FOIA


FOIA Requests & Resources

Open The Government believes in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) as an antidote to the deeply entrenched secrecy surrounding an immigration enforcement system that has allowed for the proliferation   Read Full


New Bipartisan FOIA Bill Punches Back at Attacks

Bill will protect public access to information from private entities that do business with the government following Supreme Court decision. The new Open and Responsive Government Act of 2019, introduced   Read Full


Coalition Calls on Congress to Oppose Defense Department’s FOIA Exemption Carve-Out

Exemption Could Lead to Shielding Information about Sexual Assault Complaints, Contractor Oversight, and Interrogation and Treatment of Prisoners   Read Full


Combating Government Secrecy through Freedom of Information

New Sunshine Week report shares best practices to maximize the power of FOIA   Read Full


Combating Government Secrecy through Freedom of Information

In response to a growing culture of government secrecy, people are seeking new ways to defend their right to information and combat intensifying threats to transparency and accountability. Openness advocates,   Read Full


Trump Administration Blocks Access to Report on Handling of the Travel Ban; Open Government Groups Appeal Decision

OTG and POGO call for Immediate Disclosure to Ensure Accountability for Travel Ban Abuses   Read Full