About POGO

Danielle Brian

Executive Director

danielle@pogo.org |

Year Started At POGO: 1983 as an Intern

Areas of expertise: National Security, Government Oversight, Wasteful Defense Spending, Ethics, Open Government, Whistleblower Issues

Danielle Brian is the Executive Director of the Project On Government Oversight (POGO). Under her leadership, the organization has grown from two employees and a budget in the thousands of dollars in 1993 to an organization with over thirty staff and a budget of six million.

POGO is a nonpartisan independent government watchdog whose investigations into corruption, misconduct, and conflicts of interest achieve a more effective, accountable, and ethical federal government.

Ms. Brian and her staff frequently testify before Congress, and have done so ten times in the last two years.

In the past decade, POGO’s work has resulted in

POGO’s investigative work under her stewardship has received journalism awards such as the Sigma Delta Chi award, the Robert D.G. Lewis Watchdog Journalism Award, the Dateline Award, and others. POGO has received the highest reviews for organizational and financial performance from the three largest charity evaluators in the country: Charity Navigator, Better Business Bureau, and Greatnonprofits.org.   

Ms. Brian is a member of the Freedom of Information Act Hall of Fame, has been ranked three times by Ethisphere magazine as one of the top 100 most influential people in business ethics, and received the Smith College Medal. Danielle received her Bachelor of Arts in Government from Smith College, and her Master’s Degree in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

POGO Response to President Trump's Letter

April 24, 2018

POGO's Danielle Brian sent a letter to President Trump over a year ago detailing some ways he could create meaningful transparency in his administration. Last month we received a response and today we sent a letter requesting a meeting to further discuss our suggestions.

POGO Urges Congress Not to Confirm Nominee Who Used Nonprofit for His Own Benefit

April 18, 2018

President Trump's nominee to head NASA used his nonprofit’s resources to benefit a company that he simultaneously co-owned, POGO therefore urges the Senate to vote against his confirmation.

POGO Supports House Efforts to Preserve Special Counsel's Work

April 17, 2018

POGO commends Representatives Doggett and Raskin for introducing legislation that would preserve Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative work in the event that he is fired before he completes his investigation.

Press Statement: Congress Should Support Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Special Counsel

April 11, 2018

Any undue interference by the president in the ongoing criminal investigation into the 2016 election would constitute obstruction of justice. An investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election and whether any laws were violated is legitimate and must be protected. No one is above the law, including the president.

POGO Asks Chairman Gowdy to Give the Oversight Gavel to a Member Willing to do the Job

April 2, 2018

POGO has asked the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to pass his gavel to another member after an appearance on CBS's Face the Nation where he appeared to disparage Congress' ability to conduct meaningful oversight.

POGO Calls for Removal of House Intelligence Committee Members After Vote to Release Memo

February 2, 2018

POGO Calls for Removal of Republican Members of HPSCI After Vote to Release Memo

POGO Strongly Opposes House Bill to Protect Secrecy Around Oil and Gas Payments

December 12, 2017

POGO's Executive Director, Danielle Brian sent a letter today to the House Financial Services Committee to express our opposition to legislation aimed at protecting industry secrecy at the expense of the American taxpayer.

Civil Society Demands Open Surveillance Markup

October 20, 2017

A bipartisan coalition of 22 transparency and civil liberties organizations urged the Senate Intelligence Committee to hold an open markup, as possible, when it considers draft surveillance legislation.

POGO to Congress: Don't Change Testing Standards

September 7, 2017

The Project On Government Oversight urges the Senate Armed Services committees to maintain requirements for comparative testing to determine if more expensive weapon systems provide an actual gain in capability over legacy systems, and, if so, whether that gain is worth the extra cost and additional logistic and maintenance burdens.

POGO Joins Dozens of Organizations to Express Concern Over Dropped Broad Information Demand

August 24, 2017

Dozens of bipartisan organizations sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions today expressing deep concern over the Department of Justice's extremely broad demand for information on all visitors to a website used to organize protests on Inauguration Day. The request was narrowed after public criticism, however the groups remain concerned.

POGO Asks President Trump To Investigate Revenue Collection Issues at CBP

August 17, 2017

POGO's letter to President Trump urging him to investigate years of lost revenue by Customs and Border Protection.

Letter to Office of Special Counsel Requesting Investigation Into Energy Department Anti-Leak Posters

August 14, 2017

POGO requested the Office of Special Counsel investigate potential violations of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act by the Energy Department because its anti-leaking posters don’t provide information on lawful whistleblowing.

POGO Asks US Attorney Town to Recuse from Birmingham Superfund Bribery Case

August 9, 2017

Jay Town should recuse himself from the bribery investigation into Balch & Bingham and Drummond Company, given his political ties to those involved in the scandal.

POGO Supports Senate Bill to Improve Charge Card Spending

July 25, 2017

Federal purchase and travel cards continue to represent a significant source of improper and fraudulent payments. While some progress has been made by federal agencies in recent years, POGO supports the Senate's effort to address the long-standing problem.

POGO Supports IG Recommendation Transparency Act

July 11, 2017

Recognizing the vital role that Inspectors General play, POGO has worked for years to study and improve the IG system. This bill would ensure that Congress can more easily determine when agencies are not implementing the IG’s recommendations by requiring all IGs report to Congress all recommendations that remain open and unresolved for over a year.

Written Testimony of POGO's Danielle Brian on “Concurrent Congressional and Criminal Investigations: Lessons from History”

July 10, 2017

Chairman Graham, Ranking Member Whitehouse, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to testify today. My name is Danielle Brian, and I am the Executive Director of the Project On Government Oversight (POGO). Founded in 1981, POGO is a nonpartisan, independent watchdog that champions good government reforms. POGO’s investigations into corruption, misconduct, and conflicts of interest achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government.

