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Christine Ostrosky

Media and Communications Assistant



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Tim Farnsworth

Chief Communications Strategist




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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Press Statement: Senate Passes Defense Spending Bill Drafted in Secret | After a week of debate over only a handful of amendments presented by Senators, the U.S. Senate passed TALLY the $700 bBillion FY 2018 Pentagon spending bill.

Records Originally Requested by POGO Eleven Years Ago Help Prompt FEMA Nominee’s Withdrawal | POGO has been conducting an 11-year investigation into Craig and is releasing additional information that we requested through the Freedom of Information Act in 2006. POGO’s separate investigation into Craig’s activities at FEMA highlights several revolving door concerns and an IG investigation that didn’t go far enough.

Congress Again Demonstrates Cowardice When It Comes to Declaring War | Today, the Senate voted to table an amendment that would require Congress to debate a new authorization for the use of force as part of this week’s effort to finalize the defense authorization bill for FY 18.

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Intelligence Committee Signals Concern for Whistleblowers: Will it Lead to Action? | The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence recently signaled a growing concern “about the level of protection afforded to whistleblowers within the IC and the level of insight congressional committees have into their disclosures.”

Federal Ethics Process Needs to Be Clear and Transparent | The Project On Government Oversight sent a letter to the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) urging it to require agencies to issue more comprehensive ethics agreements. This follows a push for more proactive disclosure of ethics waivers.

Disaster Relief Needs Oversight to Stop Waste and Fraud | As Congress contemplates funding billions of dollars in disaster aid, it should ensure the money is overseen adequately.