About POGO

Andrea Peterson


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Year Started At POGO: 2017

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Areas of expertise: Cybersecurity, Privacy, Surveillance

Andrea Peterson is a journalist with extensive experience reporting on cybersecurity, privacy, and surveillance. From 2013 to 2016, she covered technology policy for The Washington Post. While at the Post, she helped break stories from the cache of National Security Agency documents leaked by former government contractor Edward Snowden, and news about the Obama administration’s internal deliberations about encryption policy. Prior to the Post, Andrea reported for Think Progress. Her work has also been published by Slate, Science Progress, and the Sunlight Foundation. Andrea earned bachelor’s degrees in political science and East Asian languages and cultures from the University of Kansas.

Key Government Privacy Watchdog Muzzled During Surveillance Debate

June 26, 2017

The independent government agency that’s supposed to ensure your privacy and civil liberties are respected by surveillance programs is practically paralyzed as Congress is debating key spying powers.

POGO Adds Staff with Expertise on Homeland Security, Surveillance, and Federal Spending

May 3, 2017

The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) expanded its investigative staff this week with three hires that bring a wealth of experience unearthing stories involving homeland security, government surveillance, and federal spending.

Investigation Pro-Tips from the Church Committee’s Chief Counsel

May 23, 2017

Fritz Schwarz, Jr., on what made the Church Committee work—and why Congressional investigations today are harder.

June 26, 2017

Key Government Privacy Watchdog Muzzled During Surveillance Debate

Slate.com | By POGO's Andrea Peterson