Resources


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


Open the Government’s 2017 Year End Report

As we look back to the successes we had in 2017, we are inspired to continue our fight for a transparent and accountable government, creating a more informed electorate that   Read Full


OTG’s 2016 in Review – Year-End Report

In 2016, OpenTheGovernment.org (OTG) worked to defend and strengthen open and accountable government, combat attempts to increase government secrecy, provide information to the public about their right to know, the   Read Full


OTG’s 2015 in review: Year-End Report

In 2015, OpenTheGovernment.org (OTG) worked to defend and strengthen open and accountable government, combat attempts to increase government secrecy, provide information to the public about their right to know and   Read Full