Today, 19 library, media, and open government organizations sent letters thanking the cosponsors of the Equal Access to Congressional Research Service Reports Act of 2016 in the House and Senate.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has quietly released a new proposal that would severely limit the ability of the public to file requests to declassify information held by the intelligence community.
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 by open government organizations, data specialists, civil right groups, grassroots organizers, and criminal justice proponents. The panelists were Kanya Bennett (ACLU), Sakira Cook (Leadership Conference), Damian Ortellado (Sunlight Foundation), and Scott Roberts (ColorofChange).
As the devastating full story of the Flint water scandal unfolds, it has become clear that the Flint city and Michigan state governments were not alone in covering up crucial public health information.
WASHINGTON, February 2, 2016 – Today, the House Judiciary Committee held a classified hearing on Section 702 of the FISA – a legal provision used to acquire the communications of Americans and people around the world alike without a warrant.