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Causes: Civil Rights, Democracy, Government & Public Administration, Public Finance, Taxation & Monetary Policy

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 work are: A) Partnered with IAVA to help Veterans. As concerns of mismanagement and deception within the Department of Veterans Affairs mount, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) entered into a partnership to protect VA staff who come forward with information about agency wrongdoing. As part of the effort, the organizations have launched a secure website, www.VAOversight.org, where VA employees can get in touch with POGO and IAVA. The effort combines IAVA’s deep knowledge of the VA system with POGO’s experience working with whistleblowers to expose federal wrongdoing. In an effort to stem the tide of negative publicity, the Inspector General of the VA has subpoenaed POGO in an attempt to find out who the whistleblowers are. POGO has refused to allow the government to learn the identity of the brave people who have come forth to alert the public of its misdoings. B) Received Journalism Awards. POGO won in June 2014 the Dateline Award for investigative reporting from its local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for its project on lax security at U.S. embassies overseas. It also won a business journalism award for its reporting on efforts by former employees of the Securities and Exchange Commission to influence regulations. C) Increased transparency around drone program. After POGO signed onto an amicus curiae brief in 2013 authored by EPIC in NY Times v. DOJ supporting release of the classified legal analysis justifying the controversial “targeted killing” drone program, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of increased transparency. The Court found that after “senior Government officials have assured the public” that the program is “lawful and that . . . advice establishes the legal boundaries,” it can no longer claim that the document is exempt from FOIA. D) Elected Chair of the Civil Society Sector of the USEITI. POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian was elected the chair of the Civil Society sector of the US EITI), a Federal Advisory Board composed of civil society, industry, and government members. In that role, POGO has helped organize outreach efforts to provide residents of communities directly impacted by extractive industries to have a voice in the crafting of transparency commitments that have been presented to the international EITI board by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior. The outreach is being conducting across the country from Alaska to New Orleans, involving impoverished communities including Native American tribes, Appalachia, the Gulf region, as well as Pennsylvania lands where hydraulic fracturing is being conducted. E) Closed Revolving Door Loophole at the SEC. Thanks to efforts by POGO, the SEC decided to close a loophole in the ethics rules that allowed some “senior” SEC personnel to lobby the agency immediately after leaving instead of staying on the sidelines for a year or more, as employees at other federal agencies must do. The change in the rules—revoking a longstanding exemption for some SEC officials—is a rare stand against the revolving door at an agency that has long blurred the lines between the regulators and the regulated. F) Removed Officer Unfit to Oversee Whistleblowers. A November 2013 POGO letter to Secretary Hagel asked for the removal of Major General Patton from his post as head of sexual assault prevention due to an investigation that found him guilty of violating the Military Whistleblower Protection Act. The letter resulted in news coverage of the issue and over 2,500 letters to the DoD from POGO supporters. A mere four weeks after POGO’s letter, the Pentagon announced Major General Patton’s plan to retire. A congressional staffer close to the issue told POGO that the impetus for Patton’s retirement was the unwelcome attention from POGO. G) POGO Recommendations on Contracting Reform featured in New York Times Editorial. In a very harsh critique of federal contracting rules, the New York Times editorial board cited POGO’s recommendations as a solution to the current practice of contracting out vast swaths of government work indefinitely — with little or no attempt to develop the needed technical and managerial expertise within the government or to enforce labor standards — which has created a bloated federal-contractor sector in which the public good is often subservient to profit. H) Strengthened Protections for Military Whistleblowers Signed into Law. Thanks to efforts by POGO, Congress has passed protections for military whistleblowers and victims of sexual assault against unfair retaliation which were signed into law by the President. This new law will help protect service members who make the difficult and brave decision to come forward and report sexual assault or other misconduct. POGO fought hard for passage of these reforms to upgrade the disgracefully broken whistleblower protections for our troops. I) Enforced Defense Contractor Rules Regarding Purchase of US-Made Products. POGO helped to expose that the Defense Department hasn’t been following the mandates for purchasing US-made products and instead was illegally supplying our troops with boots manufactured in China. POGO urged Congress to call for a DoD Inspector General (IG) audit into the DoD’s compliance with existing domestic preference laws, including the Buy American Act and the Berry Amendment. As a result, in August 2013, the DoD IG announced a preemptive audit, stating that it anticipated that legislation was forthcoming.

