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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

Are Taxpayers Being Shortchanged from Natural Resources Revenue? | At a roundtable public discussion sponsored by the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) and Taxpayers for Common Sense, Ali Zaidi, Associate Director for Natural Resources, Energy, and Science Programs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said, “If you care are about the federal taxpayer, there is strong evidence we’re undercharging [for natural resources extracted from federal land].”

Is the US Embassy in Kabul the next Benghazi? | Based on exclusive photos, videos, and messages the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) has been receiving from sources on the ground in Kabul since their housing compound was hit by a bomb on Monday, it is clear that the scope and severity of the blast was significant. However, the US State Department has not mentioned the attack in any of its daily press briefings this week, nor has it provided updates regarding the safety and security of American embassy personnel in Afghanistan. POGO has asked the agency for updated information, but has not received a response at the time of this writing.

Landmark Report on Oil, Gas, Minerals, and Renewable Resources Provides New Insights into the Impact of Natural Resource Extraction on Taxpayers and Communities | The U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) released a report on oil, gas, minerals and renewable resources, combining previously data previously unavailable to the public or scattered among multiple agencies.

Latest on the Blog

FDA Nominee Califf Gave Questionable Answers to Senate | Robert Califf, a former Duke University researcher who is awaiting Senate confirmation as FDA commissioner, gave questionable answers to the Senate about the independence of clinical trials conducted for drug companies.

New Rule Increases Scrutiny of Deadbeat and Felon Contractors | POGO supports a new rule requiring federal agencies to more rigorously screen felon and tax-delinquent companies that bid on contracts.

Whistleblowers Call for Inquiry into LANL Employee’s Death | Nuclear Watch New Mexico and former investigators at a U.S. nuclear weapons lab seek to reopen the case of the death of former Deputy Director for Operations Richard Burick before competition begins on a new lab contract.