I rely on POGO to provide insight and news on important topics in government oversight.
POGO does a lot of good work that the mainstream media misses, has little interest in or distorts.
truly outstanding group. the position of whistleblowers has not been easy in Obama administration. POGO continues to bring issues and unknown issues to the public while protecting those who have brought them to POGO. POGO continues to be the only place where whistleblowers can go to have the issues which concern them brought to the public while they receive the best protection>
"Accountability" is one of the most overused and under-implemented concepts inside our democratic government. "Accountability" does not come without transparency and real and untainted information. POGO does more than any organization I know to assure American citizens that our government IS accountable. Thank you, POGO, for your important contributions and efforts to making ours a more genuine democracy. I salute you!
One of the few 501(c)(3) nongovernmental organizations working to make government accountable to the American citizen and taxpayer
POGO is an organization that actually helps and is effective. Many non-profits, even those that mean well, get little accomplished. I head a non-profit myself and know POGO is one of the best.
POGO is an important tool in the almost futile attempt to allow the public to know what the government is doing. It is unfortunate that we need to have this type of organization but we do. I am very happy to support it and its goals.
POGO merits tremendous admiration and support as the preeminent government "watchdog" today. I hope readers find my opinion credible on the basis of my considerable personal experience as a government "watchdog," as the author of The Art of the Watchdog (with co-author David Eichenthal, SUNY Press 2016), and as a professor of public management teaching investigative techniques at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in the City University of New York.
The truth is very important. This organization takes the time to point out issues in a concise manor that everyone can understand.
POGO is often most successful at revealing government fraud, waste, and incompetence because of its independence. Inspectors General and the GAO (where I worked) do a good job much of the time but POGO is amazing in its performance of government oversight.
POGO is an exemplary public-service group that speaks truth to power -- then holds it accountable through practical revelations about the inner workings of government. When analyzing energy and science issues at GAO, I found myself many times crossing POGO's path, as both organizations are dedicated to exposing waste, fraud, and the abuse of power. POGO's methods are more direct that GAOs, and in many ways more effective for their timely revelations.
As a journalist covering the federal government, and as a Senior Analyst at GAO, I have spent decades investigating and exposing foolish and wasteful government programs. POGO is unique in its ability to be an independent and rigorous watchdog for the public interest.
Project On Government Oversight (POGO) does great work in trying to make our government accountable in many way and why I support it. I strongly recommend POGO to anyone who would like to see our government be held accountable for its actions. Robert E. Drabant, Major, USAF Retired
POGO has provided great information, well researched articles and data to back their position on most all matters of federal spending and our national assets from a corporate demise.. There are few that can provide this invaluable insight and their actions to improve our society.
Thank you to the Staff of POGO and all who support this work.
POGO's work in government oversight is indispensable.
Randy Fertel, PhD
Co-founder, The Ridenhour Prizes for Courageous Truthtelling
POGO is a credible and therefore important nonprofit. They continue to perform exemplary public service. If it weren't for POGO, the public would sorely lack resources to turn to for accurate information, and government transparency.
As an Army veteran of Vietnam and Desert Storm, I could not help but be exposed to the waste and madness of how the Pentagon operates in a combat zone. POGO allowed me to research what I truly needed to learn about the "Iron Triangle" of the DoD, Congress & Congress for the book I am writing.
I consider them THE source organization when I want to get the straight facts on contractor fraud, malfeasance, over runs, flag officer gaffes, cost over runs, and bad book keeping from the "Pirates of the Potomac".
I am a retired government official and scientist. POGO has shown a willingness and unique ability to find and expose conflicts of interest, waste, and outright fraud in all branches of government.
As a government whistleblower whose scientific career was nearly destroyed when I disclosed incompetence and fraud at the National Institutes of health, I know the important protections POGO provides to whistleblowers like me.
There is a reason why whistleblowers and news reporters flock to POGO. It is because of its long track record of uncovering fraud and abuse throughout the U.S. government (including abroad). Although physically located inside the beltway, POGO has never come down (and never will) with the beltway disease of compromising in order to get coveted access to the higher levels of government. POGO keeps its integrity. Perhaps my greatest compliment is to observe that I have seen with my own eyes how government officials and contractors fear POGO.