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Tim Farnsworth

Tim Farnsworth

Chief Communications Strategist



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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

Debating $600+ Billion Pentagon Bill in Secret is Unacceptable | Today the Senate Armed Services Committee began debating and voting on their version of the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) but unlike in the House, this process was completely behind closed doors despite calls from civic society organizations to open the process.

Bipartisan Group Sends Letter to Armed Services Committees Objecting to Provision that Weakens Transparency and Accountability of Pentagon | This week, both the House and Senate Armed Services Committees are poised to vote on their versions of the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Department of Defense has requested that the committees include language in the bill that would negatively affect the public’s ability to hold the Pentagon accountable.

FDA Legislation Would Loosen Oversight of Medical Device Safety, POGO Finds | The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) oversight of medical devices—which include products from hip replacements to pacemakers—would be loosened by a bill swiftly moving through Congress, under the radar of many of the patients that rely on access to these essential devices.

Latest on the Blog

Border Wall is Billion-Dollar Black Box So Far | Trump’s border wall is crawling toward creation despite lack of transparency, funding, and planning.

Proposed DHS Budget Priorities Leave Accountability Behind | The proposed DHS budget emphasizes southern border control at the cost of security for the rest of the nation.

Letting Contractors Pick Their Own Auditors is a Bad Idea | A new law lets contractors hire their own auditors, despite history that shows it can come at the expense of independent oversight.