The Project On Government Oversight is a small organization that strives to hold a very large federal government accountable to its citizens. Because POGO does not accept gifts from corporations, the government, or labor unions, donations at any level make a significant impact. In addition to foundation support, our important work is made possible through tax-deductible contributions from individual donors -- LIKE YOU.
For over 25 years, the Projec t On Government Oversight (POGO) has fought to defend the public interest against corruption and other misconduct. We've proven that we can make a real impact on "business as usual" politics (click here to learn more about our recent accomplishments), and we will continue to work toward achieving a federal government that serves the interests of the American people.
The following are just a few examples of POGO’s plans for upcoming investigations:
- Strengthen congressional oversight by conducting monthly, bipartisan training seminars for congressional staff;
- Release an updated database on the misconduct of the government’s top 100 contractors, and publish a report with analysis and recommendations for improving taxpayer protections;
- Highlight the government’s excessive and unaccountable national security spending practices;
- Demonstrate how and why certain Inspector General offices have become weakened and politicized in recent years;
- Establish good government indicators at the state and local level by promoting a “Checklist for a Healthy Democracy;”
- Accelerate the removal of nuclear materials from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which lies in the densely populated San Francisco Bay Area; and
- Expose the government’s refusal to audit multinational companies that extract oil and other precious resources from federal and Native American lands.
POGO’s investigations and reports reach millions, appearing regularly in such outlets as NBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, and National Public Radio (click here to learn more about POGO in the news).
In order to preserve our independence, POGO does not accept any contributions from the federal government, corporations, unions, or anyone with a financial interest in the outcome of our investigations. Because of this, individuals--like you--are the backbone of our organization, and we need your support to continue our important work.
Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to POGO.
Thank you in advance for your support.