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Lydia Dennett


ldennett@pogo.org |

Year Started At POGO: 2011

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Areas of expertise: Nuclear Security Oversight, Foreign Lobbying, Veteran's Affairs Whistleblowers

Lydia Dennett investigates the safety and security of nuclear weapons and power facilities, works with federal whistleblowers, and develops POGO's Foreign Influence Database. Dennett has worked with Members of Congress and the media, and has contributed to POGO's blog and letters to policymakers to increase awareness about these issues. She won the 2015 Non-Breaking News award from the DC chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for her work with Department of Veterans Affairs whistleblowers. She earned a B.A. in English Literature and European History from Hartwick College.

POGO highlights:

An NNSA employee in front of documents obtained by POGO

New Documents Raise Questions About Increased Nuclear Spending

May 15, 2018

Documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act show a nuke agency up to old tricks.

Radioactive nuke complex money

Nuke Agency Needs Budget Accountability

May 1, 2018

Just like the Pentagon, the agency responsible for our nuclear weapons complex should have to justify additional funding after large cost overruns.

Michael Flynn

Closing the Loophole on Foreign Influence

April 13, 2018

How Reform Could Bring Clarity to Shadowy Foreign Influence Law

A shot of various foreign banknotes and coins

Justice Dept. Improves Access to Foreign Lobbying Documents

March 13, 2017

As Country Focuses on Foreign Interference, DOJ Makes Foreign Lobbying Info Available for First Time

Reinforced steel is installed on the roof section of the MOX Process Building

Scathing Contractor Evaluation Should End the MOX Project

March 1, 2017

POGO and other groups send letter to policymakers recommending cancellation

POGO to Defense Bill Conferees: Increase Accountability and Strengthen Pentagon Spending Oversight

July 2, 2018

In a letter to conferees for the fiscal year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act POGO urged members of Congress to beware gimmicks that would hurt taxpayers and service members.

POGO and Demand Progress Urge Congress to Pursue Foreign Influence Reform

May 25, 2018

Project On Government Oversight and Demand Progress Action provide written testimony to the Senate Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee urging reform for the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

Nuke Groups Call for Analysis of Justification for New Plutonium Facility

May 21, 2018

Nuclear Watch New Mexico, Project On Government Oversight, and Savannah River Site Watch urge the Senate Appropriations Committee to consider requesting additional information before appropriating funds for expanding plutonium pit production to the Savannah River Site.

Groups Urge Congress to Strengthen the Law Requiring Foreign Lobbying Disclosure

December 19, 2017

The Project On Government Oversight joined a group of good government advocates to call for Congress to pass the Disclosing Foreign Influence Act.

POGO Provides Testimony for Senate Hearing on Foreign Lobbying

July 26, 2017

POGO has provided written testimony for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the lack of enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), the topic of a 2014 POGO report.

Bipartisan Coalition: Cancel the Energy Department's Most Wasteful Nuclear Project

June 26, 2017

Project On Government Oversight (POGO) joined a bipartisan coalition to send a letter urging the House and Senate Armed Services Committees to end funding for the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MOX), and praised the bipartisan cooperation of the Senate Appropriations committee on this issue.

Groups Urge Congress for Foreign Lobbying Reform

May 1, 2017

Civil society groups urge Congress to take additional steps to provide transparency for the government and the American people into how foreign entities try to influence US policies.

Civil Society Provides Public Comment on Collection of Foreign Lobbying Documents

April 7, 2017

A number of civil society groups, including the Project On Government Oversight (POGO), have responded to the Department of Justice's request for public comment on the collection and disclosure of foreign lobbying documents under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

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.

Groups Send Letter to Congress on Wasteful Nuclear Fuel Production Facility

March 1, 2017

Four groups concerned with good government spending sent a letter to Congressional Members advocating a end to funding for the Mixed Oxide Fuel (MOX) Fabrication Facility in Aiken, South Carolina, a vastly over budget and behind schedule nuclear fuel production facility.

Congress: Amend House Rules on Congressional Fellows

November 3, 2016

POGO and five other non-governmental organizations sent a letter to Members of the House to urge them to consider amending House Rules to require fellows in Congressional offices who are paid by a third party to disclose the source and rate of their compensation.

