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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.

Joe Newman

Joe Newman

Director of Communications



Andre Francisco

Andre Francisco

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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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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Ned Feder, M.D.

Staff Scientist

Areas of expertise: Misconduct in the funding of biomedical research; misconduct by biomedical researchers

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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

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

Open Letter to the House of Representatives on the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2016 | As you consider the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (H.R. 1735) , we urge you to carefully consider how the limited taxpayer resources can be best allocated to protect our national security

POGO and Taxpayers for Common Sense Ask House to Cut MOX | Project On Government Oversight teamed up with Taxpayers for Common Sense to urge House members to cut funding to the wasteful Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility.

Latest on the Blog

The VA’s Office of Inspector General Has No Clothes | The Veterans Affairs Inspector General tries to defend its poor performance when it should be trying to find solutions to its problems.

Application of FOIA in Army Case Leaves Much to be Desired | U.S. Central Command is misusing the Freedom of Information Act to hide a report on war crimes in Afghanistan.

POGO Welcomes Leadership Change at VA Inspector General | Richard Griffin’s decision to step down from his leadership role at the Office of Inspector General at the Department of Veterans Affairs is welcome news.