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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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Joe Newman

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's Liz Hempowicz Testifies on Whistleblower Protections before the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs | None of us would be aware of the extent of the problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs if not for whistleblowers.

POGO's Lydia Dennett on Whistleblower Retaliation at the Department of Veterans Affairs | Testimony of Lydia Dennett, POGO Investigator, before Senator Kirk at a field hearing on Department of Veterans Affairs whistleblowers.

POGO Supports Defense Department Proposal to Buy Items that have a Genuine Commercial Market. | POGO support DoD's proposal to standardize commercial item buying. The proposals will assist contracting officers in obtaining needed cost or pricing data that will ensure that the government receives fair and reasonable prices.

Latest on the Blog

Duke Reassessing Data From Clinical Trial Led By FDA Nominee Califf | The clinical trial that was the basis for FDA approval of the blood thinner Xarelto for cardiac patients used a line of testing devices that was the subject of two FDA warning letters before the trial began and an FDA recall notice after the trial ended, a new report from Project on Government Oversight (POGO) says.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: There are Still No Good Options for Intelligence Community Whistleblowers | Serious and systemic problems continue to exist in the intelligence community's accountability system. Current laws and policies are nowhere near sufficient, as shown by a recent report by the PEN America Center.

Senate Probing Possible Reprisal Against DoD Task Force Whistleblower | The Pentagon task force responsible for the $43 million gas station in Afghanistan is in the news again, this time over claims by its former chief that he is the victim of whistleblower retaliation.