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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.

Ari Goldberg


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: 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.

POGO: Holder Comments on Snowden Highlight Need for Public Interest Balancing Test for Whistleblowers | The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is responding to former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s comments that Edward Snowden performed a “public service” by triggering a debate over surveillance measures, but still deserves to be punished for leaking classified information.

Center for Effective Government (CEG) Joining Forces with Project On Government Oversight (POGO) | After 33 years of independent operation, the Center for Effective Government (CEG) is folding most of its work and mission into the Project On Government Oversight (POGO).

Latest on the Blog

Bipartisan Letter Questions Watchdog’s Whistleblower Program | A Congressional letter, signed by Senators Charles Grassley (R-IA), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Representatives Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Elijah Cummings (D-MD), raises concerns first raised by the Government Accountability Office and POGO about the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General's handling of whistleblower cases.

McDonnell Decision a Setback for Anti-Corruption Efforts | Ex-Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s actions were “distasteful” and “tawdry,” according to the Supreme Court, but not bribery.

Would You Buy a Car Without Knowing the Sticker Price? | The Air Force claims the mystery price tag is necessary to prevent adversaries from learning too much about the B-21 aircraft.