Press Releases


Most Agencies Improve Open Government Plans Before Deadline

Washington, DC, June 28, 2010 – Twenty-two of 39 federal agencies responded to the call from OpenTheGovernment.org to issue revised Open Government Plans by last Friday’s deadline. OpenTheGovernment.org will work   Read Full


Open Government Advocates Seek Input on Revision to Classification Policy

WASHINGTON, August 2, 2009 – This past weekend, 21 public advocacy organizations and individuals delivered a letter to General James L. Jones, the President’s National Security Advisor, requesting that the   Read Full


Audit Reveals Wide Variation in Agency Plans to Make Government More Open

Washington, DC, April 29, 2010-A ranking of agencies’ Open Government Plans compiled during an independent audit reveals the strongest and weakest agency plans, with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration   Read Full


OpenTheGovernment.org Welcomes the Open Government Directive

WASHINGTON, December 8, 2009 – OpenTheGovernment.org welcomes today’s release of the long-awaited Open Government Directive and looks forward to working with the Obama Administration and other federal employees to create   Read Full


Fifth Annual National Event Shines a Light on Open Government

WASHINGTON – On Friday, March 19th from 12:00 – 2:00 eastern, OpenTheGovernment.org will host and webcast from the Center for American Progress (1333 H Street, NW, 10th FL) featuring a   Read Full


Report Tracks Secrecy and Openness in Bush and Obama Administrations

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2009 – The 2009 Secrecy Report Card chronicles slight decreases in secrecy across a wide spectrum of indicators in the last year of the Bush-Cheney Administration. The   Read Full


Open Government Advocates Urge the Senate to Improve Public Access to CRS Reports

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2009 – Over 40 organizations and advocates concerned with government transparency signed on to a letter asking the Senate Rules Committee to hold public hearings on open   Read Full


OpenTheGovernment.org Launches BailoutWatch.net

WASHINGTON, April 20 – Do you want to know what the government and the financial sector are doing with your tax dollars in the bailout? Well, now you can easily   Read Full


Fourth Annual National Event Will Kick Off National Dialogue on Open Government

WASHINGTON – On Friday, March 20th from 1 – 2:30 eastern, OpenTheGovernment.org will host and webcast a discussion on open government in theory and in practice from the Center for   Read Full


Groups Launch Project in Search of the Government’s Most Wanted Documents

Washington, D.C. – The Center for Democracy & Technology and OpenTheGovernment.org today announced the launch of Show Us The Data: The Most Wanted Government Documents, a project aimed at identifying   Read Full