The Project on Government Oversight, Inc. Overview
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District of Columbia 20005
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: A. Help file Freedom of Information Act Requests.
B. Help with Graphic Design.
C. Help with Background Research.
Geographic areas served: The United States
Programs: A. Open Government Investigations-Strengthening Government Oversight Functions
B. National Security Investigations--Challenging Wasteful Defense Spending
C. Wall Street Investigations
D. Contractor Accountability Investigations-Proposing Solutions
E. Nuclear Security Investigations- Securing the World's Most Dangerous Materials
F. Public Health Investigations- Improving Transparency of Programs
A. Helped Victims of Groundwater Contamination. In August, President Obama signed into law a bill providing health care for the hundreds of thousands of people who suffered ailments from being exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, a marine base in North Carolina.
B. Victory against Human Trafficking. In September President Obama signed an Executive Order (EO) strengthening the government’s zero-tolerance policy rules governing trafficking in persons. The EO also requires contractors and their subcontractors certify that they are in compliance with anti-trafficking laws, and cooperate fully with trafficking audits and investigations.
C. Increased Protections for Whistleblowers. In October, President Obama issued a Presidential Directive providing intelligence community workers with specific free speech rights and some protections against retaliation when they legally report waste, fraud, and abuse.