Lydia Dennett investigates the safety and security of nuclear weapons and power facilities, works with federal whistleblowers, and develops POGO's Foreign Influence Database. Dennett has worked with Members of Congress and the media, and has contributed to POGO's blog and letters to policymakers to increase awareness about these issues. She won the 2015 Non-Breaking News award from the DC chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for her work with Department of Veterans Affairs whistleblowers. She earned a B.A. in English Literature and European History from Hartwick College.
- Co-authored POGO's report, "Uranium Processing Facility: When You're in a Hole, Just Stop Digging," which offered alternatives to the Department of Energy's over budget Uranium Processing Facility.
- Hosted a short video explanation of POGO's report on the Uranium Processing Facility, Government Spending Billions on Nuclear Facility We Don't Need.
- Co-authored POGO's investigative report, "Loopholes, Filing Failures, and Lax Enforcement: How the Foreign Agents Registration Act Falls Short," which examined the Department of Justice's foreign lobbying records and enforcement failures.
- Developed and maintains the "Foreign Influence Database," a collection of informational materials filed by lobbying and public relations firms working on behalf of foreign entities in the U.S.
- Co-authored a letter to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs about retaliation against VA whistleblowers, POGO Letter to VA Secretary About VA Employees' Claims of Fear and Retaliation
- Testified before Senator Mark Kirk, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, at a field hearing in Chicago on whistleblower retaliation at the Department of Veterans Affairs.