House Defense Acquisition Reform Bill Has Pluses, But Will Result in DoD Waste

June 22, 2017

Several provisions included in the Defense Acquisition Streamlining and Transparency Act (H.R. 2511) will save money and streamline operations, but other proposals such as altering DoD’s contract auditing processes and increasing the threshold for contractors to supply cost or pricing data, are a recipe for waste, fraud, and abuse.

Safe and Effective Operation of Carriers Depends on Shock Trials

June 22, 2017

The Project On Government Oversight sent a letter to the members of the House and Senate Armed Services committees urging them to preserve a requirement for the Ford aircraft carrier to undergo full ship shock trial testing before deployment. Waiving this requirement for the Ford would endanger the lives of the 4,300 sailors of the ship’s complement and risk massive cost overruns in the years ahead as the Navy continues building what will continue to be an untested design.

POGO Requests that the White House Publicly Release Ethics Records

May 25, 2017

The Project on Government Oversight urged the Office of Management and Budget to withdraw its request that the Office of Government Ethics stay its data call for appointees’ ethics waivers and authorizations. POGO also requested that the Trump administration list and provide copies of ethics waivers on its “Ethics Pledge Waivers Released by the White House” website, which currently states that the “information on this page is being updated. Ethics pledge waivers will be published as they become available.”

POGO Supports Bill to Codify Appointee Ethics Pledges

May 17, 2017

POGO supports Rep. Huffman's "Executive Appointee Ethics Improvement Act". This bill will codify many of the best practices from the ethics executive orders implemented by Presidents Trump, Obama, and Clinton. Those orders had strong provisions extending bans on lobbying and prohibiting certain conflicts of interest for appointees entering and leaving the government.

POGO Requests Justice Department Investigation Into General Michael Flynn

April 26, 2017

General Michael Flynn, the former National Security Advisor, did not disclose payments from foreign governments on his security clearance questionnaire and belatedly disclosed foreign lobbying. POGO asks the Justice Department to investigate.

POGO Asks Senate Committee to Question Potential Conflicts of Air Force Secretary Nominee

March 28, 2017

The Project On Government Oversight sent a letter asking the Senate Armed Services Committee to question Trump Air Force Secretary nominee Heather Wilson's potential conflicts of interest regarding her post-government employment with Department of Energy nuclear laboratories.

Open Letter to the White House on Transparency Objectives

March 15, 2017

POGO's Danielle Brian sent a letter to the President detailing transparency objectives that the open government community raised to former President Obama that still need to be addressed.

POGO and Colleagues Object to Actions of Transparency Initiative Stakeholders

February 9, 2017

The Project On Government Oversight and civil society colleagues from the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative sent a letter to the federal government, objecting to government and industry actions that are harmful to the initiative.

DOJ Should Investigate Potential Ethics Violations by White House

February 9, 2017

POGO is requesting that the Department of Justice launch an investigation into possible ethics violations by White House staff, including the recent communications of Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway and Assistant to the President and Director of Social Media Dan Scavino Jr. endorsing the personal business interests of Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Trump and spouse of Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner.

POGO Urges House Oversight Committee to Support Office of Government Ethics

January 13, 2017

POGO sent a letter to Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings strongly supporting bipartisan oversight of the Office of Government Ethics. POGO offered its support for OGE director Walter Shaub, and his office's vetting of cabinet nominees and President-elect Trump's plan to isolate himself from potential conflicts of interest.

POGO Comments on VA Rule Helping Some Camp Lejeune Victims

October 11, 2016

POGO welcomes this VA rule and the benefits it will bring to veterans contaminated at Camp Lejeune. However, we are concerned about several factors that may unnecessarily limit its impact.

Campaign 2016: What's a Good Government Advocate to Do?

September 9, 2016

Wanna hear POGO's take on Trump's taxes and Hillary's emails?

Transparency Improvements within Existing Rulemakings

August 31, 2016

POGO and Taxpayers for Common Sense urge that the new rules for extracting on federal lands include robust transparency provisions to improve the existing system of disclosure.

POGO joins Right/Left Coalition Urging Senate to Reject Amendments to Increase Pentagon Spending

May 25, 2016

The Project On Government Oversight joined groups across the political spectrum urging Senators to reject amendments to increased spending for the Department of Defense beyond what was allowed in the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015, including an amendment offered by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain to fund military service wishlists - called "unfunded priorities" - by increasing the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) war spending account by $17 billion.

POGO and National Taxpayers Union Urge Congress to Withhold MOX Funding

May 23, 2016

POGO and the National Taxpayers Union sent a letter to House Members urging them to withhold funding for the construction of the Mixed oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MOX) in South Carolina until the Department of Energy answers questions about the project mandated in last year's National Defense Authorization Act.

POGO's Letter to Homeland Security Inspector General To Address Long-standing Revenue Collection Issues at Customs and Border Protection

May 10, 2016

POGO sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General John Roth urging him to thoroughly investigate years of lost revenue by Customs and Border Protection resulting from its lack of focus on revenue collection.

Letter to Pentagon Watchdog To Address Internal Misconduct Regarding Military Whistleblower Reprisal Investigations

March 8, 2016

POGO and CDI sent a letter to Acting Department of Defense Inspector General Glenn Fine urging him to address significant deficiencies in the office's military reprisal investigations, including attempts to change case files under review by the Government Accountability Office.

POGO Urges Senate to Vote Against Nominee to the FDA

February 9, 2016

POGO's Executive Director, Danielle Brian, sent a letter to the Senate urging Senators to vote against Dr. Robert Califf's nomination to head the FDA. Based on our in-depth investigation into one of the clinical trials he chaired, POGO concluded he is not fit to be the FDA Administrator.

POGO Asks President to Withdraw FDA Nominee

February 9, 2016

POGO urged President Obama to withdraw his nominee to head the FDA, Dr. Robert Califf, from Senate consideration.

POGO Letter to VA Inspector General Regarding Subpoena Enforcement

August 14, 2015

We are writing in response to your letter received by the Project On Government Oversight (“POGO”) on August 11, 2015.