How to Buy Congress

October 7, 2016

In our new podcast, Congressional Fellows (employees who are embedded on Congressional staffs) are collecting salaries from outside groups, including industry. It sounds like every lobbyist's fantasy. But it's not fiction - it's a reality on Capitol Hill.

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 and Taxpayer Groups Ask Congress to Cut MOX Funding

April 13, 2016

Danielle Brian, Project on Government Oversight, Ryan Alexander, Taxpayers for Common Sense, and Brandon Arnold, National Taxpayers Union, urge Congress not to continue funding the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MOX).

POGO's Lydia Dennett on Whistleblower Retaliation at the Department of Veterans Affairs

November 6, 2015

Testimony of Lydia Dennett, POGO Investigator, before Senator Kirk at a field hearing on Department of Veterans Affairs whistleblowers.

POGO Provides Statement for House Hearing on IT Acquisition Reform

June 16, 2015

POGO has provided a statement for a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing about a new law intended to provide oversight and transparency to IT acquisition.

POGO Provides Statement for House Hearing on VA Whistleblowers

April 13, 2015

POGO has provided a statement for a House Committee on Veterans Affairs hearing regarding whistleblower retaliation within the VA. The statement also includes recommendations for both Congress and the Department in their attempts to fix this cultural problem.

Loopholes, Filing Failures, and Lax Enforcement: How the Foreign Agents Registration Act Falls Short

December 16, 2014

The Foreign Agents Registration Act requires lobbyists working on behalf of foreign interests to disclose details about their relationships with their foreign clients, but POGO found that the law is not always obeyed and the Justice Department does not always enforce it.

Fear and Retaliation at the VA

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 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 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.

Uranium Processing Facility: When You're in a Hole, Just Stop Digging

September 25, 2013

The Uranium Processing Facility at the Y-12 Complex is a construction project that is vastly over budget, behind schedule, and facing serious questions about its ability to contribute to the mission of the National Nuclear Security Administration.

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.

Following Public Backlash House Members Drop Amendment to Gut Ethics Office

January 3, 2017

Following public outcry and criticism from groups like POGO, the House reversed a previous decision to significantly weaken the independence of the Office of Congressional Ethics. Unfortunately the new rules for the 115th Congress did not include reforms to expand disclosures on foreign lobbying or outside entities paying congressional fellows.

NRC Fines Nuclear Power Plant for Fire Safety Violation

December 16, 2016

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission fined the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant $140,000 for safety violations involving fire watch and suppression procedures.

Watchdog Group Slams NRC Over Pilgrim Hearing

November 1, 2016

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission won’t hold a hearing with local activists about a lack of critical safety equipment at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.

Justice Dept. Watchdog Confirms “Unacceptable” FARA Compliance

September 8, 2016

The Department of Justice Inspector General released an audit on enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) yesterday which echoed findings of lax compliance and enforcement of the law detailed in a 2014 POGO report.

Foreign Influence Becomes Hot Issue on US Campaign Trail

August 19, 2016

Controversy over former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s ties to Russia, Ukraine, and DC lobbyists highlights problems with the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Meanwhile, the Clinton campaign is dogged by questions about relationships between donors to the Clinton Foundation and the US State Department.

Senate Raises Concerns Over Energy Watchdog Nominee’s Independence

May 17, 2016

Last week, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing to review Susan Beard, the current nominee for the Department of Energy Inspector General position. Several Senators, including Chairwoman Murkowski and Senator Wyden, questioned Ms. Beard’s independence.

MOX Contractor Slammed for Poor Performance

May 2, 2016

Documents FOIA’d and released by Savannah River Site Watch reveal the contractor in charge of the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication (MOX) project is not performing at the level needed to successfully complete the project.

Radioactive Pork Finally on the Chopping Block

February 9, 2016

An internal memo obtained by the Project On Government Oversight shows that the Department of Energy is shifting focus away from the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MOX).

Nuke Year Resolutions

January 20, 2016

This year POGO has a resolution for the Department of Energy: stop wasting money on flawed nuclear construction projects at the Hanford Site and the Savannah River Site.

