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On this page, you'll find our most recent press releases, popular reports and information about our experts. If you are a member of the media and want to interview an expert or need more information, please call or email the staff below.

Ari Goldberg


Director of Communications



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Keith Rutter




Frequently Requested

Our letters and reports are frequently cited by Congress and the media. Here are links to some of our most-requested reports. If you need help finding a publication, please contact our communications staff.


POGO's experts can speak on a wide range of issues related to government oversight and accountability. Our experts are often called to testify before Congress. To arrange an interview, please contact our communications staff.

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Sean Moulton

Open Government Program Manager

Sean Moulton is the Open Government Program Manager at POGO.

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Danielle Brian

Executive Director

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

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Scott H. Amey, J.D.

General Counsel

Areas of expertise: Contract Oversight, Contractor Responsibility, the Revolving Door and Conflicts of Interest, Government Transparency

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Mandy Smithberger

Director, Straus Military Reform Project, CDI at POGO

Areas of expertise include National Security, Pentagon Reform

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POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian talking with Bill Moyers about how industry influence shapes laws and regulations.

How Money Rules Washington

POGO's General Counsel Scott Amey went on C-SPAN to discuss Edward Snowden and the rapid increase in private intelligence contractors.

The Rise of Intelligence Contractors

Ethan Rosenkranz will be joining POGO as a national security policy analyst.

Introducing Ethan Rosenkranz, POGO's Newest Staffer

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Latest Releases

Center for Effective Government (CEG) Joining Forces with Project On Government Oversight (POGO) | After 33 years of independent operation, the Center for Effective Government (CEG) is folding most of its work and mission into the Project On Government Oversight (POGO).

POGO Disappointed by Senate Confirmation of New FDA Head | The Project on Government Oversight (POGO) is disappointed by today’s Senate vote confirming the appointment of Dr. Robert Califf as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

'Sensitive' Document Describes Obama Administration Strategy to Kill Nuclear Boondoggle | The Obama administration’s decision to walk away from a controversial South Carolina plutonium processing facility, which had ballooned to almost 3,000 percent over budget during the last decade, is detailed in a “Sensitive But Unclassified” document obtained by the Project On Government Oversight (POGO).

Latest on the Blog

House Committee Votes to Keep Congressional Reports Secret | The House Appropriations Committee voted against posting Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports online for the public.

Rare Instance of Transparency in DOJ Attorney Misconduct | Last week, an order and opinion by United States District Judge Andrew S. Hanen provided some rare transparency into a case of DOJ attorney misconduct.

Another Year, Another Unhelpful FOIA Report | The methodology in an annual agency FOIA survey leaves much to be desired. The Office of Information Policy should take a closer look at how agencies are implementing FOIA.