Full

LA Times Op-Ed: We need the full truth about the CIA’s torture program

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The new movie “The Report” is a powerful telling of the story of the Senate investigation into the horrors of the CIA’s torture program and the fight to allow the   Read Full

OTG Launches New Torture Report Timeline

Torture Report Timeline

From the launch of the investigation into the Central Intelligence Agency’s detention and interrogation program in 2009 to present day, click through time in OTG’s new behind-the-scenes summary of the   Read Full