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Keeping information about waste, fraud and abuse from the public is what is “insane”

In a meeting with his new acting defense secretary, Patrick Shanahan, the president called the practice of making watchdog reports about the U.S. military public “insane.”  The president appears to   Read Full


Public remains in the dark after abrupt Syria withdrawal announcement

Just two days before President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that he would be immediately withdrawing American troops from Syria, Ambassador James Jeffrey, the U.S. special representative on Syria engagement,   Read Full


Family Separation Crisis Highlights Urgent Need for Transparency in Immigration System

The Trump administration’s policy to separate families, followed by a rollback that would instead indefinitely detain parents and their children, has made clear that the immigration system lacks crucial transparency   Read Full


Despite Skepticism, Voters Believe Government Accountability is Possible: A New Survey & Messaging Toolkit

A new Open the Government survey, conducted by the Winston Group and Lake Research Partners, makes clear that while advocates for accountability face many challenges, there are opportunities to move   Read Full


Despite Skepticism, Voters Believe Government Accountability is Possible

A new Open the Government survey makes clear that there are opportunities to move voters, who fundamentally believe in the importance of transparency and ethics in government.   Read Full


Open the Government Applauds Sen. Merkley for Introducing AUMF Bill That Offers Alternative to Corker-Kaine

Open the Government Executive Director Lisa Rosenberg applauded Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley for introducing the Constitutional Consideration for Use of Force Act. The bill is an Authorization for Use of   Read Full


OTG calls on Congress to protect anti-corruption transparency law

OpenTheGovernment is urging members of Congress to vote “No” on legislation that would repeal a critically important anti-corruption law that requires oil, gas and mining companies to disclose their payments   Read Full


‘Protecting her own image’ – Gina Haspel nomination process shows need for classification reform

By Emily Manna Immediately after the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence voted favorably on Gina Haspel’s nomination to be CIA Director, Senator Ron Wyden issued a strong statement condemning the   Read Full


Coalition calls on ICE to meet congressionally mandated transparency requirements

ICE Has Missed Two Detention Reporting Deadlines Set By Congress In March   Read Full


In Letter Signed by More than Thirty Organizations, Members of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence urged to Oppose Gina Haspel CIA Nomination

The groups are concerned that Haspel supervised torture, facilitated its cover-up, and obstructed access to her record on these matters.   Read Full