Organizations Call on Congress to Oppose DoD Proposal to Weaken Lobbying Restrictions

A cross-section of organizations urged Congress to oppose the Department of Defense’s proposal to weaken restrictions on lobbying activity by former senior officials in the National Defense Authorization Act for   Read Full

25 Civil Society Organizations Urge Congress to Reject DoD’s Secrecy Proposal

Open The Government joined a coalition of civil society organizations urging Congress to reject the Department of Defense’s Freedom of Information Act exemption proposal in the National Defense Authorization Act   Read Full

DoD proposals for NDAA would weaken transparency, accountability when they’re needed most

Slated for late May, the markup schedule for this year’s National Defense Authorization Act is now in flux because of the congressional response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we don’t   Read Full

Not Fine: Trump continues target on IGs

On the removal of Glenn Fine as acting inspector general of the Department of Defense, and chair of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee appointed to oversee $2 trillion coronavirus relief   Read Full

Trump a King in In His Mind

Note: On Trump’s firing of Michael Atkinson as inspector general of the intelligence community, Lisa Rosenberg, executive director of Open The Government, released the following statement: Trump’s decision to fire   Read Full

Jared Kushner’s Coronavirus Response Shows White House Incapable of Prioritizing American Lives

Note: Following Jared Kushner’s comment late last week that the Strategic National Stockpile is meant for federal use and not intended for states’ need and the Department of Health &   Read Full


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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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