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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.

Joe Newman

Joe Newman

Director of Communications


Andre Francisco

Andre Francisco

Online Producer


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.

danielle brian

Danielle Brian

Executive Director

Areas of expertise: National Security, Government Oversight, Wasteful Defense Spending, Ethics, Open Government, Whistleblower Issues

scott amey

Scott H. Amey, J.D.

General Counsel

Areas of expertise: Contract Oversight, Contractor Responsibility, the Revolving Door and Conflicts of Interest, Government Transparency

angela canterbury

Angela Canterbury

Director of Public Policy

Areas of expertise: advocacy campaigns, policy analysis, open/accountable government, whistleblower protections

Winslow Wheeler, Director, Straus Military Reform Project

Winslow Wheeler

Director, Straus Military Reform Project, CDI at POGO

Areas of Expertise: Defense Budget, Weapons, and Congress

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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

It's Time for More Limits on Lobbying | POGO's Danielle Brian talks about the problems with lax regulations on former members of Congress becoming lobbyists.

Settlement Finally Brings Justice for Marine Corps Whistleblower | With a settlement reached today through the Office of Special Counsel’s mediation program, whistleblower Franz Gayl’s long ordeal is finally over. Mr. Gayl was the Marine Corps science advisor who raised concerns about the delay in getting Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAPs) to troops in Iraq.

POGO Joins Comments Calling for Public Access to Consumer Complaint Narratives | The undersigned consumer, privacy, civil rights, labor and open government groups unequivocally support the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposal to publish consumer narratives in the public complaint database. Director Cordray has called the complaint narrative the “heart and soul” of a complaint.

Latest on the Blog

A Ray of Light from Senator Durbin’s Defense Subcommittee: Will It Brighten or Fade? | When members of Congress show even faint signs of departing from their habitual abuse of the public purse, it merits attention.

In Defense of National Security Whistleblowers | In a recent Harvard Law & Policy Review article, Yochai Benkler, law professor and co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, introduced the idea of a “public accountability defense,” especially for national security whistleblowers.

Subcommittee Holds Hearing About Whistleblower Protections | Federal whistleblowers Robert MacLean and Robert Van Boven share their experiences and help assess the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act.