Project on Government Oversight
The Project On Government Oversight (POGO), founded in 1981, is an independent non-profit organization
Non-profit organization
Nonprofit organization is neither a legal nor technical definition but generally refers to an organization that uses surplus revenues to achieve its goals, rather than distributing them as profit or dividends...

 in the United States which investigates and seeks to expose corruption and other misconduct. POGO assists whistleblower
A whistleblower is a person who tells the public or someone in authority about alleged dishonest or illegal activities occurring in a government department, a public or private organization, or a company...

s and investigates federal agencies, Congress
United States Congress
The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States, consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Congress meets in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C....

, and government contractors. POGO is currently led by executive director Danielle Brian.

Scope and methods

POGO’s range of investigations includes national defense
Defense (military)
Defense has several uses in the sphere of military application.Personal defense implies measures taken by individual soldiers in protecting themselves whether by use of protective materials such as armor, or field construction of trenches or a bunker, or by using weapons that prevent the enemy...

 and homeland security
Homeland security
Homeland security is an umbrella term for security efforts to protect states against terrorist activity. Specifically, is a concerted national effort to prevent terrorist attacks within the U.S., reduce America’s vulnerability to terrorism, and minimize the damage and recover from attacks that do...

; abuse in government contracting; excessive secrecy that fails to consider the public good
Public good
In economics, a public good is a good that is non-rival and non-excludable. Non-rivalry means that consumption of the good by one individual does not reduce availability of the good for consumption by others; and non-excludability means that no one can be effectively excluded from using the good...

; and mismanagement of natural resources
Natural Resources
Natural Resources is a soul album released by Motown girl group Martha Reeves and the Vandellas in 1970 on the Gordy label. The album is significant for the Vietnam War ballad "I Should Be Proud" and the slow jam, "Love Guess Who"...

 by federal agencies. POGO uses investigative journalism
Investigative journalism
Investigative journalism is a form of journalism in which reporters deeply investigate a single topic of interest, often involving crime, political corruption, or corporate wrongdoing. An investigative journalist may spend months or years researching and preparing a report. Investigative journalism...

 techniques to shed light on the government's activities, including working with whistleblower
A whistleblower is a person who tells the public or someone in authority about alleged dishonest or illegal activities occurring in a government department, a public or private organization, or a company...

s and anonymous sources and accessing information through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). POGO’s Federal Contractor Misconduct Database is often used by investigative journalists and others who are interested in contractor misconduct.

Corporate whistleblowers and government insiders bring POGO many of its investigative topics. POGO informs the public of its findings, mainly through reports that contain extensive documentation and recommendations for how to solve the problems identified. Once a report has been released, more insiders usually approach POGO to provide further documentation and information.

Early history

While working for the National Taxpayers Legal Fund, Dina Rasor led its investigation into the C-5A transport aircraft. In February 1981 Rasor started "Project on Military Procurement", as an arm of the Fund. The organization was intended as a watchdog group to perform oversight of the military. Early interests included the M1 Abrams
M1 Abrams
The M1 Abrams is a third-generation main battle tank produced in the United States. It is named after General Creighton Abrams, former Army Chief of Staff and Commander of US military forces in Vietnam from 1968 to 1972. The M1 is a well armed, heavily armored, and highly mobile tank designed for...

 tank. The Project first gained wide attention in the mid-1980s uncovering Pentagon
The Pentagon
The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, located in Arlington County, Virginia. As a symbol of the U.S. military, "the Pentagon" is often used metonymically to refer to the Department of Defense rather than the building itself.Designed by the American architect...

 waste and fraud by publishing reports, provided by whistleblowers, exposing $640 toilet seat
Toilet seat
A toilet seat is a hinged unit consisting of seat and lid which is bolted onto a toilet bowl for a flush toilet. A toilet seat consists of the seat itself, which may be contoured for the user to sit on, and the lid, which covers the toilet when it is not in use.If the toilet is located in a home...

s, $7,600 coffee makers, $436 hammers and other overpriced spare parts used by the military. The group was renamed Project on Government Oversight in the late 1990s.

