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Areas of expertise: National Security, Government Oversight, Wasteful Defense Spending, Ethics, Open Government, Whistleblower Issues
Areas of expertise: Contract Oversight, Contractor Responsibility, the Revolving Door and Conflicts of Interest, Government Transparency
Director of Public Policy
Areas of expertise: advocacy campaigns, policy analysis, open/accountable government, whistleblower protections
Director, Straus Military Reform Project, CDI at POGO
Areas of Expertise: Defense Budget, Weapons, and Congress
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
Groups Call for Transparency in TransPacific Partnership Negotiations | POGO joins other transparency groups in calling for the TransPacific Partnership participants to reconcile the radically secretive process of ongoing negotiations with the partnership's values of transparency.
Broad Coalition of Companies and Nonprofits Support USA FREEDOM Act | POGO joins a large group of nonprofit organizations, companies, trade organizations, and investors to urge Congress to act on surveillance reform. The group specifically supports reforms included in the USA FREEDOM Act.
POGO and Other Groups Across the Ideological Spectrum Oppose Efforts to Delay Pentagon Savings | POGO joins a broad coalition of groups in opposing an amendment (amendment 2319) to the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act that would change the way sequestration is implemented for the Pentagon. This amendment would only serve to kick the can further down the road, avoiding real and necessary savings drawn from a bloated Pentagon budget.
Latest on the Blog
POGO Testifies on Rights of National Security Employees | POGO's Angela Canterbury testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee about a devastating court decision that stripped federal employees in national security sensitive positions of their right to appeal an adverse personnel action.
Podcast: Exploring Transparency for Oil and Gas Extraction | In this podcast, POGO’s Mia Steinle talks about POGO's involvement in EITI and the hurdles the initiative faces in its goal of increased royalty transparency for oil, gas and hard rock minerals.
SEC Delays Revolving Door Restriction | Months ago, bowing to concern about regulators who leave government and then work their former colleagues on behalf of industry, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it was tightening restrictions on the revolving door. But a notice published in Monday’s edition of the Federal Register said that the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) was withdrawing the new rule at “the request of the SEC” so that the agency could have more time to “effectively educate affected employees before the exemption revocation takes effect.”