About POGO

Winslow Wheeler

Director, Straus Military Reform Project, CDI at POGO


Areas of Expertise: Defense budget, Weapons, and Congress

Winslow T. Wheeler focuses on the defense budget, why some weapons work and others don't, congressional oversight, and the politics of Pentagon spending. Before joining the Center for Defense Information in 2002, he worked on Capitol Hill for four U.S. Senators from both political parties and for the Government Accountability Office. At GAO and the Senate, Wheeler focused on Pentagon budget issues, weapons testing, the performance of U.S. systems in actual combat, and the U.S. strategic "triad" of nuclear weapons.

POGO Highlights:
Contributor of periodic articles to Foreign Policy magazine and to TIME Magazine's Battleland blog 
Edited The Pentagon Labyrinth: 10 Short Essays to Help You Through It, an anthology explaining the Pentagon in ways no others have