Testimony of POGO's Danielle Brian on "'All' Means 'All': The Justice Department's Failure to Comply With Its Legal Obligation to Ensure Inspector General Access to All Records Needed For Independent Oversight"

August 5, 2015

POGO's Danielle Brian testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the need for Inspector General offices to have complete and timely access to agency records.

Testimony of POGO's Danielle Brian on "Whistleblower Claims at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs"

July 30, 2015

POGO's Executive Director, Danielle Brian, testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee on whistleblower retaliation at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

POGO Rebuts the VA's OIG's Response to POGO's Testimony on June 3, 2015

July 1, 2015

The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) would like to respond to a statement submitted by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) regarding the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s June 3 hearing, “Watchdogs Needed: Top Government Investigator Positions Left Unfilled for Years.”

POGO Letter to Conferees on the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act

June 25, 2015

In a letter to the Senate and House Armed Services Committee, POGO outlines key acquisition reform policies, wasteful defense spending in conventional and nuclear weapons and MOX, support for close air support and the A-10, and oversight over risky weapon programs like the littoral combat ship (LCS) and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

POGO Calls for New Chairperson at Chemical Safety Board

June 19, 2015

POGO calls on the Senate to promptly confirm a new chairperson at the Chemical Safety Board who can work to resolve the agency's challenges and restore its vigor.

POGO Calls for New Chair of Securities and Exchange Commission

June 8, 2015

POGO calls on President Obama to ask Mary Jo White to step down as Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and to designate a new head of the agency.

POGO Letter to GAO Concerning Navy's Potential Violation of Anti-Lobbying Restrictions

June 8, 2015

High level Navy officials seem to have violated anti-lobbying provisions to garner support for the Navy's Ohio Replacement program.

POGO Letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Concerning Rear Admiral Joe Tofalo's Potential Violation of Anti-Lobbying Restrictions

June 8, 2015

POGO sent a letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) and Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-RI) raising concerns that Rear Admiral Joe Tofalo, currently under consideration to become Vice Admiral Naval Submarine Forces (COMSUBFOR); commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; and commander, Allied Submarine Command, Norfolk, Virginia.

Testimony of POGO's Danielle Brian on "Watchdogs Needed: Top Government Investigator Positions Left Unfilled for Years"

June 3, 2015

At their best, Offices of Inspector General (OIG) are essential to a well-functioning federal government. IG offices recover billions of dollars in wasted taxpayer funds and make improvements to federal programs that keep us healthy, safe, and secure. IGs wear two hats, reporting to their agency heads and to Congress. As a result of this dual-reporting structure, IGs are uniquely positioned to serve as your eyes and ears within the executive branch, giving you the information you need to conduct effective oversight and pass meaningful legislation.

POGO Comments on Proposed Reforms To Pentagon Acquisitions

April 23, 2015

Reforms proposed by the House Armed Services Committee likely exacerbate the Pentagon's systemic waste and mismanagement problems.

Private Intel Contractors Further Harm Transparency

January 21, 2015

Danielle Brian sits down with the Brennan Center for Justice to discuss the problems with private contractors in the intelligence and national security world.

POGO to FDA on Conflicts of Interest: Disclose Them!

January 20, 2015

Patients’ health is put at risk when outside experts advising the FDA have private financial interests that are undisclosed to the public. We propose specific ways to start correcting the problem. In short: POGO to FDA on conflicts of interest: Disclose them!

Congress Gets an F in Oversight

January 13, 2015

POGO's Danielle Brian gives Congress on F for their oversight work. Brian described it as "almost deliberate incompetence."

When Waste Harms National Security

January 13, 2015

POGO's Danielle Brian speaks with the Brennan Center for Justice about how government waste, fraud, and abuse undermine national security.

When Laws Are Created in Secret

September 30, 2014

POGO's Danielle Brian discusses the disturbing trend of laws being interpreted in secret away from public scrutiny.

It's Time for More Limits on Lobbying

September 30, 2014

POGO's Danielle Brian talks about the problems with lax regulations on former members of Congress becoming lobbyists.

One Group is Still Left Out of Whistleblower Protections

September 30, 2014

The Project On Government Oversight's Danielle Brian talks about the advances in whistleblower protections. Unfortunately, intelligence community contractors are still vulnerable.

Reforming an Essential Open Government Law

September 30, 2014

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is in desperate need of reform, according to the Project On Government Oversight's Danielle Brian.

POGO Letter to VA Secretary About VA Employees' Claims of Fear and Retaliation

July 21, 2014

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees told the Project On Government Oversight that they have faced retaliation for blowing the whistle on problems, and many said a toxic culture discourages VA employees from openly expressing dissent.

POGO calls on President Obama to seek resignation of NRC Commissioner Magwood

July 21, 2014

We are writing to highlight Nuclear Regulatory Commission Commissioner William Magwood’s glaring conflict of interest and urge you to seek his immediate resignation.

POGO's Response to VA Inspector General's Subpoena for Whistleblower Records

June 9, 2014

POGO received a subpoena for all records it has received related to the failures at the Department of Veterans Affairs. POGO will not comply with the VA's demand, arguing that it violates the Constitution and will harm the underlying mission of the organization.

POGO Asks Justice Dept. to Investigate Use of Confidentiality Agreements by Federal Fund Recipients

June 5, 2014

The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) requests that the Department of Justice investigate federal fund recipients using confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements that infringe current and former employees’ federal whistleblower rights in violation of the False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. §3730(h)), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 C.F.R. Subpart 3.9), and other federal whistleblower protection laws (e.g., 10 U.S.C. §2409, 41 U.S.C. §4712). POGO is concerned that companies are using these agreements to hinder governmental investigations into criminal, civil, and administrative violations on federal contracts, grants, and other federally funded programs.

POGO Calls on Senate to Keep Pentagon Testing Office Strong in NDAA

May 16, 2014

On May 7, the House Armed Services Committee released its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015.