Whistleblower award incident

In the 1990s POGO investigated the Department of the Interior Mineral Management Service's collection of oil royalties. POGO and other plaintiffs sued the 14 largest oil and gas companies for defrauding the government by underpaying royalties owed for drilling on Federal lands, under the False Claims Act
False Claims Act
The False Claims Act is an American federal law that imposes liability on persons and companies who defraud governmental programs. The law includes a "qui tam" provision that allows people who are not affiliated with the government to file actions on behalf of the government...

In 1998 POGO shared proceeds of the settlement of that lawsuit with two whistleblowers, federal employees, in the amount of $383,600 each for their assistance leading up to the lawsuit. This resulted in a preliminary investigation and report in 2000
which alleged that POGO's payments were for influence on Department of the Interior actions and policies. While calling the payments "a mistake", committee member U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman
Jeff Bingaman
Jesse Francis "Jeff" Bingaman, Jr. , is the senior U.S. Senator from New Mexico and a member of the Democratic Party...

 disputed any claims of influence, citing the timeline of events.
POGO did not hand over phone records relating to the incident, and was threatened by Rep. Don Young
Don Young
Donald Edwin "Don" Young is the U.S. Representative for , serving since 1973. He is a member of the Republican Party.Young is the 6th most senior U.S. Representative and the 2nd most senior Republican Representative, as well as the 2nd most senior Republican in Congress as a whole...

 with Contempt of Congress
Contempt of Congress
Contempt of Congress is the act of obstructing the work of the United States Congress or one of its committees. Historically the bribery of a senator or representative was considered contempt of Congress...

which he withdrew, lacking the votes for passage.
The report, hearings, and contempt threat were described by Martin Lobel, an attorney involved in the dispute, as being driven by "oil company congressional lapdogs" bent on hounding oil industry enemies and derailing regulatory reform.
In 2003 the United States Department of Justice, under George W. Bush, filed a civil action against POGO and one of the employees, and moved for summary judgment
Summary judgment
In law, a summary judgment is a determination made by a court without a full trial. Such a judgment may be issued as to the merits of an entire case, or of specific issues in that case....

 for violation of 18 U.S.C. § 209(a) (Restriction on Supplementation of Salary). This was granted in 2004, appealed, reversed in 2006, and went to trial in 2008, where the jury found that a violation had occurred. The court imposed penalties of the original dollar amount on the employee and $120,000 on POGO, which submitted a sworn declaration that the organization will not issue any future settlement payments to Government employees.

On August 3, 2010, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed the District Court judge’s jury instructions which had prevented POGO from defending itself in the civil suit. The Court struck down the DOJ’s position that POGO’s intent was not relevant – a position that had prevented POGO from using the word “whistleblower” in its defense. Accordingly, the jury verdict was vacated by the Court.

The Art of Anonymous Activism

In 2002 the watchdog groups POGO, Government Accountability Project
Government Accountability Project
The Government Accountability Project is a leading United States whistleblower protection organization. Through litigating of whistleblower cases, publicizing concerns and developing legal reforms, GAP’s mission is to protect the public interest by promoting government and corporate accountability...

, and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, co-published the book The Art of Anonymous Activism: Serving the Public while Surviving Public Service. It is described as a "how-to guide" for government employees who wish to expose corruption or misconduct in their organization without endangering their careers.


Program areas include: Acquisition Reform, Faulty Aircraft Wiring, and Wasteful Defense Spending.

POGO investigates military weapons to expose improper influence by some defense contractors on Pentagon
The Pentagon
The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, located in Arlington County, Virginia. As a symbol of the U.S. military, "the Pentagon" is often used metonymically to refer to the Department of Defense rather than the building itself.Designed by the American architect...

 decision making. For example, POGO has claimed that members of the United States Congress
United States Congress
The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States, consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Congress meets in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C....

 ardently support weapons systems built or maintained in their districts, regardless of effectiveness or even Pentagon requests for these weapons. POGO believes that this behavior leads to misspending on military weapons programs, placing tax dollars and national defense
Defense (military)
Defense has several uses in the sphere of military application.Personal defense implies measures taken by individual soldiers in protecting themselves whether by use of protective materials such as armor, or field construction of trenches or a bunker, or by using weapons that prevent the enemy...

 at risk.

