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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.

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Joe Newman

Director of Communications



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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

POGO Joins Groups Calling for Congress To Reject Defense Authorization Bill | POGO urges Congress to vote no on the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, which reduces Pentagon oversight and increases wasteful defense spending.

Testimony of POGO's Danielle Brian on "Whistleblower Claims at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs" | POGO's Executive Director, Danielle Brian, testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee on whistleblower retaliation at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Congress, Pentagon Must Re-Evaluate F-35 in Light of Serious Deficiencies | A Project On Government Oversight (POGO) analysis of the F-35’s capabilities describes how the fighter can’t perform one of its key advertised missions—a failure that POGO says should prompt Congress and the Pentagon to conduct a complete re-evaluation of the $1.4 trillion program.

Latest on the Blog

POGO’s Center for Defense Information Names New Military Advisory Board | POGO's Center for Defense Information, one of the nation’s leading advocates for Pentagon reform, announced today it has created a new advisory board of former military officers who will help guide its mission.

VA Whistleblowers Testify at Senate Hearing | There is an ongoing culture of retaliation and fear across the VA, and those responsible for it are often going unpunished.

Draining Us Dry: How Diverting a New Mexico River Will Hurt Taxpayers | The Project on Government Oversight is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that investigates waste, fraud, and abuse in the federal government. POGO’s mandate led us to investigate a federally-funded project in New Mexico, where the numbers just don’t add up.