Sean Moulton has worked on information policy at OMB Watch since early 2002, with special attention on environmental information and right-to-know issues. Moulton’s recent priorities have included directing a two-year project to collaboratively develop government transparency recommendations for the Obama administration with input from more than 100 groups from across the political spectrum. The report, Moving Toward a 21st Century Right-to-Know Agenda, has been used by some government officials as a “blueprint” on transparency.
Moulton also oversaw the development of FedSpending.org, a groundbreaking website that opens trillions of dollars in federal spending to public searches. The site has become a major resource for journalists and policymakers and facilitated more than 10 million searches in first two years. The website was at the forefront of the recent transformation of online government spending transparency. Following the 9/11 attacks, agencies frantically pulled tremendous amounts of information off websites. Moulton coordinated a government-wide FOIA campaign to identify the records removed by each agency and to urge the restoration of many documents.
Before joining OMB Watch, Moulton served as the tax-policy analyst at Friends of the Earth. His work experience also includes several years as a research fellow with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Industry Sector Policy Division and as environmental researcher and data manager for the Council on Economic Priorities.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011.