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Daniel Van Schooten


Areas of Expertise

Contract auditing, Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)

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Daniel Van Schooten was the initial point of contact for whistleblowers who contact POGO and investigates the oversight of government contracts, especially in the Department of Defense. He also works on issues including conflicts of interest and has contributed to POGO’s blog and letters to policymakers to increase awareness about these issues. He earned a B.A. in International Relations and Economics at Wheaton College.

POGO Highlights:

  • Co-authored POGO’s report, “At Least One-Third of Attorney General Nominee’s Top Donors Have Matters Involving the Department of Justice,” which revealed the lack of clear ethics policies for when Attorney Generals, at both the federal and state levels.

  • Co-authored an investigatory article, “Trump's Ethics Pledge Is Paper-Thin,” which highlighted the lack of ethics waivers and written recusals based on the results of over 50 FOIA requests.

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