POGO Calls for Acting Chief of Defense Nuclear Security to be Replaced

February 25, 2014

Steve Asher, is the Acting Chief of Defense Nuclear Security but his most recent job was as a Target manger in Spokane, WA. Before that he was the Group Commander at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana where cheating on launch readiness tests was extensive, a culture that the Energy Department should not reward or encourage by giving Asher a permanent position in charge of defense nuclear security.

What Obama Should Say at the State of the Union

January 28, 2014

At tonight's State of the Union address, President Obama should acknowledge that we have a broken system for intelligence community whistleblowers and vow to provide a meaningful path for law disclosures.

Peace Activists Deserve Leniency; Their Actions Exposed Dangerous Security Flaws

January 27, 2014

If justice is served Tuesday, a federal judge will exercise leniency when he sentences Sister Megan Rice, Greg Boertje-Obed, and Michael Walli for their non-violent protest at the Y-12 nuclear facility in Oak Ridge, Tenn., in July 2012.

Watching the Watchdogs: The Good, the Bad, and What We Need from the Inspectors General

January 14, 2014

Inspectors General are in place to hold their agencies accountable, yet a number lack the strength, independence, and integrity to effectively do so. Our report looks at some notable failures and successes by IGs and suggests places where the IG system can be reformed.

General Who Intimidated Whistleblowers Not Fit to Oversee Army’s Sexual Assault Policy, POGO Tells Secretary Hagel

November 15, 2013

Allegations that an Army general intimidated whistleblowers while on a NATO deployment in Afghanistan make him unfit for his current job of overseeing the Pentagon’s sexual assault policy, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) said Friday in a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

POGO Calls for the Removal of Army General Unfit to Oversee Sexual Assault Prevention

November 15, 2013

In a shocking twist to the military's treatment of sexual assault cases, an Army General officially found to have restricted the rights of whistleblowers has assumed command of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office. POGO raises concerns that his previous actions could seriously compromise this important program and urges Secretary Hagel to remove him from the position.

POGO Urges Air Force to Delay F-35 Basing Decision

November 6, 2013

As the civilian and military heads of the Air Force, you are in the process of selecting the first National Guard base at which to beddown the F-35A Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter.

Nation’s Focus Should be on Broken Whistleblower System And Unchecked Growth of our National Security State

June 24, 2013

Where Mr. Snowden chooses asylum is a sideshow to critical matters facing our nation. What we should be focusing on are the important issues he has exposed—a broken system for whistleblowers and how secrecy is undermining our constitutional democracy.

Shielding the Whistleblowers

June 6, 2013

Seaman Kori Cioca, who was featured in “The Invisible War,” an Academy Award-nominated movie about sexual assault in the U.S. military, long dreamed of enlisting in the armed forces and dedicating her life to the service of her country. Her dreams were shattered — as was her jaw — when her supervising officer attacked and brutally raped her. Although she reported the rape up the chain of command, the military failed to take meaningful action against her attacker and retaliated against her instead.

How Money Rules Washington

May 17, 2013

Danielle Brian, executive director of the Project On Government Oversight, and Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics, sat down with Bill Moyers to talk about how industry influence shapes laws, public policy and regulations.

POGO Asks Secretary Hagel to Stop Funding B61 Nuclear Bomb Program in Europe

April 17, 2013

The cost of maintaining the B61 nuclear bomb program in Europe has increased yet again while questions regarding security and military efficacy remain unanswered.

POGO and Taxpayers for Common Sense Ask President to Cut MOX

February 5, 2013

The Project On Government Oversight and Taxpayers for Common Sense wrote to President Obama urging him to cut funding to the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MOX) because it's a program that is over budget, over schedule, and lacking even a single customer.

POGO and Allies Warn Secretary of Energy of Dangerous Plutonium Plan

November 1, 2012

The Department of Energy's proposal to transport plutonium bomb cores from New Mexico to California is unnecessarily dangerous and potentially unlawful. Forty-six groups, including the Project On Government Oversight, believe safer alternatives exist and must be examined.

POGO's Picks for the Best of the House and Senate NDAAs

October 25, 2012

We understand your staff members are currently engaged in conversations about how to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (NDAA, H.R. 4310 and S. 3254) in advance of the upcoming lame duck legislative session. To help inform your discussions, we have identified specific provisions we hope you will include in the final bill that reaches the President’s desk for signature.

POGO Challenges DoD's Disclosure of Budgeting and Spending Service Contract Data

October 24, 2012

It is clear that an increasing number of Senators and Representatives are concerned about the Department of Defense’s (DoD) inability to account for how it expends hundreds of billions of dollars each year to procure services from contractors. It is equally clear that DoD has not adequately addressed these concerns or rectified its inept accounting system and budgeting process.

POGO Speaks Out Against Congressional Attempts to Fund Unnecessary Nuclear Weapons Facility

August 30, 2012

Experts throughout the government say the proposed nuclear facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory is is neither affordable nor necessary. However, some Senators are still trying to fund this nuclear boondoggle. The Project On Government Oversight is speaking out to Energy Secretary Steven Chu against the Senators who are trying to undermine his decision to halt this wasteful, $6-billion project.

Clips from Danielle Brian's Lecture about Military Ethics

April 24, 2012

In March, POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian gave a speech to students and faculty from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces about the difficulties of applying ethics rules in the real world of the U.S. military. Here is a short clip from the lecture. To see the whole lecture go here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdP3nGg9ctA

Project On Government Oversight on C-SPAN talking about GSA

April 23, 2012

Project On Government Oversight Executive Director Danielle Brian was on C-SPAN to talk about the cost of government oversight in light of the recent General Services Administration (GSA) scandal.

Excerpts from Danielle Brian's TEDxMidAtlantic Talk

April 9, 2012

Excerpts from Danielle Brian's talk at TEDxMidatlantic on October 29. 2011 in Washington, D.C..To watch the full talk, go here - http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxMidAtlantic-2011-Danielle-B

Testimony of POGO's Danielle Brian on Examination of The Department of the Interior’s Oversight of Offshore Oil Drilling

July 22, 2010

Since 1995, POGO has issued five reports about the Minerals Management Service’s inadequate oversight of the major oil and gas companies, primarily with a focus on the loss of royalty revenue.The Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf is another direct result of MMS’s failure to do its job.