POGO has a history of investigating and actively opposing the production of weapons that it believes to be wasteful or inefficient. Weapon systems that POGO has investigated and opposed include the F/A-22 Fighter Aircraft, B-1
B-1 Lancer
The Rockwell B-1 LancerThe name "Lancer" is only applied to the B-1B version, after the program was revived. is a four-engine variable-sweep wing strategic bomber used by the United States Air Force...

 Bomber, Future Combat Systems
Future Combat Systems
Future Combat Systems was the United States Army's principal modernization program from 2003 to early 2009. Formally launched in 2003, FCS was envisioned to create new brigades equipped with new manned and unmanned vehicles linked by an unprecedented fast and flexible battlefield network...

, B-2 Bomber
B-2 Spirit
The Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit is an American heavy bomber with low observable stealth technology designed to penetrate dense anti-aircraft defenses and deploy both conventional and nuclear weapons. The bomber has a crew of two and can drop up to eighty -class JDAM GPS-guided bombs, or sixteen ...

, Growler (Internally Transportable Vehicle – ITV), Ballistic Missile Defense, Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft, Black Hawk Helicopter, Patriot Missile, C-17 Globemaster Airlifter, Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, C-130J Transport Aircraft, Stryker
The IAV Stryker is a family of eight-wheeled, 4-wheel-drive , armored fighting vehicles derived from the Canadian LAV III and produced by General Dynamics Land Systems, in use by the United States Army. The vehicle is named for two American servicemen who posthumously received the Medal of Honor:...

, Comanche Helicopter, V-22 Osprey
V-22 Osprey
The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is an American multi-mission, military, tiltrotor aircraft with both a vertical takeoff and landing , and short takeoff and landing capability...

 Tilt-Rotor Aircraft, and Crusader Howitzer. On the other hand, POGO has supported the production of the A-10 Warthog Aircraft for its relative effectiveness and inexpensiveness compared to what POGO considers more wasteful weapons.

Homeland security

Program areas include: Biodefense Security and Oversight, Nuclear Power Plant Security, Nuclear Weapons Complex Security, and Post 9/11 Security.

In 2006, POGO published a report detailing its investigation of the Y-12 National Security Complex
Y-12 National Security Complex
The Y-12 National Security Complex is a United States Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration facility located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, near the Oak Ridge National Laboratory...

 and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a multiprogram science and technology national laboratory managed for the United States Department of Energy by UT-Battelle. ORNL is the DOE's largest science and energy laboratory. ORNL is located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, near Knoxville...

 security complexes. The report claimed that the complexes were "at high risk, and [could] not meet the government's security standards." It also claimed that a terrorist with an improvised nuclear device
Improvised nuclear device
- Definition :Improvised Nuclear Devices or are theoretical illicit nuclear weapons bought, stolen, or otherwise originating from a nuclear state, or a weapon fabricated by a terrorist group from illegally obtained fissile nuclear weapons material that produces a nuclear explosion...

 at either site could kill more than 60,000 people in the area.

POGO has conducted numerous investigations into the Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory is a United States Department of Energy national laboratory, managed and operated by Los Alamos National Security , located in Los Alamos, New Mexico...

. LANL has been the subject of several controversies in the past, including employees charging personal expenses to government accounts, lost equipment or documents (including hundreds of computers containing classified information), and a memorandum to employees to "be careful what they say" to safety and security inspectors. Most recently, in 2009, 69 computers disappeared, although plant officials insisted that the computers did not contain the most highly classified information. 2009 also saw a scare in which 2.2 pounds of missing plutonium prompted a Department of Energy
United States Department of Energy
The United States Department of Energy is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government concerned with the United States' policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material...

 investigation into the plant. The investigation found that the "missing plutonium" was a result of miscalculation by LANL's statisticians and did not actually exist, but the investigation did lead to heavy criticism of the plant by the DOE for security flaws and weaknesses that the DOE claimed to have found.

