Danielle Brian

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Danielle Brian "has been the Executive Director of the Project On Government Oversight since 1993. She frequently testifies before Congress and appears on or is quoted in major national media such as NBC, CBS and Fox News; the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and USA Today; and National Public Radio. She has conducted numerous investigations leading to major reforms and cuts in wasteful spending in such areas as oil industry fraud on public lands, drug industry influence on health policy, nuclear security, government secrecy, and defense contractor waste and fraud. Before becoming Executive Director, Ms. Brian worked with POGO from 1986-1990 as a Senior Research Associate and conducted investigations leading to the cancellation of the Army's Sergeant York Division Air Defense Gun, one of the largest weapons cancellations ever. From 1990 to 1993, she worked first as a producer for television documentaries and then as a policy analyst at the Arms Control and Foreign Policy Congressional Caucus. Ms. Brian currently serves on the boards of Taxpayers for Common Sense and HALT: Americans for Legal Reform. Ms. Brian earned her Masters degree in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in 1990. She received her Bachelors degree in Government from Smith College in 1985." [1]

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  1. Staff, Project On Government Oversight, accessed January 10, 2009.