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Media Contacts

Christine Ostrosky

Media and Communications Assistant
202-347-1122
costrosky@pogo.org

Tim Farnsworth

Chief Communications Strategist
202-347-1122
tfarnsworth@pogo.org


Latest Releases

Press Release: The Constitution Project Officially Becomes Part of the Project On Government Oversight | The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is excited to announce that The Constitution Project (TCP) is officially becoming a part of POGO.

Press Statement: POGO Applauds Effort to Protect Intelligence Community Contractor Whistleblowers | The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) applauds Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI) for including an enforcement provision to the whistleblower protections for intelligence community contractors provided by the bill.

Press Statement: POGO Condemns U.S. Withdrawal from International Transparency Initiative | Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior withdrew the United States from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the international initiative that requires governments to publicly disclose their revenues from oil, gas, and mining assets, and for companies to make parallel disclosure so taxpayers know they are getting every dollar due to them for extraction on public lands.


Experts

Scott Amey

General Counsel

  • Contract oversight
  • Conflicts of interest, revolving door
  • Ethics
  • FOIA, transparency, classified information

Lydia Dennett

Investigator

  • Nuclear security, nuclear oversight, nuclear contracting, Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MOX)
  • Foreign lobbying, Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA)

Dan Grazier

Jack Shanahan Fellow

  • F-35
  • Pentagon reform, defense contracting
  • National security
  • Iraq/Afghanistan war

Katherine Hawkins

Investigator

  • National security and constitutional questions
  • Civil liberties and human rights
  • Detainee treatment issues
  • Government secrecy, classification

David Hilzenrath

Chief Investigative Reporter

  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Financial sector, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Wall Street
  • Veterans Affairs

Sean Moulton

Open Government Program Manager

  • Regulations
  • Federal Advisory Committees
  • DATA Act
  • Contract transparency

Andrea Peterson

Investigator

  • Privacy, surveillance, civil liberties
  • Cybersecurity, technology

Justin Rood

Director of the Congressional Oversight Initiative

  • Congressional oversight
  • Intelligence community

Mandy Smithberger

Director, CDI Straus Military Reform Project

  • Pentagon reform
  • Defense spending, contracting, acquisition
  • National security
  • Revolving door, conflicts of interest

Sarah Turberville

Director, The Constitution Project

  • Habeas corpus and access to justice
  • Independence of the courts
  • Prosecutorial professionalism

Daniel Van Schooten

Investigator

  • Contract auditing
  • Defense contracting, Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)

Danielle Brian

Executive Director

  • Government oversight, ethics, open government
  • Wasteful defense spending
  • National security
  • Whistleblower issues

Neil Gordon

Investigator

  • Contract oversight and transparency
  • Federal contracting misconduct
  • Contracting conflicts of interest

Madhu Grewal

Senior Counsel

  • Policing practices
  • Prosecutorial professionalism
  • Immigration detention

Liz Hempowicz

Director of Public Policy

  • Whistleblower protections
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Ethics
  • FOIA, transparency, classified information

Jake Laperruque

Senior Counsel

  • Government surveillance
  • Privacy and national security
  • Policing practices

Nick Pacifico

Associate General Counsel

  • Inspectors General
  • Improper payments
  • Customs and Border Protection (CBP) trade enforcement
  • Federal spending transparency

Laura Peterson

Investigator

  • Interior Department
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Industry influence on the rulemaking process
  • Border security, border wall
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Nick Schwellenbach

Director of Investigations

  • Office of Special Counsel (OSC)
  • Whsitleblower issues
  • Intelligence community
  • FOIA, transparency
  • Financial sector, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Mia Steinle

Investigator

  • Private prisons
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), detention centers
  • Natural resources
  • Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

Peter Tyler

Senior Policy Analyst

  • Congressional oversight
  • Improper payments
  • Inspectors general
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Adam Zagorin

Journalist-in-Residence

  • Intelligence community (IC), IC whistleblowers
  • Conflicts of interest
  • National security
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
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