Letter regarding improved FOIA processing
More than two dozen organizations (including NCAC) joined the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) in supporting passage of H.R. 1211, a bill to improve the government’s processing of requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Letter regarding SECURE Act
NCAC joined a coalition of government accountability groups in a statement expressing opposition to the SECURE ACT of 2017. The groups were concerned that the bill, if passed in its current form, would severely undermine oversight of the Department of Homeland Security by allowing the DHS Secretary to waive any legal requirement deemed necessary to facilitate border security programs.

Letter regarding for comprehensive police shooting data
A coalition of organizations committed to government openness and accountability are calling on Congress to pass legislation that would take an important step forward towards improving police transparency. The letter calls for congress to pass the Police Reporting of Information, Data and Evidence (PRIDE) Act, at a time when public pressure for comprehensive data on deadly incidents involving law enforcement has reached a high point.

Letter regarding targeted killing program
Thirty organizations representing a broad range of interests joined to urge Attorney General Holder to decline to appeal a recent federal court ruling that would provide the public with critical information about the legal analysis underpinning the targeted killing program.

Letters opposing border searches
NCAC joined a coalition of over 40 groups and individuals in sending letters to four congressional committees to express concerns over Department of Homeland Security searches and seizures of Americans’ digital information and electronic devices at U.S. borders.

  • Read the letter to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
  • Read the letter to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
  • Read the letter to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
  • Read the letter to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Letter regarding NARA decision not to capture web pages
NCAC joined 19 other groups in a letter expressing concerns about the decision of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) not to capture and preserve “snapshots” of web pages at the end of the current Administration.

Letter to Congressional Appropriators Regarding the OPEN Government Act/OGIS
NCAC joined over 40 organizations in a letter urging lawmakers to keep the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

Letter to Smithsonian Board of Regents
NCAC joined over 30 other groups in sending a letter to the Smithsonian Institution to urge them to rescind a policy that would permit the Institution to withhold financial information from the public.

Letter to Speaker Pelosi and Leader Reid on Protect America Act of 2007
NCAC joined OpenTheGovernment.org and over 100 signatories on a letter expressing concerns over the ‘Protect America Act of 2007′ and urging lawmakers to ensure that Americans’ electronic communications are protected from unwarranted government interference.

Letter to Senators Reid and McConnel to support the OPEN Government Act
NCAC joined OpenTheGovernment.org and 99 other signatories in urging Senator Reid and Senator McConnell to support the OPEN Government Act (S. 849).

Letter Urging Republicans to support the OPEN Government Act

Letters regarding preservation of Guantanamo records
NCAC joined a number of other organizations in sending letters to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein requesting that they confirm that a complete set of records of the naval base at Guantanamo Bay be maintained. The letter was sent in response to an order that would make the requirement of retaining a complete set of documents into an option.

Letter to Speaker Pelosi regarding no-fee online public access to Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports
NCAC joined OpenTheGovernment.org, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and other organizations in urging Speaker Nancy Pelosi to support efforts to protect public access to no-fee, online Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports.

Letter to Senators Leahy and Spector opposing espionage amendment
NCAC joined over 20 organizations in urging Senators Leahy and Spector to oppose Senator Kyl’s proposed amendment to S. 236 which would unconstitutionally expand existing espionage statutes.