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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 to Congress: Help Flint Water Victims Before Skipping Town | Before they adjourn for upcoming elections, POGO is calling on leaders in the US House and Senate to urgently help the people affected by the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Concerned Groups to Senate: Remove Measure in CR that Poses Risks to VA Whistleblowers | Our nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations strongly urge the Senate to withdraw the provisions in the Continuing Resolution (CR) that will not effectively protect whistleblowers at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The recent scandals that rocked the VA highlight the importance of having safe channels to expose problems that threaten the health care of veterans.

POGO: Rollback of Whistleblower Protections Included in Continuing Resolution to Fund Government | The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is deeply concerned about provisions in the new short-term government spending measure that will not adequately protect whistleblowers at the Veterans Affairs Administration (VA) and do not belong in an appropriations bill.

Latest on the Blog

Intelligence Community Encouraging Speaking Truth to Power | In a new initiative to incentivize certain kinds of whistleblowing, the U.S. intelligence community announced a new awards program for reporting wrongdoing through appropriate channels. This commitment to encouraging whistleblowing is much welcomed after the IC’s bad history of whistleblower reprisal.

Must-Read: “What Congress Is Actually Good at” (The Atlantic) | POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian tells The Atlantic there are many examples of Congress conducting good oversight investigations under the radar.

Busting the Myth of Whistleblower Protections for IC Contractors | There is one undeniable fact surrounding Snowden’s circumstances that has been misreported by Congress and the Executive Branch far too many times: the Intelligence Community (IC) contractor would have had almost no protections had he come forward through proper channels.