BEGA Selects Niquelle M. Allen as Director for the Office of Open Government


Office of Open Government

The District of Columbia Office of Open Government is an independent office under the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability. Its mission is to ensure District Government operations at every level are transparent, open to the public and promote civic engagement.

BEGA Monthly Meeting

NEXT BEGA Meeting: Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 10:00am.

BEGA Meeting Minutes:

BEGA May 9, 2019 Meeting Audio:




Open Meetings Act

The Open Meetings Act (OMA) requires that any gathering of a quorum of a public body where members consider, conduct or advise on public business offer the opportunity for the public to attend and offer input.     The public must be given proper notice of such meetings and afforded the opportunity to review recordings of public meetings upon request.

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Freedom of Information Act

It is the public policy of the District of Columbia that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them. Enacted in 1973, the District’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was designed to “pierce the veil of administrative secrecy and to open agency action to the light of public scrutiny.”

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US Body Camera laws

View Metropolitan Police Department Body Worn Camera FOIA.

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