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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.

Joe Newman

Joe Newman

Director of Communications



Andre Francisco

Andre Francisco

Online Producer



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.

danielle brian

Danielle Brian

Executive Director

Areas of expertise: National Security, Government Oversight, Wasteful Defense Spending, Ethics, Open Government, Whistleblower Issues

scott amey

Scott H. Amey, J.D.

General Counsel

Areas of expertise: Contract Oversight, Contractor Responsibility, the Revolving Door and Conflicts of Interest, Government Transparency

Winslow Wheeler, Director, Straus Military Reform Project

Winslow Wheeler

Director, Straus Military Reform Project, CDI at POGO

Areas of Expertise: Defense Budget, Weapons, and Congress

ned feder

Ned Feder, M.D.

Staff Scientist

Areas of expertise: Misconduct in the funding of biomedical research; misconduct by biomedical researchers

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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

Private Intel Contractors Further Harm Transparency | Danielle Brian sits down with the Brennan Center for Justice to discuss the problems with private contractors in the intelligence and national security world.

Who Controls the Security Clearances Controls the Oversight | Watch POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian and Mike German from the Brennan Center for Justice discuss who controls security clearances for congressional staffers and how this can negatively impact Congressional oversight.

Now is the Time to Modernize Congressional Oversight Rules | POGO joined more than 50 organizations and individuals from across the political spectrum to ask the House to take advantage of the opportunity to adopt new rules to improve Congressional oversight of national security.

Latest on the Blog

Darkness Falls on Afghanistan Oversight | SIGAR's latest quarterly report on the Afghanistan reconstruction effort is another example of pointless government censorship.

Questions for Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch | President Obama’s nominee for Attorney General, Loretta E. Lynch, is scheduled to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week for a series of confirmation hearings. POGO urges the Committee to ask Lynch how she will handle reports of misconduct by Justice Department attorneys.

SAIC Fraud Case Leaves Whistleblower Unsettled | Two years after the company formerly known as SAIC paid millions to settle a contract fraud case, the Air Force officer who blew the whistle remains disappointed with the outcome.