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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

Online Producer


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.

danielle brian

Danielle Brian

Executive Director

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

scott amey

Scott H. Amey, J.D.

General Counsel

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

angela canterbury

Angela Canterbury

Director of Public Policy

Areas of expertise: advocacy campaigns, policy analysis, open/accountable government, whistleblower protections

Winslow Wheeler, Director, Straus Military Reform Project

Winslow Wheeler

Director, Straus Military Reform Project, CDI at POGO

Areas of Expertise: Defense Budget, Weapons, and Congress

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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

Statement of Make It Safe Coalition on 25th Anniversary of Whistleblower Protection Act | (Washington, DC) – Today, the Make It Safe Coalition (MISC) marks the 25th anniversary of the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA), the primary law ensuring freedom of speech and accountability in the federal workplace, and the model for occupational free speech globally.

Plan to End Bulk Collection of Phone Data Still Faces Huge Credibility Issues | Today’s announcement that President Obama has a “workable plan” to end the NSA’s bulk collection of phone data from American citizens is a welcome step towards regaining control of our unchecked national security state.

Groups Urge FCC to Protect Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Information Online | POGO joins over 40 groups in signing a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler asking him to reclassify broadband access services to protect freedom of expression online.

Latest on the Blog

Congress Slams Nuclear Agency for Recent Failures | 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.

Judge in Blackwater Prosecution Seeks Probe of State Dept. | A federal judge sharply criticized the State Department's decision to grant legal immunity to Blackwater guards involved in a 2007 shooting in Iraq. That decision nearly doomed the manslaughter case against the guards, which goes to trial in June.

Long-Time Inspector General Stepping Down | After a decade investigating government waste and fraud under two presidents, Brian Miller, inspector general of the General Services Administration (GSA), announced this week that he will be retiring effective April 18.