10 Years of Opening The Government

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OTG at 10: Taking on Sensitive but Unclassified Information

In the video below, Executive Director Patrice McDermott discusses how the open government community took on the use of "sensitive but unclassified" information.    Read Full


A Word From Our Funders: CS Fund

 “CSF is honored to count OTG among its grantees: it is the glue that binds the openness community together, forging organizations with different focuses and priorities into one of the   Read Full


A Word From Our Funders: Omidyar Netwrok

“Omidyar Network and OpenTheGovernment.org share the view that transparency is essential to ensuring the integrity and accountability of government.  This alignment, along with OpenTheGovernment.org’s insights, expertise, and collaborative approach made them the logical   Read Full


A Word from Our Funders: HKH Foundation

“In my view, securing resources for Open The Government was, from its inception, an opportunity to enhance the advocacy field's capacity to do effective work across sectors.  Health, security, education,   Read Full


A Word From Our Funders: Ford Foundation

“Ford’s support for OTG reflects our commitment to ensuring that public processes are open and accountable to civil society. Our support for OTG is part of a broader interest in   Read Full


Statement from Senator John Cornyn on OTG’s 10th Anniversary

Senator John Cornyn is a longtime supporter of open government. In the statement below, Senator Cornyn commemorates OTG's 10th anniversary.   Read Full


10th Anniversary Interview with Knight’s Eric Newton

On the 10th anniversary of OpenTheGovernment.org, senior adviser to the president at Knight Foundation Eric Newton gave the following interview to OTG.    Read Full


Statement from Senator Patrick Leahy on OTG’s 10th Anniversary

Senator Patrick Leahy is a longtime champion for open government and the Freedom of Information Act. His statement commemorating our 10th anniversary is below.    Read Full


OTG at 10: How We Work

In the video below, the first coordinator of OTG Rick Blum discusses how in our 10 years OTG has grown into its role in the open government community.    Read Full