OTG’s Lisa Rosenberg on The Bill Press Show

December 6, 2017 Open The Government’s Lisa Rosenberg was on The Bill Press Show today. She spoke about the problem of warrantless government surveillance. Lisa also discussed the FBI’s use   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


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


Watch Now: OGIS at 5

In creating the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Congress charged the office with the dual responsibility of mediating disputes regarding Freedom   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


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


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


OTG at 10: Working Across Sectors

In the video below, Conrad Martin of the Fund for Constitutional Government (OTG's fiscal sponsor) discusses our work across sectors and importance going forward.    Read Full