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-Strengthening Financial Oversight D. Contractor Accountability Investigations-Proposing Solutions E. Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative-Paying Their Fair Share F. Public Health Investigations- Improving Transparency of Programs

Community Stories

599 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Gary K.2

Donor

Rating: 4

Because any form of effective self-regulation is a rarity in government sponsored service, the existence of P.O.G.O. is an existential necessity, without which our society would soon cease to function at all. Their attention to corrupt practices and schemes is a huge assist in the disclosure of said aberrations and the corrective forces that are brought to bear upon them. I appreciate the opportunity they provide me to contribute to this monitoring service.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

POGO seeks the truth about our government. When I first saw this in my email . I wondered who was it sending emails to me. Having so many emails and organizations contact me, i immediately deleted the email. Looking for someone I deleted by mistake, I went rummaging in my spam and trash. Suddenly, the POGO email appeared . This time I looked at this organization more closely and found that I had made a huge mistake. POGO is one of the few organizations that take the time to investigate all crucial matters regarding our government.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've valued POGO reports for several years. The F-35 debacle as reported extensively by POGO was pertinent information for the Sioux Falls City Council several years ago. Sioux Falls Commissioners were excited that the Sioux Falls Air Guard was high on the list for F-16 replacements by F-35s. I reported POGO findings to the City Council and got a number of head nods. Fortunately for Sioux Falls, the F-35s went elsewhere.

Leland W Griffin J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Like so many others I receive many Political Emails everyday, most asking for money so they will do the job they are already paid to do. I don't read most of them but I always read POGO,. You are a shining light into the political waste and corruption that the common citizen must be aware of. Hopefully someday enough people will understand that most members of Congress do not Represent us, they represent Corporations and themselves and then we will remove them.. Their "Smoke and Mirrors", Flea Circus" and continued manufactured crisis to distract us will stop being believed (As a need for more money or even reality). Then maybe "Our" Government will be reclaimed by the American Public. One can only hope.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

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TO POGO.
I DO APPRECIATE MUCH THE POGO TEAM FOR GOOD WORK THEY HAVE BEEN DOING TO THE US EMBASSY NAIROBI, GUARD FORCE. POGO BEING OUR POINT OF CONTACT/WHISTLE BLOWER. POGO IS DETERMINED FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE. KEEP IT.
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David L.1

Donor

Rating: 5

This is one of the few places to go where you can read investigative reporting. POGO Is helpful for me because i stay on my Representative & Senators, and POGO gives me accurate information. POGO is right up there with Mother Jones for me. POGO is totally deserving of your support.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

POGO is one of my most trusted sources for news. The mass media no longer funds investigative journalism, and POGO fills that vacuum. Critical thinking is fine and good. But it's damn difficult without some facts to base it on. i am most grateful to POGO, and i value this organization immensely.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

i always open my emails from pogo because their articles are clearly written so that even I as a layman understand the issue presented, Articles always seem clear and thoroughly researched remarkably free of apparent bias

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

My intellectual/ moral world view has been informed for 60 years by parsimony, clarity, uncompromising objectivity and documentation, and I have never been disappointed by a POGO article.

James C.

Donor

Rating: 5

The best in giving you an understanding of the inner workings of the US Government.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm over 60 and have seen a lot over the years, lies, corruption, murder in #'s,cheaters, and stealers. But nothing like whats going on today !!~ Greed and power is the #1 problem now, along with technology enabling us to kill without human interaction as well as all those dirty deeds done dirt cheap aimed at spying on everyone for profit in one way or another. The human race is out of control ! I don't socialize much anymore at least not with humans. I do look forward to seeing all this exposed and my #1 go to for that information and more is POGO . I can always count on accurate information from POGO not hype ! Here's to you POGO and all the people within and the hard work they do to expose and help us see humanity for what it has become.If the world can be saved it starts here !

