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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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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

POGO Criticizes Chris Christie’s $5k Invitation for Access to Trump Transition | Donors shouldn’t be driving the next president's cabinet and policy agenda.

POGO Reacts to FBI Decision Not to Recommend Charges Against Hillary Clinton | Danielle Brian, Executive Director of the Project On Government Oversight (POGO), today issued the following reaction to FBI Director James B. Comey’s decision not to to recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information.

POGO: Passage of FOIA Reform a Victory for Democracy | The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) today applauds House passage of the bipartisan FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, which President Obama has pledged to sign.

Latest on the Blog

Whistleblower Rejects $8 Million Award to Protest Revolving Door | Eric Ben-Artzi turned down an $8.25 million award for blowing the whistle on fraud at Deutsche Bank because the government let the company’s executives off the hook.

Further Report of Abuse Inside the Defense Logistics Agency | The Project On Government Oversight recently learned new information involving its July 6, 2016, article about improper leaks of restricted government documents by the Defense Logistics Agency to a major US military contractor, Kuwait and Gulf Link, also known as KGL.

Fair Pay and Safe Workplace Rules Set for October Launch | The Obama Administration has released final regulations and guidance to implement the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order. The regulations, which go into effect in October, will bring greater transparency to federal contracting and help level the playing field for law-abiding companies.