Protecting the public’s right to know about the Special Counsel’s investigation

More than three quarters of Americans think the report on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into foreign influence in the 2016 presidential election should be released to the public. Yet   Read Full

A Citizen’s Guide to America’s Forever Wars and the Secrecy that Sustains Them

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America’s Forever Wars and the Secrecy that Sustains Them A Citizen’s Guide After 17 years, three presidents, $5.6 trillion, and hundreds of thousands of human lives lost, it’s time Americans   Read Full

Congress must end systemic abuse, waste, and entrenched secrecy: stop funding for new Immigration detention camps

The public outcry that resulted from the Department of Homeland Security’s implementation of the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy led to a rollback of the policy and a court-imposed timeframe for   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

Freedom of Information Act

Openness advocates, journalists, litigators and grassroots organizations working on a range of policy issues are increasingly looking to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to shine light on government actions carried   Read Full

Enhancing Transparency in Immigration Enforcement and Detention Practices Congressional demands for greater openness and accountability

While much of the secrecy surrounding immigration enforcement today is rooted in programs implemented under the last administration, the growing obstruction and misinformation campaigns under this administration are part of   Read Full

Survey: Despite Skepticism, Voters Believe Government Accountability is Possible

New Open the Government research shows Americans support a more transparent and open government.   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

Combating Government Secrecy through Freedom of Information

New Sunshine Week report shares best practices to maximize the power of FOIA   Read Full

OTG Releases New Report Highlighting Challenges to Transparency in Washington, a Growing Surveillance State, and Attacks on Press Freedoms

Report Examines Evidence of Increased Secrecy at White House, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Justice, and Department of Homeland Security   Read Full