OTG Town Hall reveals common goals for openness and immigrant rights’ communities

On November 3rd, OpenTheGovernment.org hosted immigrant rights’ advocates, open government experts, and others for a discussion on improving transparency and oversight in the U.S. immigration detention system. Participants shared their   Read Full


RSVP now for a Town Hall on Improving Transparency & Oversight in Immigration Detention – November 3rd

On November 3rd, openness and immigrant rights advocates will come together for a Town Hall to discuss the need for greater transparency and oversight in immigration detention. We invite you   Read Full


Challenges to law enforcement transparency and accountability efforts highlighted at 2016 FOI Summit Session

On October 8th, OpenTheGovernment.org organized and moderated a session on law enforcement transparency and accountability at the 2016 National Freedom of Information Coalition FOI Summit. The session continues OTG’s work   Read Full


OTG’s Patrice McDermott joins Transparency Caucus briefing panel

On September 21, OTG’s Patrice McDermott spoke at a Congressional Transparency Caucus briefing hosted by Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA). The panel was moderated by Demand   Read Full


FOI Day Mock Caucus Sparks Debate on Transparency Priorities

On March 11th, OpenTheGovernment.org joined the Newseum Institute, the American Society of News Editors, Sunshine Week, and the American Library Association in hosting National Freedom of Information Day at the   Read Full


Join OpenTheGovernment.org on March 11 to Celebrate Sunshine Week at the Newseum

Sunshine Week 2016 will take place March 13th to 19th, throughout Washington, DC, and across the country. On Friday, March 11th, OpenTheGovernment.org, the Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center, the American   Read Full


OTG Forum Identifies Opportunities for Engagement on Transparent Policing and Accountable Law Enforcement Advocacy

“The data helps us balance the playing field” – grassroots organizers speaking at OTG’s January 27, 2016 town hall On January 27, 2016, OpenTheGovernment.org hosted a Town Hall event attended   Read Full


RESCHEDULED, January 27th: RSVP for Open Government Town Hall on Transparent Policing and Accountable Law Enforcement

UPDATED, January 20, 2016: Our Town Town event has been re-scheduled due to the severe weather forecast. It will now be held on January 27th, 11am-1pm.   Read Full


OpenTheGovernment.org Challenges Ongoing Classification of the CIA Torture Program

Earlier this week, OpenTheGovernment.org filed a detailed complaint with the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), arguing that even after the release of the Senate torture report’s   Read Full


OTG Holds Town Hall on Foreign Aid and Security Assistance Transparency

OTG held a community Town Hall event yesterday featuring speakers with years of experience promoting public access to information on U.S. security and development aid.   Read Full