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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

Data on Oil, Gas, Mining Projects Often Incomplete, Missing or Inaccessible | There is a glaring lack of data available to the public about the impacts of the drilling and mining of oil, gas and minerals on public lands, according to a Project On Government Oversight (POGO) survey of people who live and work in areas where extractive activities take place.

POGO Leads Effort in Support of A-10 to NDAA Conference Leaders | As the House and Senate make their way to enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, we want to express our concern about equipping American military forces, now and in the future, to win decisively on the battlefield, to save America lives and to do so at a cost future defense budgets can readily bear.

POGO Urges the Senate to Markup S. 1809 | POGO urges the Senate to restore the Merit Systems Protections Board's jurisdiction to review sensitive job determinations to make sure these employees are given the protections they deserve.

Latest on the Blog

POGO Asks Pentagon to Keep Tabs on Service Contract Spending | POGO is concerned that there is a concerted effort by Department of Defense officials to willfully breach laws and congressional mandates to implement an improved service contract tracking system. Rather than implement an effective inventory system, as required by law, DoD is shirking its total force management responsibilities, and perpetuating billions of dollars in unnecessary service contracting costs.

Why Critics of Transparency Are Wrong | A new paper from the Brookings Institution argues that not only is transparency not what is holding back Congress, but that increasing openness is the best method to fight government dysfunction.

Awaiting Answers from DOE IG on Whistleblower’s Accusations | The Department of Energy's Inspector General has yet to deliver answers about the firing of whistleblower Dr. James Doyle and the underlying ambiguous classification procedures used by DOE and its contractors.