Testimony of Danielle Brian before the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan Regarding Private Security Contractors

June 18, 2010

I want to thank the Commission for asking POGO to testify about the question of whether private security contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan are performing inherently governmental functions. We have studied inherently governmental functions for years, and we have examined this question and it is clear that the answer is yes.

Testimony of Danielle Brian before the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

June 17, 2010

The Deepwater Horizon disaster is a direct result of Mineral Management Service’s failure to do its job. It is important that the Department of the Interior and Congress do what they can to learn from this catastrophe and make sure it never happens again.

POGO Letter to Congress Calling For Increased Oversight of Financial Self-Regulators

February 23, 2010

The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is writing to raise concerns that Congress’s efforts to reform the financial regulatory system have not adequately addressed the failures of the private self-regulatory organizations (SROs) that are tasked with protecting the investing public and maintaining the integrity of our financial markets.

Testimony of POGO's Danielle Brian before the House Committee on Natural Resources regarding "The Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources Act of 2009"

September 17, 2009

POGO applauds the House Natural Resources Committee for your vigilant oversight of royalty collections, and for writing the Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources (CLEAR) Act of 2009. This legislation will benefit taxpayers by implementing several key reforms that will help to ensure taxpayers are receiving their fair share from their natural resources.

Testimony of Danielle Brian before the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan

September 14, 2009

Practically from Day One, ArmorGroup North America knowingly underperformed in its mission in order to maximize its profits, endangering the diplomats and its own employees in the process—and the Department of State knew about it.

POGO Letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regarding U.S. Embassy in Kabul

September 1, 2009

As you know, last month eight rockets were fired into Kabul, two landing near the U.S. Embassy.1 Not long after, at least seven people were killed and 91 wounded, including children, when a suicide bomber struck close to the Embassy. Following the second attack, a Taliban spokesman declared that the target had been the U.S. Embassy itself.

Federal Contractors Beware

August 21, 2009

The lack of effective government oversight over the years has been a boon to contractors and corporations, and a bane to taxpayers. Waste, fraud, and abuse in the War on Terror, Hurricane Katrina recovery, and the Wall Street meltdown have finally become so burdensome that the taxpayers—who have watched their dollars slip through their fingers—have finally screamed, “Enough is enough!” While different sectors of the public have expressed concerns in the past, now there has been a shift in the whole of the American zeitgeist. We are all demanding government accountability and oversight.

Testimony of POGO's Danielle Brian on S. 372: The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2009

June 11, 2009

POGO believes H.R. 1507, the “Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2009,” does a much better job providing meaningful protections for federal employees who blow the whistle than Senate companion bill S. 372 because it allows access to jury trials extends meaningful protections to national security whistleblowers.

Testimony of POGO's Danielle Brian regarding the Accountability and Oversight of Funding Provided in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act)

May 5, 2009

Certain provisions of the Recovery Act provide a terrific opportunity to finally crack open the opaque world of government contracting, but some essential protections are missing including lack of funding for state and local auditors and investigators and a clear system for potential whistlebloweres.

Testimony of POGO's Danielle Brian on The Roles and Responsibilities of Inspectors General

March 25, 2009

Watching the watchdogs is an essential factor in keeping this vital system in balance, and holding Inspectors General accountable is a job that needs to be embraced more thoughtfully by Congress and accomplished more effectively by their peers through the Inspector General Council's Integrity Committee.

Written Testimony of POGO's Danielle Brian on "Getting Royalties Right: Recent Recommendations for Improving the Federal Oil & Gas Royalty System"

March 11, 2008

We applaud the Royalty Policy Committee’s report shedding light on the many problems inherent within the royalty collection systems at the Department of Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) and encouraging reform, oversight, and transparency. However, much of what we know about the agency from its own Inspector’s General reports, press reports, Congressional oversight, state and tribal auditors, and whistleblowers leads us to believe that the Committee’s report does not go far enough.

Testimony of POGO's Danielle Brian before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on "Strengthening the Unique Role of the Nation's Inspectors General"

July 11, 2007

Inspector General (IG) offices play a tremendously important role in advancing good government practices, but only if they are led by independent and qualified IGs, and those IGs are allowed to do their job

Testimony of POGO's Danielle Brian before a joint Senate hearing regarding "Oversight Review of the Investigation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Inspector General"

June 7, 2007

Testimony of Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project On Government Oversight (POGO) before a joint hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee’s Subcommittee on Space, Aeronautics and Related Sciences and the House Science Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations regarding “Oversight Review of the Investigation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Inspector General.”

Remarks by POGO's Danielle Brian at the Center for American Progress conference, "A Return to Competitive Contracting"

May 14, 2007

We at POGO have, for some time, been raising our concerns about the current procurement laws. The current system is plagued by inadequate competition, a lack of accountability, little transparency and is full of contracting vehicles such as interagency contracts and indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contracts that put taxpayer dollars at risk.

Testimony of POGO's Danielle Brian, before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

January 30, 2007

Testimony of Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project On Government Oversight (POGO)before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. “Continuing Security Concerns at the Los Alamos National Laboratory”

Testimony of POGO's Danielle Brian before the House Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations regarding Nuclear Security: Has the NRC Strengthened Facility Standards Since 9/11?

April 4, 2006

The GAO’s findings clearly reveal devastating discrepancies between current security standards at nuclear power plants and what is needed to repel a terrorist attack. It is clear that the public can not trust the combined efforts of the nuclear industry and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to protect the them.

Testimony of POGO's Danielle Brian on Government Contracting and the Negative Impact on Small Businesses

November 8, 2005

On May 17, 2005, POGO's General Counsel Scott Amey testified before OMB's Acquisition Advisory Panel, highlighting concerns in five areas that have been the target of contractor-driven "reforms." POGO recommended that the Panel strengthen federal government contracting laws and regulations.