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I have no experience but POGO and others should listen that Trump's wife allegedly said he read Hitler who wanted to have a master race rule the whole world and was partly responsible for 60 million deaths during WWII. I have heard some say these times are similar to those leading up to WWII. No one seems to be able to stop Trump who is not that far from being a Hitler.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There are many independent journalists and news services that serve those interested in an alternative perspective room to be proud. None more so than ny experience with POGO. The journalists are fearless and persistent. They provide in-depth stories and most importantly they get results while gaining respect and attention from members of Congress. POGO is my go-to for accuracy and outcomes. Thanks to all those who work tirelessly for us all!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I learn a great deal of very relevant information about the US government from the articles published and sent to me by POGO. They help me understand the issues and enable me to discuss the issues intelligently with others.

NamVet6566

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

You folks are an island of hope for me. It is such a comfort to me too know that in the midst of all the partisan baloney you folks tend to the business of telling me when our government sometimes actually functions efficiently and more often when our government is simply wasting its time and the taxpayers dollars.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

So far they have always been accurate in every detail in each of there reports I have desired too read. I think they are one of the most reliable news sources I have available to me.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Project on Government Oversight (POGO) is my go to source for unbiased information on Corruption and/or unethical actions by our government and it's representative's. POGO also exposes wasteful spending by our government and it's entities.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Actually lives up to expectations of excellence and impartiality.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It's hard to find information sources worth trusting. This is one.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The way POGO tracks the never battleworthy, ever dollar-gobbling F-35 is emblematic of why Cecilia and I will keep POGO on our list of organizations to support. POGO reminds us that there are many people and bureaus in the government who thrive on staying out of the public eye. It's POGO that keeps me aware, for example, that the Pentagon is immune to serious audit. Granted, POGO's updates constitute an unmanageable river of notifications that I cannot do anything about, but without them the country would be for me a different, and much more imaginary, place. POGO gives the lie to politicians who try to degrade all public discourse by painting all responsible news gatherers as "fake." We need POGO as badly as we need any journalistic instrument.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Our politicians and government are out of control now. They have forgotten that they have citizens to whom they must be held accountable. POGO is an essential line of defense against our out-of-control administration. The work they do has provided a necessary line of defense against the greed and power grabbing of people and agencies who are very adept at pulling the wool over they eyes of the public. I depend on POGO to keep me informed and to act to protect me and my fellow citizens.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have found MANY non profits that I donated to are actually biased one way or another. When I saw "government oversight" I was quite leary because most "oversight" . Most are pro government administrations, which is not what the name implies.

Bartley D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One hell of a organization! Thanks to all POGO employees who work so hard to inform the American citizens of the critical issues we need to understand in order to help us be responsible countrymen/women. It is organizations like POGO that truly "MAGA".

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you POGO!!! Keeping us informed is just so critical.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

POGO is one group whose email I read regularly. POGO's overview and detailed reporting is essential for every citizen's understanding of government corruption and over-spending of taxpayer dollars. They are one of the most important groups in America right now. Everyone should be aware of their heroic efforts to keep our government accountable.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a journalist covering waste and fraud in the federal government for many years, I have always relied upon POGO to get facts and credible analyses. POGO's leader, Danielle Brian, and general counsel Scott Amey are among the smartest people I know when it comes to understanding what is happening and why in federal departments and agencies. Their program to train congressional investigators is critically important. I put POGO, Cause of Action and Judicial Watch at the top of the heap among the many non-profits seeking to increase transparency and accountability in Washington.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

POGO does the work no other non-profit does. I get information that is useful, current and of importance in keeping our government accountable to the people.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

POGO is one of my go to organisations for stories on how our government is doing or not doing its job and protecting our tax dollars. I share the stories and articles with friends and others who are interested in how our government is doing.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My small donations to this group date back to the non-partisan Center for Defense Information, before the merger w/POGO.
More than ever, we need intelligent people looking closely at bloated federal & military budgets to assure Americans that our hard-earned & limited tax dollars are being spent wisely.
POGO does just that--in a non-partisan & open manner--where I know my donations are being put to good & practical use.

1 Kelly Waser S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm a bleeding-heart liberal who spends a lot of time rubbing elbows with die-hard conservatives. One thing that we have in common is that we abhor dishonesty and waste, and POGO does a phenomenal job of bringing BAD government to light and prompting improvements in a non-partisan manner.