Not Only Foolish, It's Fiscally Irresponsible

October 7, 2015

The Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility is over budget, behind schedule, and doesn't have a single customers so why is Congress still funding this billion-dollar boondoggle?

Energy Dept. Labs Seek Exemption from IT Oversight

May 27, 2015

POGO has learned that the Department of Energy National Laboratories are seeking an exemption from a new law that would increase transparency and accountability of spending on IT.

Cost Estimate on Useless Nuclear Facility Skyrockets

April 27, 2015

A partially built nuclear facility that has no potential customers gets an updated cost estimate of $52 billion for finishing construction and operating the plant.

Now is the Time to Downblend Highly Enriched Uranium

April 6, 2015

Downblending highly enriched uranium will enable the Department of Energy to more easily consolidate the U.S. nuclear complex, saving money and increasing security.

Downblending Highly Enriched Uranium Just Makes Sense

March 19, 2015

The use of highly enriched uranium in some vessels of our Navy's fleet has been one of the biggest stumbling blocks in eliminating this dangerous material. But new reactor designs could mean the end of the Navy's reliance on highly enriched uranium.

It’s Time to Think Outside the MOX

February 4, 2015

The Department of Energy has been mismanaging a project to dispose of excess weapons-grade plutonium for over a decade. It's time to look into alternatives.

Time to Downsize America's Bloated Nuclear Weapons Complex

February 2, 2015

The U.S. Nuclear Weapons complex has undergone decades of security accidents, failures and embarrassments. Consolidation of the complex will make the country significantly more safe and secure.

Nuclear Contractor’s Award Fee Slashed by 90 Percent

January 6, 2015

The contractor managing the Los Alamos National Lab lost 90 percent of their award fee for poor performance in 2014, but more must be done to keep nuclear contractors accountable.

Year-End Spending Bill Loaded with Pork and Boondoggles

December 17, 2014

In its rush to recess for the year, Congress enacted a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill, called the "cromnibus," which funded gobs of pork at the Pentagon and Department of Energy.

Nuclear Contractor Used Taxpayer Dollars to Lobby for Taxpayer Dollars

November 14, 2014

The Department of Energy Inspector General has confirmed allegations that the contractor managing Sandia National Laboratory illegally used taxpayer dollars to lobby Department officials and Members of Congress for a contract extension.

Contractor Hired to Manage Construction of UPF

November 4, 2014

The contractor currently managing the Y-12 National Security Complex just awarded a subcontract to it's parent company, Bechtel National, for the final design and construction work on the Uranium Processing Facility.

No News on the Uranium Processing Facility May Be Good News

October 28, 2014

The Government Accountability Office released its fourth report on the proposed Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) at the Y-12 nuclear complex, and indicates that alternatives to this multi-billion-dollar boondoggle are finally being explored.

Commission on DOE Labs Looks at Interagency Work

October 14, 2014

A commission established to review the efficiency of Department of Energy laboratories met for the third time to discuss interagency work and attempt to discover any waste or redundancy in the laboratory system.

POGO Letter to VA Secretary Prompts Congressional Action

July 30, 2014

The Representatives from Arizona sent a letter to Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson requesting an investigation into allegations POGO reported last week regarding the new interim director of the VA Southwest Health Care Network who allegedly retaliated against a whistleblower in her previous position.

Review of UPF Project Finds Common Ground with POGO Proposal: Further Consideration of Alternatives Necessary

May 28, 2014

A Department of Energy review team has released its report on the Uranium Processing Facility, recommending alternatives to this costly nuclear construction project.

Energy Secretary Announces Commission to Study National Labs

May 22, 2014

The Secretary of Energy has announced nine scientific experts who will spend the next year reviewing the effectiveness of Department of Energy laboratories.

Senate Subcommittee Slams Former Acting Homeland Security IG

May 1, 2014

A Senate Subcommittee recently released a report on their investigation into allegations of misconduct against Charles Edwards, the former Acting Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security. The report illustrates the importance of IG independence.

Congress Slams Nuclear Agency for Recent Failures

April 14, 2014

According to two experts, the National Nuclear Security Administration has failed, which is no surprise given the recent cost overruns and schedule delays on several multi-billion dollar projects.