POGO senior investigator Peter Stockton’s presentation to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission outlining the problems with guard fatigue

September 21, 2005

POGO has real problems with the current fatigue order for security officers – particularly group hours and self declaration

Testimony of POGO's Danielle Brian on a Review of Security Initiatives at DOE Nuclear Weapons Facilities before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

March 18, 2005

The Department of Energy does not need new offices such as the NNSA’s new Office of Performance Assurance, new commissions, or new studies. The DOE needs to follow through on its existing commitments.

Written Testimony of POGO's Danielle Brian on DoD's Use of "Commercial" Acquisition and "Other Transaction Authority" before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Airland Subcommittee

March 15, 2005

This testimony combines our unique position in the defense and contract oversight program areas. In the recent past POGO has exposed problems with Department of Defense (DoD) weapons systems, problems with the revolving door between the federal government and its top contractors, and numerous problems by so-called procurement or acquisition "reforms," including lack of competition, reduced oversight, and the elimination of transparency. I would specifically like to highlight two reforms that are very problematic: "commercial item" acquisitions and "other transaction authority" (OTA) – two contracting vehicles that are highly favored by government contractors.

Testimony of POGO's Danielle Brian before the Senate Democratic Policy Committee on Misuse of Federal Funds to Promote a Political Agenda

January 28, 2005

This hearing concerns the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) use of appropriated taxpayer funds to lobby for President Bush’s proposals to reform Social Security. POGO concludes that, even strictly interpreting the laws, some of the SSA’s current actions violate the anti-lobbying laws.

Not the Final Word

June 15, 2018

The plain fact is that OLC, responsive to its own institutional incentives, sometimes gets things wrong.

“The Memo”: Willful Ignorance and the House Intel Committee

February 2, 2018

The House Intelligence Committee voted to publicly release its classified memo on the FBI while opting to be willfully ignorant of the facts and potential consequences of its actions. That's the biggest problem with #ReleaseTheMemo.

Keeping the Independence of the Special Counsel: The President Should Support—Not Interfere With—Investigations Into His Administration

December 21, 2017

Attempting to influence or shut down the Special Counsel, an authorized, independent law enforcement investigation, undermines a cornerstone foundation upon which America was built: that we are a nation based on laws, not merely subjective decisions of senior government officials.

Considerations for Working with Whistleblowers in a Technological Age

June 6, 2017

Recent documents released by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on how they identified an alleged National Security Agency (NSA) contractor source provide a number of lessons and considerations for sources and journalists who seek to anonymously disclose information.

In Push for FBI Director James Comey's Trump Memos, Congress Must Protect Whistleblowers

May 17, 2017

News reports that FBI Director James Comey documented President Trump's attempt to improperly influence FBI investigations raise serious concerns about the President and the rule of law.

Preventing the Next Watergate

August 4, 2016

If either Donald Trump or Hillary Clintion are serious about open government and preventing corruption, here are three things they must do before taking office.

What is Going on Behind the Attacks on SIGAR?

May 6, 2016

These are dangerous days for the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, whose investigation of waste and wrongdoing in the $113 billion effort to rebuild Afghanistan— particularly of an overpriced gas station—has unleashed a firestorm of criticism.

POGO Wins National Journalism Prize for Reporting on FDA

April 22, 2016

The Society of Professional Journalists has awarded the Project On Government Oversight a Sigma Delta Chi Award for POGO’s coverage of potentially deadly weaknesses in FDA oversight of prescription drugs.

Department of Justice’s Decision Undercuts, Weakens Federal Watchdogs

July 24, 2015

IGs cannot be effective watchdogs on behalf of Congress and the American public if they have to negotiate with agency leaders for access to records on a case-by-case basis.

POGO Stands by Army Whistleblower Lt. Col. Jason Amerine

June 11, 2015

Lt. Col. Jason Amerine, who his today testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee, is being retaliated against for making protected whistleblower disclosures to House Armed Services committee member Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) regarding dysfunctions in recovering American hostages, including Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. POGO stands by Lt. Col. Amerine and urges Congress to expand protections for all military whistleblowers.

Lockheed's Response to NYT Editorial was Misleading

August 14, 2014

POGO's Danielle Brian and Winslow Wheeler joined Pierre Sprey, the co-designer of the F-16 and A-10, in writing a letter to the editor of the New York Times concerning a recent editorial about the troubles with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

House Passes Weak Tea; NSA Reform Lacks Transparency

May 22, 2014

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a weakened version of the USA FREEDOM Act. Unfortunately, it omits critical government reporting requirements included in the original USA FREEDOM Act.

What the President Didn’t Say in His Speech on Surveillance Reform

January 17, 2014

Statement of Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project On Government Oversight We’re encouraged that President Obama today acknowledged the dangers posed to our civil liberties by unchecked and overreaching intelligence gathering. His speech sets the stage for important reforms.

In Wake of Snowden Disclosures, Obama Must Strengthen U.S. Commitment to Openness, Accountability

November 1, 2013

Statement of Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project On Government Oversight On Thursday, the White House released a preview of its second National Action Plan for the international Open Government Partnership, whose mission is to increase openness and accountability among its member countries.

Shielding the Whistleblowers

June 6, 2013

An amendment offered by Reps. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) and Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) that would go a long way to address the shortcomings of the current law to ensure that service members are protected from retaliation when they report sexual assaults and other unlawful behavior.

For Whistleblowers, Fraying Protection

May 6, 2013

Ten years ago, advocates, funders, journalists and citizens gathered in an effort to champion the rights of whistleblowers. We saw a brighter future for truth-tellers, but sadly, ten years later, we fear that we may have, in fact, lost ground.

5 Steps to Curing Election Dysfunction

November 2, 2012

Gridlock and paralysis are the new norm in Congress, and this attitude is mirrored by the American public. But it doesn't have to be. Learn what we have to do to get America moving again.