Donor

Rating: 5

POGO is a great organization which keeps an eye on the government.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

POGO is a great institution which provides information on what the government is doing with our money. They conduct very thorough investigations and provide thoughtful analysis of the cases they investigate.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

For over a decade, I have utilized the POGO website and newsletter to keep myself informed about threats to transparency and accountability in government, as well as POGO-led initiatives to fight governmental corruption and misconduct. I appreciate POGO’s nonpartisan and evidence-based approach, and the integrity of the POGO staff. Based on POGO’s strong track record, I have great faith in the organization’s ability to foster accountability in government for years to come.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I look forward to my weekly POGO in review. It is very reassuring to know these hard working people are watching out for all of us every day. Where would we be without them?

Donor

Rating: 5

Pogo continues to impress us with their boundless research into government waste and boondoggles. They deserve all the financial help they can get.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a researcher of stories that appear questionable, my life has been turned upside down with the physical, mental and social harassment by unknown individuals who are either working with government agencies or back-channel groups planning to use the citizens of this country to promote their own agendas. If your agency really is able to stop the impending genocide of so many human lives, contact people who still have some ability to contact the outside world and share information. My days on the internet are numbered and I will be unable to stay involved. "StopTheCrime.net" is one of the best resources from which you can obtain the most current "documented" evidence of crimes against humanity and the environment. I would like to show my appreciation for your hard work and dedication to the cause, though, and know that without groups like yours, our lost rights and freedoms would have come much sooner. God bless all of your staff and reporters.

Eli E.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I’ve managed not for profits and am impressed with this one. Integrity is the word that comes to mind.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I appreciate always being able to count on POGO's commitment to truthful information and follow-through with full-out integrity.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Although I have read other articles by him, the recent expose that David Hilzenrath wrote regarding the Interior Department’s proposed rewriting of the federal drilling safety standards stands out as among his very best. In it he describes the backhanded methods used by the Department to procure the safety standards as written by the American Petroleum Industry such as charging for reading the proposed rule changes that should, but don’t, appear in the Federal Register.

It obviously took an inordinate amount of research for Mr. Hilzenrath to write such an article which I so much appreciated for its thoroughness and ease of reading. He, and POGO, deserve high acclaim for works such as this one to be produced

Sincerely,

Louis Mark, M.D.
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As I have watched, agape, the rising fortunes of the Pentagon and the private businesses that contract with it, I am endlessly grateful that The Project on Government Oversight exists.
After a week of learning about one or another egregious acts of chicanery by this unholy alliance, reading POGO's weekly report on Saturday always puts my mind to rest; I hope people of this country know what a valuable watchdog we have working on our behalf!
The talent that has amassed under POGO's banner is topnotch and incredibly even-handed, and we in this country can all sleep more soundly knowing that POGO is on the job.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a retired military veteran and have seen waste in the Department of Defense increase from misuse by active duty personnel to what it is today an institution that provides unearned income to DOD contractors supplying sub-quality products. I donate to POGO because they expose the corruption and provide valid information which I site when asking my Congressional members to review the waste and take steps which truly represent constituents desires. Of late their responses have been slow or none. The other use I put POGO reports is to determine my voting choices toward ending the abuse of our Constitution and restoration of citizens rights.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

the swamp needs to get cleaned. this type of agency helps to bring visibility and reform.

1 Kate T.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When I want up to date, reliable and accurate information on any area of government my first “go to” is Project on Government Oversite.
POGO was recommended to me by our local Mayor several years ago and I have yet to find a site that covers so many areas of government in such an unbiased and well written manner.
Bravo!!

1 Roblyn C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I receive dozens of political emails per day and many end up unopened in the wastebasket. POGO is one source I always open and read top to bottom. This is a group that provides vital information in the fight against government waste and corruption on both sides of the aisle. Nonpartisan fact-based reporting at its finest. I love POGO and I depend on them to clear the murky water of partisan spin. From exposing federal contractor misconduct resulting in $18.7 billion in penalties, to the on-going trainings of congressional staff to conduct oversight investigations, POGO is making concrete, on-the-ground changes in our political system. POGO is also an advocate for whistleblowers to tell the truth about military abuses in war torn Afghanistan, and uncovering conflicts of interest at the FDA with the Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills which caused fatal blood clots. Go POGO!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Danielle and Rep Cummings maybe the only remaining individuals that continue the Legacy of John Dingell ( and his ilk such as Henry Waxman and Jack Brooks) that fought abuses of power in the corporate world as well as government on a bi-partisan basis. POGO uses its meager resources to uncover corruption that currently is rampant in and out of government. Like Dingell, they fight for people not power.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love POGO because they give us the truth about our government. All statements from politicians, Democrats and Republicans alike, are political and mostly driven by their desire to get re-elected and support their sponsors. A typical example that I have been tracking for a long time is the F35 project which is a total disaster in terms of cost/benefit. It should have been canceled long ago, but congress keeps it going because every district benefits from the funding by the Military Industrial Complex. This is a total waste and has nothing to do with keeping America safe. The US Government is corrupt!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