Energy and natural resources

Program areas include: Bug Bombs and Insecticide Foggers
A fogger is any device that creates a fog, typically containing an insecticide for killing insects and other arthropods. Foggers are often used by consumers as a low cost alternative to professional pest control services. The number of foggers needed for pest control depends on the size of the...

, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Oversight,Moab and the NRC, and Oil and Gas Industry Fraud and Corruption.

In 1994, POGO released a report criticizing the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to require the aerosol industry to warn the public about their use of "bug bombs," or insecticide foggers, which are highly flammable and potentially dangerous to its users. By 1999, the EPA had passed a rule stating that insecticide foggers must be properly labeled to alert consumers to their dangers.

POGO investigated the Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service
Minerals Management Service
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement , formerly known as the Minerals Management Service , was an agency of the United States Department of the Interior that managed the nation's natural gas, oil and other mineral resources on the outer continental shelf...

, which manages natural resources on the nation's outer continental shelf
Outer Continental Shelf
The Outer Continental Shelf is a peculiarity of the political geography of the United States and is the part of the internationally recognized continental shelf of the United States which does not fall under the jurisdictions of the individual U.S...

. Their 2008 report documented corruption and mismanagement in the MMS's royalty-in-kind program, including inadequate royalty accounting and provision of sex, drugs, and other favors to MMS officials by oil company representatives in exchange for favorable business deals. Following this report and others by oversight groups including the Government Accountability Office
Government Accountability Office
The Government Accountability Office is the audit, evaluation, and investigative arm of the United States Congress. It is located in the legislative branch of the United States government.-History:...

, the royalty-in-kind program was terminated.

Contract oversight

Program areas include: Acquisition Reform (including consolidation effects, overpriced weapons, proposed "reforms", purchase cards, and share in savings), Federal Contractor Misconduct, Competition in Federal Contracting,Contractor Accountability, Contractor Sweetheart Deals (including the Boeing Tanker Lease), Iraq Reconstruction Contracts, Cost Accounting Standards, Katrina Contracting, Federal Grant Programs,Revolving Door: Politics of Contracting, (including conflict of interest and ethics resources),Faulty Aircraft Wiring, and Small Business.

POGO maintains a Federal Contractor Misconduct Database that lists the United States government's 100 biggest contractors, how much is spent on them per year, their instances of misconduct since 1995, and the total cost of their misconduct, according to POGO. Eventually, the federal government adopted a similar database through the 2009 National Defense Authorization Act
National Defense Authorization Act
The National Defense Authorization Act is the name of a United States federal law that has been enacted for each of the past 48 fiscal years to specify the budget and expenditures of the United States Department of Defense.-See also:...

. This provision was spearheaded by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and other senators and representatives.

In September 2009, POGO conducted an investigation into Armorgroup
ArmorGroup International is a British company providing private security. It was founded in 1981 and was listed on the London Stock Exchange until 6 June 2008 ....

, a private security contractor in charge of protecting the U.S. embassy in Kabul, and uncovered and released documents, photos, and videos depicting drunken behavior, nudity, and hazing among the guards. This led to the dismissal of several managers and eight guards, the resignation of an additional two guards, and ultimately the cancellation of the United States military's contract with Armorgroup.

Open government

Program areas include: Campaign Finance Disclosure and Reporting, False Claims Act, Freedom of Information Act - FOIA, Government Secrecy, and Protecting Whistleblowers. POGO also has a collection of documents concerning the Office of Special Counsel, the agency that is supposed to protect the federal government’s whistleblowers.

POGO, along with several other public interest groups, has been involved in the investigation and trial of Scott Bloch
Scott Bloch
Scott Bloch is a US attorney, former deputy director and counsel to the Department of Justice's Task Force for Faith-based and Community Initiatives, and former Special Counsel at the United States Office of Special Counsel...