Congress Calls for Action After Whistleblower Retaliation

April 2, 2014

The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Oversight Subcommittee has called for the Department of Commerce Inspector General to fire two managers who were found to have retaliated against whistleblowers.

Department of Homeland Security Finally Has a Permanent IG

March 13, 2014

John Roth was confirmed at the permanent Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security last week, filling a position that had been vacant for over three years.

Outsmarting the MOX

March 7, 2014

The President's FY 2015 budget has put the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MOX) at the Savannah River Nuclear Site on "cold-standby," a victory in eliminating waste and mismanagement on nuclear construction projects.

Y-12 Protestors “Destroyed the Mystique” of Nuclear Security

February 19, 2014

A group of protesters who broke into the Y-12 Nuclear Complex in 2012 were sentenced yesterday and will face jail time for their crimes, though significantly less than expected.

Energy Department Looks for Alternatives to UPF

January 16, 2014

The Department of Energy has begun looking for cheaper and faster alternatives to the proposed Uranium Processing Facility at Y-12, a muti-billion dollar boondoggle construction project with no end in sight.

EPA Inspector General Uncovers Employee’s Million-Dollar Fraud

December 19, 2013

The EPA Inspector General found one employee defrauded the government out of almost $1 million over 12 years, and identified the agency problems that allowed in to happen.

DoD Analysis Reveals Cost Jump at New Nuke Facility

December 11, 2013

A new analysis from the Department of Defense reveals cost increases and schedule delays continue to plague the Uranium Processing Facility construction project at the Y-12 nuclear weapons complex.

New Documents Show Former Rep. Ran Through Revolving Door

November 6, 2013

Former Representative Heather Wilson has come under fire for her close relationship with U.S. nuclear labs, including negotiating her lucrative contract while still in office, receiving almost half a million for questionable consulting work, and accepting a position on an NNSA review panel.

Congressional Members Question Need for B61 Refurbishment

November 1, 2013

The House Armed Services Committee held a hearing this week to ask if the U.S. truly needs the $12 billion life extension program for the B61 nuclear bomb.

New Report Offers Smart Choices for Nuke Weapons Complex

October 21, 2013

The Union of Concerned Scientists has released a report that comprehensively reviews the U.S. nuclear weapons complex and identifies several concerns in the modernization programs, construction projects, and stockpile surveillance and stewardship programs.

A Radioactive Poster Child for Government Waste

October 16, 2013

In 2005, the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) persuaded Congress to approve a new uranium processing facility. They pitched it as a $600 million facility, but today, the cost of the project has ballooned to as high as $11.6 billion.

The Uranium Processing Fiasco

September 25, 2013

The Energy Department and National Nuclear Security Administration have birthed another boondoggle—a Uranium Processing Facility projected to run billions of dollars over budget and 20 years behind schedule. It’s long past time to see if there isn’t a better solution.

Report: Nuclear Power Plants Vulnerable to Terrorist Attacks; POGO Work Cited

August 16, 2013

Echoing the same concerns POGO has made over the years, a new study from a University of Texas research group says the nation’s commercial nuclear reactors are not prepared to defend themselves against “credible” terrorist threats.

Y-12 Security: Time to Give Federalized Guard Force a Shot?

August 6, 2013

A recent accidental firearm discharge at the Y-12 nuclear facility has injured two security officers, and raises questions about just how much has been done to improve safety and security at the site since the break-in one year ago.

Nuclear Site Unable to Protect Bomb Material in Recent Tests

July 25, 2013

POGO has learned that the Savannah River Site in South Carolina failed its recent security test.

DOE Contracting Mismanagement Cost Taxpayers Over $450,000

June 21, 2013

The Department of Energy has mishandled yet another nuclear lab contractor, paying hundreds of thousands of dollars without requesting or recording a single deliverable.

Dangerous Chemical in Texas Explosion Poorly Regulated

June 21, 2013

Ammonium nitrate fertilizer, the suspected culprit behind the April factory explosion in West, TX, has a deadly history well known to government agencies. Despite that, the Environmental Protection Agency has yet to add it to the list of Extremely Hazardous Materials.

