If you've been keeping up with POGO's blog recently, you know that we've been working overtime to achieve a more transparent, accountable, and open federal government:
- Just this week, after a judge shut down Wikilieaks, an anti-corruption website, a motion was filed on behalf of POGO challenging the lawsuit that led to the shutdown. The judge in the case has now rescinded his earlier decision to shut the site down, and the Swiss bank that originally filed the complaint against Wikileaks has decided to drop its lawsuit altogether.
- POGO also made publicly available for the first time a report by the Department of Transportation Inspector General showing that a lack of oversight by the FAA and airplane manufacturers has resulted in the installation of substandard parts on both civilian and military aircraft.
We have more transparency projects in store for the weeks ahead, including a new report and database with updated information on the misconduct of the federal government's top 100 contractors. But none of these investigations would be possible without the support of individuals like you. Because POGO does not accept contributions from the federal government, corporations, unions, or anyone with a financial interest in the outcome of our investigations, we truly rely on the support of individuals to continue our important work.
POGO was recently awarded the highest possible rating (four stars) by Charity Navigator, the largest independent charity evaluator in the nation. A four-star rating means that POGO, as compared to other charities in America, successfully manages its finances in an efficient and effective manner. In other words, you can rest assured that your donation will go directly toward helping us with our investigative work.
If you care about making the federal government more transparent, accountable, and open, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to POGO today.