Making government & politics more accountable & transparent
- HHS Office of Population Affairs removed Affordable Care Act content from Title X website - Without notice to the public, the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Population Affairs (OPA) removed a collection of ten pages related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from its “Title X Family Planning” website. These changes, which occurred between April and May of 2017, are documented in the Web Integrity Project’s Read The Full Story
Our latest blog posts
- Today in OpenGov: Sharing is caring. Feb 15, 2019 05:52 AM
- Explained: The federal government’s responsibilities to provide online content in non-English languages Feb 14, 2019 10:01 AM
- Today in OpenGov: Discouraging news. Feb 14, 2019 07:22 AM
- Today in OpenGov: Vouch for it. Feb 13, 2019 07:20 AM
- This Week in Conflicts: The Cost of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Trips, No Loan from Deutsche Bank and Inauguration Investigation Heats Up Feb 13, 2019 05:47 AM
The Sunlight Foundation is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that uses the tools of civic tech, open data, policy analysis and journalism to make our government and politics more accountable and transparent to all. Our vision is for modern technology to enable more complete, equitable and effective democratic participation. Our overarching goal is to achieve changes in the law to require real-time, online transparency for government information.
Sunlight’s efforts have produced real results. Over the past decade, we served more than 4.2 billion API calls, indicating how much the data we liberated has been needed. Our reporting and analysis is frequently cited by the world’s preeminent journalists. Our research has led to congressional hearings and legislative action. Our tools were used to strip problematic measures from bills. Our advocacy has led to legislative and agency reforms, from a major victory when, at our urging, the federal government agreed to begin the process of releasing all data sets held by federal agencies, to the enactment and implementation of the DATA Act, the most significant open data law in United States history. Today, we are pushing for more reforms, defending transparency and ethics in government, helping open up cities with their communities, and holding government accountable.