Robert MacLean: Homeland Security Whistleblower

August 10, 2011

At the end of July 2011, Robert MacLean learned the outcome of over a year of waiting. He was waiting on a second ruling from the relatively obscure and awkwardly named Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB, or the “Board”). The three-member Board in Washington, DC, is an administrative quasi-court that handles federal government whistleblower claims of retaliation, among other things. MacLean is a former federal air marshal who blew the whistle in July 2003 on his agency, the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA. After lengthy reviews by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and two by this Board, the first one in 2009, MacLean lost his claim that he was retaliated against.

Open Government Advocates Meet with POTUS: A Firsthand Account

March 29, 2011

Yesterday afternoon, POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian—along with OMB Watch Executive Director Gary Bass, OpenTheGovernment.org Director Patrice McDermott, National Security Archive Executive Director Tom Blanton, and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Executive Director Lucy Dalglish—met with President Obama about open government issues.

On Wikileaks: I Wish the Leaker Had Come to POGO

August 2, 2010

Over the past thirty years, POGO has wrangled with whistleblowers who want to disclose classified information—not 92,000 pieces of information, mind you—but I keep wondering what we would have done if the individuals who shared the classified raw field reports from Afghanistan and Pakistan had come to us.

Lessons Learned from Obama's Removal of CNCS Inspector General

June 15, 2009

On Friday, we blogged about the President's removal of Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) Inspector General Gerald Walpin. As I learn more about this case, I'm realizing there are a few "teachable moments."

Oil Royalties and Ostriches

August 10, 2006

July 10, 2018

As inspectors generals are celebrated, VA tried to intimidate its IG

The Washington Post | By Joe Davidson

July 5, 2018

Scott Pruitt resigns as head of EPA, Trump says

PBS News Hour | By Erica R. Hendry

June 5, 2018

ExxonMobil and Chevron accused over tax secrecy

Financial Times | By Ed Crooks

May 23, 2018

The Ingraham Angle: The Surveillance State

FOX News - The Ingraham Angle | By Laura Ingraham

May 4, 2018

More Fallout From FCC’s Visit To CPAC.

Inside Radio |

May 2, 2018

FCC Member Violated Hatch Act, Special Counsel Finds

Government Executive | By Charles S. Clark

April 10, 2018

Trump’s company asked Panama president to help in hotel spat

Associated Press | By Juan Zamorano, Stephen Braun

March 3, 2018

Feds may sweeten deal for Gulf drillers

Houma Today (Louisiana) | By Keith Magill

February 20, 2018

DOE posters trigger whistleblower guidance

E&E News | By Hannah Northey

February 16, 2018

As Mueller moves forward, lingering questions about Comey and Clinton

The Christian Science Monitor | By Warren Richey

February 16, 2018

Special Counsel Confirms Removal of Energy Department Anti-Leak Posters

Government Executive | By Charles S. Clark

February 14, 2018

Science Advocates Tell Federal Employees: Write It Down

Union of Concerned Scientists | By Yogin Kothari

January 30, 2018

Congress needs a reckoning. Will this bill do it?

Vox | By Jane Coaston

January 19, 2018

Why the shutdown would be worse on Monday

The Hill | By Lydia Wheeler, Timothy Cama

December 18, 2017

Legal Specialists Defend GSA's Handover of Transition Emails to Mueller Probe

Government Executive | By Charles S. Clark

December 15, 2017

Whistleblowers worry about fate of spy agency ombudsman

Star Tribune | Associated Press | By Deb Riechmann

December 1, 2017

After Observer Report, Watchdog Requests Investigation into Border Wall Gag Order

The Texas Observer | By Melissa del Bosque

November 17, 2017

Former top Justice official went to bat for drug giant Cardinal Health

The Washington Post | By Lenny Bernstein, Scott Higham

November 13, 2017

Will Data-Driven Policy Change How IGs Operate?

Nextgov | By Mohana Ravindranath

November 2, 2017

House Democrats Go to Court for Trump Hotel Documents

Government Executive | By Charles S. Clark

November 2, 2017

US withdraws from global oil anti-corruption pact

The Washington Examiner | By John Siciliano

October 31, 2017

The Feds' Secret Workforce

WhoWhatWhy | By Celia Wexler

October 17, 2017

Space Corps, budget debates top NDAA conference issues

Politico | By Gregory Hellman

October 15, 2017

Trump nominates 5 for inspector-general positions

The Washington Times | By Andrea Noble

October 4, 2017

Royalty review begins today

E&E News | By Pamela King

August 21, 2017

'Every Leak Makes Us Weak' Campaign Runs Risk of Discouraging Legitimate Disclosures

Government Executive | By Charles S. Clark

August 14, 2017

Congressional investigations — not just special counsels — strengthen our democracy

The Hill | By Danielle Brian and Faiza Patel

August 14, 2017

Congressional investigations — not just special counsels — strengthen our democracy

The Hill | By Danielle Brian and Faiza Patel

August 4, 2017

Jeff Sessions’s Leak Probe Press Conference Was Misleading

Newsweek | By Jeff Stein

August 4, 2017

Attorney general says Justice Dept. has tripled the number of leak probes

The Washington Post | By Matt Zapotosky and Devlin Barrett

July 26, 2017

Trump Loses First Cabinet-Level Watchdog, Left Without Public Explanation

The Daily Caller | By Ethan Barton

July 25, 2017

Republicans use Holman Rule to propose 89 personnel cuts at CBO

Federal News Radio 1500AM | By Nicole Ogrysko

July 11, 2017

Watergate prosecutor: Congress should continue its Russia probes

USA Today | By Erin Kelly

July 6, 2017

Watchdog groups fear for ethics office after resignation

The Hill | By Megan R. Wilson

July 6, 2017

Ethics Office Director Walter Shaub Resigns, Saying Rules Need To Be Tougher

NPR; KUNC Morning Edition | By Peter Overby

July 6, 2017

Government Ethics Chief Resigns, Casting Uncertainty Over Agency

The New York Times | By Nicholas Fandos

June 9, 2017

Trump’s War on Oversight

New Republic | By Laura Reston

May 9, 2017

James Comey Has Been Fired. What's Next for the FBI's Trump-Russia Probe?