Lost? The Guards at Y-12 Can Help

June 13, 2013

Yet another security breach at the Y-12 nuclear complex highlights the need for meaningful security changes.

Y-12 Protestors Exposed Security Failures, Found Guilty

May 9, 2013

Three protestors responsible for breaking into the Y-12 nuclear facility face up to 30 years in prison despite shining a spotlight on several security failures.

MOX Costs Spiral Further Out of Control

April 9, 2013

The much beleaguered Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MOX) has increased in cost to $7.7 billion dollars, making this unnecessary facility 381 percent over it's original budget.

Energy IG Pushes to Consolidate Nuclear Labs, Again

April 3, 2013

Department of Energy Inspector General once again recommends establishing a commission to assess and consolidate nuclear labs around the country.

Exploring the Lived Experiences of Inspectors General

March 19, 2013

Matthew Harris, University of Maryland University College, explores the experiences, challenges, and recommendations of 18 Inspectors General in his doctorate dissertation.

Commerce Inspector General Faces Allegations of Misconduct

March 11, 2013

After several disturbing allegations of serious misconduct, Ranking Members of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology and three of its subcommittees sent a letter to the GAO requesting an investigation into the Department of Commerce Office of Inspector General.

House Report Highlights Need for Inspector General Nominations

March 1, 2013

The watchdog office overseeing the department that manages the nation’s public lands and natural resources has been rendered toothless for over 1,400 days.

GAO Report Reveals $2 Billion Cost Jump for MOX

February 20, 2013

A recent GAO report has revealed that the projected cost of the Mixed Oxide Fuel (MOX) nuclear facility has increased by $2 billion, another in a long line of NNSA projects that are behind schedule and vastly over budget.

Experts: Now is the Time for Nuclear Security Changes

January 17, 2013

Three experts—Norman Augustine, C, Donald Alston, and Richard Meserve—reviewed the physical security of the nation's nuclear weapons facilities and made their recommendations to Secretary Chu in recently obtained letters.

Washington Post Series on U.S. Nuclear Arsenal Requires Closer Look

October 2, 2012

POGO provides needed context and clarification to the Washington Post's series on the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

Cheating on Security Tests at Y-12 is Nothing New

September 10, 2012

The DOE's Independent Oversight Program recently tested security at the Y-12 nuclear weapons facility, but a federal inspector found evidence of cheating--something the security contractor has a history of.

Guard Scapegoated in the Y-12 Security Debacle

August 28, 2012

After an 82-year-old nun and her companions broke into the Y-12 National Security Complex, who was held accountable for the security breach of the nuclear weapons facility?

Gingrich Advisor's Ties to Foreign Interests

March 2, 2012

An investigation by POGO has found that one of Newt Gingrich's advisers, Robert McFarlane, covertly lobbied for interests in southern Sudan and reportedly on behalf of the Sudanese government—without properly disclosing his activities to the U.S. government.

