OTG, openness groups publish Proposal to Strengthen Records Accountability in the next Administration
Updated: Questions for 2016 Candidates for Federal Offices on Government Accountability, Public Disclosure, and the Right to Know
OpenTheGovernment.org and the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) have drafted these open government-related questions that can be asked of all candidates for federal office. Our hope is that they will be used broadly - by editorial boards, reporters covering the 2016 campaigns, and interested members of the public who have an opportunity to speak with candidates.
On January 14th, the House of Representatives unanimously passed the key amendments to the Presidential Records Act and Federal Records Act. The legislation (H.R.
Several of our coalition partners and allies have weighed in on the President's Memorandum on Managing Government Records. The initiative requires each agency head to report on their current plans for improving records management programs, to outline current obstacles to sound, cost-effective records management policies, and to catalog potential reforms and improvements.
Statement on Presidential Memo on Managing Government Records
Gary D. Bass, Executive Director
November 28, 2011