Time Magazine via the Associated Press | By Eileen Sullivan

May 9, 2017

What now for the FBI's Trump-Russia probe?

WCBV 5 ABC via Associated Press | By Eileen Sullivan

April 17, 2017

The contradictions between candidate and President Trump

Communities Digital News; CDN | By Allan C. Brownfeld

April 15, 2017

With Trump Appointees, a Raft of Potential Conflicts and ‘No Transparency’

The New York Times | By Eric Lipton, Ben Protess and Andrew W. Lheren

April 2, 2017

Did The U.S. Just Pull Out Of A Global Anti-Corruption Group?

The New Yorker | By Adam Davidson

March 29, 2017

Ethics watchdogs: Why won't Trump’s pick for Air Force secretary account for her contractor work?

The Center For Public Integrity | By Patrick Malone

February 27, 2017

Trump inspires encryption boom in leaky D.C.

Politico | By Andrew Restuccia and Nancy Cook

January 11, 2017

Trump Announces Plans to Surrender Control of His Business, But Declines Divestiture

Government Executive | By Eric Katz

January 3, 2017

After Backlash, Including From Trump, House GOP Drops Weakening Of Ethics Office

National Public Radio (NPR) | By Susan Davis and Brian Naylor

January 2, 2017

House GOP Reverses on Ethics Change After Trump Criticism

Bloomberg | By Billy House and Erik Wasson

December 14, 2016

Federal Agencies Pressure Trump To Address Conflicts Of Interest

WUWM: Milwaukee Public Radio 89.7 FM | By Peter Overby

December 13, 2016

Contractor Won Weak Bomber Oversight, McCain Says

Roll Call | By John M. Donnelly

December 13, 2016

Congressional Query Into Russian Meddling Could Revive Bipartisan Oversight

The New York Times | By Carl Hulse

September 21, 2016

What Congress Is Actually Good at

The Atlantic | By By Michelle Cottle

September 7, 2016

BLM: Long-buried IG probe finds ex-official took gifts, lied

via Greenwire | By Scott Streater, E&E reporter

June 24, 2016

Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries

Minneapolis StarTribune via Associated Press | By Stephen Braun

May 11, 2016

Is Customs and Border Protection Foregoing Billions in Fees?

Government Executive; govexec.com | By Charles S. Clark

January 24, 2016

Despite Decades of Stealth, Sticking Points Bedevil F-35 Jet

New York Times | By Clyde Haberman

October 31, 2015

Controversial Green Beret Retires Quietly With High Award

Newsweek | By Jeff Stein

September 29, 2015

Will Hillary Clinton benefit from an ‘un-American double standard’?

Miami Herald via McClatchy | By Greg Gordon

August 24, 2015

Inspector Critiques U.S. Spending in Afghanistan, to Dramatic Effect

The New York Times | By Ron Nixon

August 12, 2015

VA drops subpoena for whistleblower info

The Hill | By Jordain Carney

August 6, 2015

Watchdogs: Justice Department handcuffing IGs, whistleblowers

The Washington Examiner | By Nicole Duran

August 4, 2015

IGs Aren’t Taking Justice Department Rejection Lying Down

Government Executive (govexec.com) | By Charles S. Clark

July 30, 2015

Critics: VA IG oversight is complicit in retaliation, out to protect agency

Stars and Stripes | By Heath Druzin

June 8, 2015

Did Obama's pick to head Navy break lobbying law?

Politico | By Austin Wright and Philip Ewing

June 4, 2015

Obama administration criticized for delay in filling watchdog jobs

Miami Herald via McClatchy Washington Bureau | By Samantha Ehlinger

June 3, 2015

'More lapdog than watchdog'

FCW.com | By Eli Gorski

June 3, 2015

Watchdogs at risk of becoming agency lap dogs

Federal News Radio | By Michael O'Connell

April 10, 2015

General sacked for remarks that raised congressional ire

Politico | By Philip Ewing and Jeremy Herb

March 24, 2015

One More Question on Hillary Clinton E-Mails: Where Was the Watchdog?

Bloomberg News | By Arit John

March 17, 2015

Sunshine Week: What can the government do to be more transparent for you?

The Washington Post | Federal Eye | By Josh Hicks

March 16, 2015

Help Americans keep watch on government

The Kansas City Star | By Editorial

March 5, 2015

Clinton's E-Mails Mock Transparency Campaign

Bloomberg View | By Josh Rogin & Eli Lake

February 19, 2015

5 Government Reforms That Could Save Billions

The Fiscal Times | By Brianna Ehley

October 19, 2014

VA morale low, but actions by new boss could change things

The Washington Post | Federal Eye | By By Joe Davidson

March 19, 2014

EITI board approves US application for candidacy

Oil & Gas Journal | By Nick Snow

March 13, 2014

Report Documents Prosecutorial Misconduct

Corporate Crime Reporter |

February 23, 2014

Break-in at offices of government watchdog group

The Washington Post | Federal Eye | By Lisa Rein

February 21, 2014

Washington Whistleblowers Office Bolstering Security After Break-in

Newsweek | By Jeff Stein

January 23, 2014

Chuck Hagel: The Invisible Man

The American Conservative | By Kelley Vlahos

January 17, 2014

Fans say Snowden is vindicated, deserves amnesty for leaks

McClatchy Washington Bureau | By Hannah Allam

January 14, 2014

Admirers Join Forces to Save 'Warthog' Jet

Wall Street Journal | By Dion Nissenbaum

December 19, 2013

Final Report Confirms Misconduct at Bush-Era Office of Special Counsel

Government Executive | By Charles S. Clark