Open The Government, CREW applaud reintroduction of Private Prison reform Legislation

The bill addresses lack of accountability surrounding private prisons, jails, and detention centers that house federal inmates Washington – Today, following Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Representative Jamie   Read Full


Trump’s Latest Lawsuit Hinders Jan. 6 Accountability

On Monday, October 19, 2021, former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit to block the release of records detailing his communications leading up to and during the January 6 attack   Read Full


OTG is Hiring: Policy Director & Policy Analyst Positions

OTG is the only nonpartisan coalition dedicated to advancing openness for accountability. The coalition, comprised of more than 100 partner organizations, seeks to strengthen democracy and empower the public by   Read Full


Q & A with an Accountability Expert

Jana Morgan, Director, Declaration for American Democracy Can you tell us about Declaration for American Democracy and your role at the organization? DFAD is a coalition of over 230 organizations   Read Full


Upcoming Events

The Patriot Act Turns 20: Taking Stock and Rethinking Surveillance PowersCenter for Democracy & TechnologyOctober 5, 2021   Read Full


Openings in Openness

Development Associate & Office Assistant, Brave New Films Multiple, Take Back the Court Policy Associate, Voices for Progress Communications Associate or Senior Communications Associate, ReThink Media *Check out the Open Government Jobs   Read Full


ICYMI

Clearview AI drops subpoenas of its criticsPolitico, September 27, 2021Open The Government ‘Chilling’: Facial recognition firm Clearview AI hits watchdog groups with subpoenasPolitico, September 24, 2021Open The Government and MuckRock   Read Full


Clearview AI Subpoenas Open The Government for Communications with Journalists

[UPDATE: After OTG went public about the subpoenas from Clearview AI, the company withdrew its subpoenas on September 27, 2021.] The company demanded records after OTG exposed some law enforcement   Read Full


Washington Post Editorial Board Urges Biden to Implement Accountability 2021 Recommendations

Opinion: Biden must hold government accountable — starting with his own* President Donald Trump subjected the country to a four-year-long demonstration of the fragility of its democratic norms. President Biden has   Read Full


National Security in the Post 9/11 Era

Ahead of the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks, Open The Government hosted a roundtable on national security in an era of endless wars and overclassification that has paved the way for   Read Full