My inbox is swamped these days with politicians telling us how nasty the 'other side' is. It's all just obfuscation and spin and ends up giving us the crap and clueless behavior that leads to a seventeen trillion dollar deficit.

I look forward to POGO's posts because they tell me straight. I lookforward to seeing how they grow with our support.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm very pleased to see POGO out there keeping checks on our run away government and politicians that care for corporations, lobbyists, and special interest groups only. Keep up the good work POGO!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

POGO is tireless in fighting multiple, ongoing, trillion-dollar-plus military-industrial-congressional boondoggles

Caryn C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

POGO provides an invaluable service to all citizens. Their deep investigations and clear-sighted reporting sheds much needed light on government waste and inadequate oversight. I strongly encourage anyone concerned about Civil Rights, Government & Public Administration, Public Finance, Taxation & Monetary Policy support The Project on Government Oversight.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

POGO exposed misconduct at a Federally Funded R&D Center that spends hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer funds annually, with no competition for their work, and oversight by government officials who are sometimes former employees of the FFRDC! The FFRDC staff is largely former government employees, and they have top level insider connections with the federal government. Without groups like POGO to investigate and watch over them--taxpayers will be abused.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I HAVE LEARNED THAT THE LDS MORMON CHURCH IS A FALSE CHURCH ITS A SEX CULT AND ITS ALL ABOUT CONTROLING YOUR LIFE AND GETING YOUR MONEY

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Project on Government Oversight is the one place I can depend on to get un-biased accounts of what money the Federal government is spending and where it is being wasted. They have exposed the waste of taxpayer's money of billions on contracts to build a plane which has been flawed from the start. They expose corruption in the Federal government and violations of the Constitution. For years I have been reading their reports and contacting my members of Congress about the situations. Every citizen of the US should read their research!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

POGO keeps me informed about our Federal government in a totally objective manner. I am continually amazed at the high quality of their research and their trustworthiness. I am very grateful to them for doing what must be a very difficult job.

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1 Anita T.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a cause worth giving to! They actually do what they say and are helping to bring to LIGHT the corruption in the Congress and the Democratic party!!!

Donor

Rating: 5

POGO gives me the facts/News that I will never find on the Cable News Shows of today. POGO is not owned or directed by Big Corporate Money so they can tell me the truth without upsetting their donors. They have and share the facts about Government waste, safety and health issues. POGO is on our side - Please help fund them.

Donor

Rating: 5

POGO is a national treasure. In my estimation, It's clear-eyed alertness to governmental waste, malpractice and corruption has no equal.It's investigations are important, and its reports very judicious. In short, they provide a great service to U.S. citizens, both private and public.
John Gittins (North Brookfield, MA)

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

POGO provides a great service for U.S. citizens. This organization investigates public-realm activities that are wasteful and/or corrupt, and its findings are often the drivers of corrective action. POGO is smart, scrupulous, evidence-based, and non-partisan. To me, POGO embodies the best features of democratic governance.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

POGO does an amazing job of tracking management, contracting and procurement issues in the federal government. No one else tracks these issues so closely and thoroughly. I rely on the Project on Government Oversight to provide the necessary information for me to function as an informed and involved citizen. I have contacted my Congressmen and Senators, as well as the President and various departments, boards and commissions based on information I have read in POGO's reports. No other organization does this in such a comprehensive way.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is unmatched in their detailed investigations of U.S. government functioning. They give unbiased, accurate and detailed information about every department and agency, especially defense, veterans and human services. They are irreplaceable!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When I want to find out the truth about what the government is doing, or not doing as the case may be, I always turn to POGO. They offer hard hitting truths about the government. They show where the weaknesses are, where the lack of transparency is and who is not doing their job. I liken POGO to the canary in the mine; without them and their non-partisan oversight of our government, things could really blow up.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