, ex-head of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC). Bloch was accused by former OSC employees of ignoring and dismissing hundreds of whistleblower complaints, removing language guaranteeing protection against sexual orientation discrimination from OSC's website and official documents, and "relocating" several of his own employees who came forward with these allegations. When these accusations led to a Congressional Investigation of Bloch, Bloch allegedly hired a technology company, Geeks On Call, to conduct a 7-layer memory wipe of his computer and several other OSC laptops in order to hide key evidence from the investigators; Bloch initially claimed that he ordered this as protection against a virus that had infected his computer, but he later admitted he was trying to withhold information. Bloch ultimately resigned his position as head of the OSC, pled guilty to withholding information from Congress. , Bloch is awaiting sentencing.

Financial Sector Oversight

Program Areas include: Bailout Oversight, Financial Regulatory Reform, Stimulus Oversight, and State Stimulus Oversight.

POGO has pushed for stronger oversight of the financial bailout and stimulus package. In 2009, POGO helped uncover payments totaling approximately $1.2 billion dollars paid to at least 30 companies that had violated the law through the stimulus package. POGO also wrote letters to Congress calling for strong oversight of financial industry representatives that give the government advice on the bailout and stimulus packages, citing this as a potential conflict of interest that could lead to pro-industry policies that do not help the taxpayer.

In 2009, POGO sent a letter to Congress criticizing the Securities and Exchange Commission for failing to implement more than half of the recommendations made to it by its Inspector General According to POGO, in the past 2 years, the SEC had taken no action on 27 out of 52 recommended reforms suggested in Inspector General reports, and still had a "pending" status on 197 of the 312 recommendations made in audit reports. Some of these recommendations included imposing disciplinary action on SEC employees who receive improper gifts or other favors from financial companies and investigating and reporting the causes of the failures to detect the Madoff ponzi scheme.

POGO made several recommendations that were ultimately included in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, including promoting stronger whistleblower protections and rewards for financial industry employees, giving the Government Accountability Office the power to audit the Federal Reserve, creating a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and giving Inspector Generals more independence.


May 20, 2010: Contract Spending: Escaping the Dark Ages

April 8, 2009: Transforming the U.S. Strategic Posture and Weapons Complex for Transition to a Nuclear Weapons-Free World

March 20, 2009: Inspectors General: Accountability is a Balancing Act

February 27, 2009: Easy Money: Top Five Recommendations for Increasing Revenue and Cutting Costs

February 18, 2009: The FDA's Deadly Gamble with the Safety of Medical Devices

November 25, 2008: Breaking the Sound Barrier: Experiences of Air Marshals Confirm Need for Reform at the OSC

October 16, 2008: POGO's Recommended Good Government Reforms for Presidential Transition Teams

September 18, 2008: Drilling the Taxpayer: Department of Interior's Royalty-In-Kind Program

June 19, 2008: Getting Byrned by Justice: Favoritism in the Department of Justice Byrne Discretionary Grant Program

March 17, 2008: U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex: Livermore Homes and Plutonium Make Bad Neighbors

March 6, 2008: Pandemic Flu: Lack of Leadership and Disclosure Plague Vaccine Program

February 26, 2008: Inspectors General: Many Lack Essential Tools for Independence

November 13, 2007: Rescue At Risk: Crucial Helicopter Requirement Weakened

October 16, 2006: U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex: Y-12 and Oak Ridge National Laboratory at High Risk

August 28, 2006: Federal Contracting: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina

July 25, 2006: Preying On The Taxpayer: The F-22A Raptor

March 31, 2006: The Politics of Contracting: Bajagua's No-Bid Deal


May 19, 2005: U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex: Homeland Security Opportunities

April 28, 2005: Homeland and National Security Whistleblower Protections: The Unfinished Agenda

March 15, 2005: Taxpayers Carry The Load: The C-130J Cargo Plane Does Not

June 29, 2004: The Politics of Contracting

March 11, 2004: Federal Contracting and Iraq Reconstruction

February 10, 2003: Congressional Research Service Products: Taxpayers Should Have Easy Access

September 12, 2002: Nuclear Power Plant Security: Voices from Inside the Fences

July 16, 2002: Big Dreams Still Need Oversight: Missile Defense Testing and Accountability are Being Circumvented

May 10, 2002: Federal Contractor Misconduct: Failures of the Suspension and Debarment System

May 7, 2002: Fill 'Er Up: Back-Door Deal For Boeing Will Leave The Taxpayer on Empty

March 11, 2002: Pick Pocketing the Taxpayer: The Insidious Effects of Acquisition Reform

October 1, 2001: U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex: Security At Risk

August 2, 2001: Is the Air Force Spending Itself Into Unilateral Disarmament?

