Press Releases


OTG Launches Sunshine Week Report on Amazon, Government Security & Secrecy

OTG Launches Sunshine Week Report on Amazon, Government Security & Secrecy ‘Government Inc.’ report shows weak transparency requirements and accountability mechanisms for private companies even as they work on government contracts Washington,   Read Full


Special Counsel Transparency Bill Seeks to Protect Findings of Mueller’s Investigation

Attorney General Nominee William Barr’s comments on the investigation raise concerns over preservation and access to information on the Mueller probe.    Read Full


Bill to Protect Special Counsel Mueller Could Be a Litmus Test for Government Accountability and Transparency

The Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act that is stalled in the Senate protects Mueller and the integrity of the investigation deserves full bipartisan support.   Read Full


Secretary Nielsen’s Exit Would Leave Behind Trail of Secrecy About Border Policies, Missing children

If the president follows through on his threats to ask Secretary Nielsen to resign, she will leave the administration with a trail of unanswered questions about policies that destroyed the   Read Full


Ivanka Trump and James Comey’s Emails from Personal Accounts Violate Presidential and Federal Records Acts

By sending emails in her official capacity as White House staff through a personal email account, Ivanka Trump violated the Presidential Records Act. Trump’s claim that she was not familiar   Read Full


OTG & POGO call for answers from Secretary Nielsen about newly disclosed memo on family separation

Today, Open the Government and the Project On Government Oversight are calling for Congress to question Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen about her statements made under oath regarding the administration’s practice of   Read Full


Open the Government praises efforts to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act

Legislation would go far to increase government openness & shine light on private contractors Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren unveiled legislation encompassing a wide range of reforms to enhance ethics, transparency   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


OTG Applauds Sen. Merkley for Introducing AUMF Bill That Offers Alternative to Corker-Kaine

Bill Aims to Reassert Congressional Constitutional War Authority and Avoid Endless Wars   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