Testimony


Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Records Preservation and Management

On Tuesday, March 15, 2022, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing that could have major implications for the country’s recordkeeping. Entitled, “Correcting the Public Record:   Read Full


Exec Dir McDermott delivers remarks on improving the security classification system

On December 8, at a Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) public meeting, OTG Executive Director Patrice McDermott delivered remarks on the need to modernize the national security classification system through   Read Full


Testimony: Controlled Unclassified Information

On May 29th, 2014 Executive Director Patrice McDermott testified before the Subcommittee on Government Operations of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Her testimony addressed the growing use of   Read Full


OTG Testifies on FOIA Reform Priorities

OTG’s Assistant Director Amy Bennett testified the open government community’s priorities for FOIA reform and modernization last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee. In her oral testimony, Bennett recommended that   Read Full


Testimony: Reinvigorating the FOIA for the Digital Age

Full text is below. Watch the testimony here. Amy Bennett's full written testimony is available here.    Read Full


OpenTheGovernment.org Testimony on “Implementation on the Office of Government Information Services”

Patrice McDermott, Director of OpenTheGovernment.org, presented testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives on Wednesday, September 17th.   Read Full


OpenTheGovernment.org Testimony on “Stakeholders’ Views on the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

OpenTheGovernment.org Director Patrice McDermott submitted testimony at a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census and National Archives on qualifications for the   Read Full


OpenTheGovernment.org Written Testimony on “Restoring the Rule of Law”

OpenTheGovernment.org Director Patrice McDermott submitted testimony at a hearing of the Constitution Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee on "Restoring the Rule of Law" held on September 16th, 2008. Several   Read Full


OpenTheGovernment.org Testimony on the Improving Public Access to Documents Act of 2008

OpenTheGovernment.org Director Patrice McDermott presented testimony at a hearing of the House Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment, along with Meredith Fuchs of   Read Full


OpenTheGovernment.org Testimony at NARA Oversight Hearing

Patrice McDermott, Director of OpenTheGovernment.org, testified on May 14, 2008, before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International   Read Full