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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

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

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

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

Coalition Letter to Pelosi Outlines Critical Next Steps for Select Committee on Jan. 6 Investigation

As reports today confirm a select committee, groups urge House Speaker to reserve the authority to exclude Members who undermine the investigation Today, several government accountability organizations called on Speaker   Read Full

House Vote to Repeal Iraq War Powers Bolsters Accountability

Washington, DC — On the United States House of Representatives’ vote to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force against Iran, Lisa Rosenberg, Executive Director of Open The   Read Full

Justice Department reform is long overdue

Washington, DC — On restoring accountability to the Department of Justice after its secret efforts to obtain the phone records of lawmakers and journalists were recently exposed, Lisa Rosenberg, Executive Director of Open   Read Full