About Us / Center for Effective Government Staff: Sean Moulton
Sean Moulton: Director, Open Government Policy
Sean Moulton is the Director of the Open Government Policy program at the Center for Effective Government. Sean is an established expert in the mechanisms of the federal government as they apply to public access to information, secrecy classifications, platforms for openness (such as USAspending.gov), and general transparency policies.
Recently, Sean directed 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. Sean also oversaw the development of FedSpending.org, a groundbreaking website that opened trillions of dollars in federal spending to public searches.
Before joining the Center for Effective Government, Sean worked as a Tax Policy Analyst at Friends of the Earth, where he sought to end environmentally harmful tax subsidies. For several years before that, Sean was a research fellow and contract employee at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, working on innovative environmental compliance programs tailored to particular industry sectors.
When not in the office until 11 o’clock at night, you’re likely to find Sean playing video games with his kids, watching a Red Sox game, or enjoying his wife’s stellar cooking.