POGO is one of my most trusted sources for news. The mass media no longer funds investigative journalism, and POGO fills that vacuum.
In this day of corporations being able to sue governments for loss of profits, we definitely need organizations like the Project on Government Oversight. To the extent that corporations own most Congress people, we need POGO to track what those Congress people are doing to our democracy.
Few organizations can serve liberals and conservatives - and do it well! Their central message that we can ALL do better really appeals to the patriots of our country who are not blinded by partisanship.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Soulful, patriotic, factual, in depth, concise, relevant, experienced, totally pro constituent for all constituents, accountable, without bias or fear.
Love them and depend on them.
Most grateful for them...
j galdo

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been a regular reader for years, It is one of the best source of facts about government corruption around. The F-35 coverage is infuriating, and one hundred percent on target. Keep up the good work.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Simply the only place to keep current on Government waste. Best articles are on the F35.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Project on Government Oversight has provided me with important background information about issues I need to know about to be an aware citizen. It is one of the few organizations that follows whistle-blower suppression, Government purchasing procedures, and legislation that ails to protect the public. I have been able to write informed letters to my representatives after reading POGO's blogs.

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Donor

Rating: 5

No organization keeps me updated on ways to improve our government like POGO. It is essential to keeping our democracy healthy because it improves transparency.

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Donor

Rating: 5

POGO Holds the Government in the sunshine for all concerned Citizens to see. Thank you.

1 Scott40

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There will always be those people that despite the personal risk to their physical and professional well-being will expose government corruption and fraud. If you choose to do so make sure it is with an organization like Project On Government Oversight because they will insure you do not end up in jail.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

At times it would seem that we are living the last days of Rome, self absorption in our politicians and disdain for anything Washington. It is refreshing to see the tireless work these people do day in day out. There is hope for our country, but only if more "general members of the public" engage themselves in the process. I believe POGO is one of those organizations that is positioned to do just that...

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Chuck29

Client Served

Rating: 5

POGO is a powerful counterbalance to the corporate lobbying forces that overshadow our ability, as individuals, and as employees of government funded institutions/contractors, to be heard in Washington DC. Indeed, POGO speaks truth to power and, a such, is a threat to those who consider "public service" little more than a license to steal, meaning to reward themselves and their donors at the expense of the legitimate needs of our republic, founded on the principal that serving the needs of its people was to come above all else which, in today's world, if often the exception rather than rule. My opinion of POGO is rooted in my firsthand experience, as a person who blew the whistle on fraudulent activity occurring at a world renowned federally funded nuclear weapons facility located in Los Alamos, New Mexico. POGO provided a shield of legitimacy and support that enabled me to survive the ordeal and, for that, I will be forever grateful. www.losalamosdiary.com

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Donor

Rating: 5

As our judicial and political arena decays into ruin with each day, under the growing weight and the corrupting influence of money and corporate greed, organizations like POGO are a glimmer of hope in the darkness of despair that now engulfs our democracy. It's a shameless time we live in, full of scam artists and charlatans who could care less about the world they leave behind. POGO is leading the fight of resistance against these forces, for us . . . for our children and their children . . . for ALL future generations. www.losalamosdiary.com

Donor

Rating: 5

I have only been supporting about one year but has been a very positive experience.
Dewey Morgan

Donor

Rating: 5

I can sleep at night knowing POGO is watching what I can't. I learn about things--sometimes unwillingly--that I need to know and wouldn't otherwise find out. Thanks for everything!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT AS A POGO SUPPORTER I TRULY AM GLAD AND PLEASED FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WHO TRULY CARE ABOUT THE WELFARE OF OTHERS, ESPECIALLY GROUPS THAT HAVE BEEN HISTORICALLY AND/OR CURRENTLY OPPRESSED IN ANY WAY!!! SO FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AS LONG AS YOU ARE AROUND, POGO!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In this day of corporations being able to sue governments for loss of profits, we definitely need organizations like the Project on Government Oversight. To the extent that corporations own most Congresspeople, we need POGO to track what those Congresspeople are doing to our democracy.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Would hate to be without POGO's reporting. They provide insights you don't get anywhere else!