OTG Launches Sunshine Week Report on Amazon, Government Security & Secrecy

OTG Launches Sunshine Week Report on Amazon, Government Security & Secrecy ‘Government Inc.’ report shows weak transparency requirements and accountability mechanisms for private companies even as they work on government contracts Washington,   Read Full

New Amazon, Government Security & Secrecy Report Released at Freedom of Information Day Conference

Open The Government is releasing an in-depth case study, Government Inc.: Amazon, Government Security & Secrecy and hosting a panel discussion addressing  the primary concerns the public should have about   Read Full

Senators call for FOIA compliance, full implementation of the 2016 FOIA reforms

In the spirit of Sunshine Week, and National Freedom of Information Day, Senators Feinstein, Leahy, Cornyn, and Grassley sent letters to the Trump Administration on March 15, 2017, calling for   Read Full

Join us on March 13th to Celebrate Sunshine Week

Sunshine Week 2017 will take place March 12th to 18th, throughout Washington, DC, and across the country. On Wednesday, March 15th, OTG is co-sponsoring an event at the Newseum Institute’s First   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

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

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

The Classified Classification Guidance on Torture, and President Obama’s Legacy

This June, OpenTheGovernment.org filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the classification guidance that now governs the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation (RDI) program, to see precisely how   Read Full

Watch: Freedom of Information Day 2015

On March 13th, OpenTheGovernment.org presented two panels in partnership with the Newseum Institute, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Sunshine in Government Initiative, and the American Library Association.   Read Full