July 9, 2018

The art and optics of reputation management

Wiki Tribune |

April 25, 2018

Top Trump Fundraiser Caught Working for Assad Ally

The Daily Beast | By Betsy Woodruff, Adam Rawnsley

April 8, 2018

The Foreign Connection

Full Measure | By Sharyl Attkisson

April 3, 2018

How Rick Perry survives in Trump's troubled Cabinet

Politico | By Anthony Adragna

March 16, 2018

Watchdogs: GOP’s Man in Israel Illegally Lobbied for Anti-Semite

The Daily Beast | By Betsy Woodruff

January 17, 2018

America's friendly neighborhood foreign agent

Medium | By Erin Lankaus

November 7, 2017

Smart Ideas: How to Stop the Next Paul Manafort

National Journal |

September 26, 2017

Document Exposes Inconsistent Disclosure of Saudi Hand in Campaign Against JASTA

28pages.org | By Brian C. McGlinchey

August 12, 2017

Hillary’s Pals Made Ads for Saudis to Influence Trump

The Daily Beast | By Lachlan Markay and Kimberly Dozier

July 26, 2017

Lawmakers push to toughen foreign lobbying rules

The Hill | By Megan R. Wilson

July 13, 2017

Dr. Strangelove and the Los Alamos Nuclear Fiasco

The American Conservative | By Kelley Beaucar Vlahos

July 3, 2017

How Putin And Russia Use Powerful U.S. PR Firms To Shape American Opinion

The National Memo | By Sue Curry Jansen

July 1, 2017

How Western PR Firms Quietly Push Putin’s Agenda

POV | Fast Company | By Sue Curry Jansen

May 22, 2017

Veterans Claim They Were Duped Into Lobbying for Saudis

The Daily Signal | By Sharyl Attkisson

May 21, 2017

'Full Measure': Saudi lobbying

WJLA | By Sharyl Attkisson, Sinclair Broadcast Group

May 11, 2017

DOJ Deflects Calls for More Foreign Agents Act Transparency

Bloomberg BNA | By Kenneth P. Doyle

April 17, 2017

Turkish Group Gave $400,000 Contract to D.C. Firm Run by James Baker’s Son

The Daily Beast | By Abigail Fielding-Smith & Crofton Black of The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

March 27, 2017

US Air Force secretary nominee discloses financial details

DefenseNews | By Valerie Insinna

March 23, 2017

Paul Manafort's lobbying past could create major legal problems for him

Business Insider; Military & Defense | By Veronika Bondarenko

March 1, 2017

Oversight organizations ask Congress to de-fund MOX

The Augusta Chronicle | By Thomas Gardiner

January 26, 2017

Wilson has the chops, but business connections may crash Air Force nominee

Federal News Radio | By Scott Maucione

October 19, 2016

The true (and incredible) story of Hill staffers on the industry payroll

The Hill | By Op-Ed by POGO's Lydia Dennett

October 3, 2016

Scott Maucione: POGO reviews fellowship program, makes recommendations

Federal News Radio | By Tom Temin

September 22, 2016

September 22 - Part 2 - "The Insidious (and Totally Legal?) Way That Industry Has Infiltrated Congress"

Background Briefing with Ian Masters | By With Ian Masters invterviewing POGO's Lydia Dennett

August 1, 2016

Tracking foreign influence peddling in America: Tip sheet

Journalist's Resource | By David Trilling

July 20, 2016

The Vulnerability of 131 American B61 Nuclear Bombs in Turkey and Europe

Background Briefing with Ian Masters | By With Ian Masters interviewing POGO's Lydia Dennett

July 13, 2016

Nuclear Agency Brags About Duping Washington Post Reporter

The Daily Caller News Foundation | By Thomas Phippen

June 7, 2016

Saudi Spotlight

Politico | By Isaac Arnsdorf

June 6, 2016

Top Lobbyist Slow To Disclose Relationship With Saudi Arabia

NBC News | By Andrew Perez

April 13, 2016

NUCLEAR: Ex-appropriator laments 'nuclear bridge to nowhere'

E & E Publishing, LLC | By Hannah Hess

March 16, 2016

New nuclear weapons and an attack on worker benefits

Amarillo Globe News | McClatchy Washington Bureau | By Rob Hotakainen, Lindsay Wise, Frank Matt and Samantha Ehlinger

February 18, 2016

Addicted to Los Alamos

The American Conservative | By Kelley Vlahos

June 11, 2015

Bipartisan Agreement: Foreign Governments Pay Former Senate Leaders to Sell TPP

New York Observer | By Ari Rabin-Havt

June 8, 2015

Should the National Labs be exempt from FITARA?

FCW.com | By Adam Mazmanian

December 16, 2014

Watchdog’s Foreign Lobbying Audit Finds ‘Lax Enforcement’

Legal Times | By Andrew Ramonas

December 16, 2014

Foreign lobbying enforcement 'lax'

The Hill | By Megan R. Wilson

December 16, 2014

Lobbyists For Foreign Interests May Be Violating U.S. Law [REPORT]

ValueWalk | By Michelle Jones

December 16, 2014

Foreign lobbying oversight found lax

Politico | By Philip Ewing

July 23, 2014

Veterans Affairs News

Federal News Radio | By Tom Temin and Emily Kopp

October 16, 2013

A Radioactive Poster Child for Government Waste

Other Words | By POGO's Lydia Dennett