Letters


OTG Leads Coalition of 26 Organizations & Experts in Call for Classification Reform

Today, transparency, accountability, and human rights organizations and experts called on the Biden administration to take on national security classification reform ahead of the 20th anniversary of the September 11th   Read Full


Advocacy Groups to Biden Administration: Relaunch Ethics.gov

Today, 14 transparency and accountability organizations called on the Biden administration to fulfill a campaign promise and relaunch Ethics.gov to elevate ethics as a core value throughout the federal government.   Read Full


OTG Leads More than 30 Organizations in FOIA Advocacy Letters to Senate Judiciary and Attorney General Garland

Today, Open The Government led a coalition of more than 30 organizations urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing on the Freedom of Information Act, and Attorney General Merrick Garland   Read Full


After Trump’s unprecedented attacks on inspectors general and whistleblowers, Biden must strengthen protections

A recent report in The Washington Post that Donald Trump obstructed more than half a dozen oversight probes offered more confirmation of his hostility towards independent oversight of the Executive   Read Full


Coalition Urges DHS to Reverse Decision to Block Media Access at US-Mexico border

Today, Open The Government led a coalition of 14 organizations in calling on the Department of Homeland Security to grant media access to border facilities. The letter provides several reasons   Read Full


OTG Leads Broad Coalition Urging House to Pass Scientific Integrity Act; OMB to Issue Guidance on Pandemic Data

Open The Government led a coalition of science, conservation, research and accountability organizations in calling on the House to pass the Scientific Integrity Act out of the House Science, Space   Read Full


OTG Urges NARA to Revise Proposed Changes to Electronic Records Management Regulations

Open The Government wrote a letter to the National Archives and Records Administration raising important questions about its proposed changes to its electronic records management regulations regarding standards for digitizing   Read Full


Open Government Coalition Urges NARA to Preserve Presidential Records

Open The Government led a coalition of 12 organizations urging the archivist of the United States to take steps to maintain White House records for effective executive oversight. In a   Read Full


Cut It Out: Broad Coalition Calls on Congress to Remove Provision Criminalizing Reasonable Disclosures from Intelligence Authorization Act

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New provision would allow prosecution of reporters (or anyone) who discloses identity of current or retired operatives Washington, D.C. — Pushing against a recent move by the Central Intelligence Agency   Read Full


47 Organizations Urge Congress to Support Amash-Lofgren Amendment and Rein in Warrantless Surveillance

More than 45 diverse organizations signed and sent a letter to members of Congress urging bipartisan support for the Amash-Lofgren amendment to H.R. 2740. The amendment would limit warrantless surveillance   Read Full