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

For the People Act Deserves Unwavering Support Despite Latest Senate Republican Opposition

Washington, D.C. – After Senate Republicans blocked a floor debate on the For the People Act, Lisa Rosenberg, executive director of Open The Government released the following statement: “Today, in an   Read Full

Q & A with an Accountability Expert

Jonathan Bydlak, Director, Governance Program & Fiscal and Budget Policy Project, R Street Institute. The Q&A below has been edited for clarity and length. Can you tell us about the   Read Full

Upcoming Events*

National Security in the Post-9/11 EraOpen The GovernmentAugust 31, 2021 Annual Freedom of Information SummitNational Freedom of Information CoalitionSeptember 28-30, 2021   Read Full

Openings in Openness*

Policy Associate, Voices for Progress Advocacy Director for Judiciary and Democracy, League of Conservation Voters Communications Associate or Senior Communications Associate, ReThink Media Deputy Director of Communications, The Century Foundation   Read Full


I Live in Fear as a Black Trans Dad—The Senate Can Fix ThatDaily Beast, August 2, 2021National LGBTQ Task Force U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Bill Would Protect Congressional Whistleblowers from   Read Full

Virtual Roundtable on State of Transparency Under Biden

President Joe Biden has made strides in several areas related to accountability, including restoring ethics requirements, revoking harmful Trump administration orders, and reversing COVID-19 pandemic secrecy. As the clock winds   Read Full

OTG Releases Latest Impact Report

After an extraordinarily unusual year largely defined by the coronavirus pandemic and America’s reckoning with racial injustice, the future is beginning to appear a bit more certain. The nation is   Read Full

OTG’s email is temporarily down.

Unfortunately, Open The Government’s email system is currently down due to a technical issue with a service provider. Be advised that this is affecting both incoming and outgoing email communication. We are   Read Full