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Phone: 202-347-1122
1100 G Street NW
Suite 500

Washington
District of Columbia 20005
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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

Mission:
The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that champions good government reforms. POGO's investigations into corruption, misconduct, and conflict of interest achieve a more effective, accountable, open and ethical federal government.
Results:
Some recent examples of our investigative reporting that has resulted in policy change in 2012 have been:

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.

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05/04/13
I think that whistle blowing is one of the most important things that government officials can do. They need to be protected. We need people to tell us how much waste is occurring in government and trying to force government to do better. They are like Common Cause, except they are insiders and ... more »
05/03/13
I believe the role of whistle blowers is essential to the health of a democracy and POGO does an excellent job of educating the public on the various issues and working to correct the maladies of our governmental agencies. I give them an A plus rating... more »
04/30/13
POGO provides comprehensive oversight of wasteful federal spending, especially huge Defense Department boondoggles. They keep track of the revolving door between defense and government with a detail unmatched by other NGOs... more »
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