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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

To Be More than a Photo Op, Trump’s Executive Order on VA Accountability Must Be Made Meaningful | POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian reacts to the creation of the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Office by Executive Order.

Defense Secretary Mattis Urged to Review Whistleblower Retaliation Cases | A coalition of whistleblower advocates wants Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to hold two-high ranking officials found to have retaliated against whistleblowers accountable, saying proper action would set the tone for his tenure.

POGO Calls for Justice Department Investigation of Flynn for False Statements | The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) calls on the Justice Department to immediately investigate and consider for prosecution the failure of Michael Flynn, the former National Security Advisor, to disclose payments he received from foreign governments on his security clearance questionnaire, known as an SF-86. Furthermore, the Defense Department should consider whether he violated any provision of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Latest on the Blog

It Keeps Getting Worse for Michael Flynn | President Trump’s former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn may be in legal trouble for failing to disclose information about his relationships with foreign governments.

Will Trump’s Veterans Affairs Exec Order Make a Difference to Whistleblowers? | President Trump is establishing another office at the VA focused on accountability and whistleblowers. Will it solve problems or create new ones?

Martin Hellman: Congress Should Determine Facts About Chem Attack in Syria | One of Congress's responsibilities is to check and balance executive power. Stanford professor Martin Hellman argues in a recent article that it should act on that responsibility by examining the intelligence Trump used to justify bombing Syria.