March 28, 2001: At The Federal Election Commission Things Don't Add Up

March 19, 2001: Heavy Lifting for Boeing: Sweetheart Deal Helps Defense Contractor and Hurts Taxpayers

January 2, 2001: Will We Ever Fly Before We Buy? F-22: Doesn't Meet Basic Testing Criteria


August 10, 2000: F-22: Fact or Fiction?

September 1, 1999: Defense Waste & Fraud Camouflaged As Reinventing Government

March 23, 1999: NRC Sells Environment Down the River: Radiation Flows Unchecked into the Colorado River

May 11, 1998: Tripwired?: Document Trail of Faulty Airplane Wiring Demonstrates Need For Comprehensive Review

April 27, 1998: Addicted to Fraud? Health Care Industriy Forced to Return Nearly $2 Billion to Taxpayers Under the False Claims Act

March 5, 1998: Re-Establishing Institutional Integrity at the FEC: Ten Common Sense Campaign Finance Disclosure Reforms

March 1, 1998: More Brass, More Bucks, Officer Inflation in Today's Military

January 1, 1997: Defense and Health Care Industries: Rather Than Clean Up Their Act, They Attack the Act

January 1, 1997: Drilling For the Truth: More Information Surfaces On Unpaid Oil Royalties

September 1, 1996: Who the Hell is Regulating Who? The NRC's Abdication of Responsibility

March 1, 1996: With A Wink And A Nod: How the Oil Industry and the Department of Interior Are Cheating the American Public and California School Children

January 1, 1996: Wait! There Is More Money to Collect...Unpaid Oil Royalties Across the Nation


February 1, 1995: No Light At the End Of This Tunnel: Boston's Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel Project

January 1, 1995: Department of Interior Looks the Other Way: The Government's Slick Deal for the Oil Industry

August 1, 1994: Children's Ears & Antibiotics: Gold Mine For Pharmaceutical Companies, Land Mine for Children

May 1, 1994: Aerosols Give Business and Public Big Boom: Where is the Protection in the EPA?

January 1, 1994: Survey of Defense Contractor Signatories of the "Position Paper: Reform of the Federal Civil False Claims Act

June 29, 1993: POGO letter to DOE Secretary Hazel O'Leary concerning recent visit by DOE IG

June 22, 1993: Released draft audit report by Department of Energy
United States Department of Energy
The United States Department of Energy is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government concerned with the United States' policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material...

 Inspector General on Superconducting Super Collider
Superconducting Super Collider
The Superconducting Super Collider was a particle accelerator complex under construction in the vicinity of Waxahachie, Texas that was set to be world's largest and most energetic, surpassing the current record held by the Large Hadron Collider. Its planned ring circumference was with an energy...

 costs and management.

June 7, 1993: POGO letter to President Clinton regarding cost over runs of Superconducting Super Collider

January 1, 1993: The Superconducting Super Collider's Super Excesses

July 1, 1992: High Tech Weapons In Desert Storm: Hype or Reality?

November 1, 1991: Cleaning Up Nuclear Waste: Why Is DOE Five Years Behind and Billions Over Budget?

January 1, 1990: The Army's M1 Tank: Has It Lived Up To Expectations?

See also

  • Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting
    Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting
    The Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting is an award for journalists administered by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University. The program was launched in 1991, with the goal of exposing examples of poor government, and encouraging good...

  • Center for Public Integrity
    Center for Public Integrity
    The Center for Public Integrity is a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing original, responsible investigative journalism on issues of public concern. The Center is non-partisan and non-advocacy and committed to transparent and comprehensive reporting both in the United States and around...

  • OMB Watch
    OMB Watch
    OMB Watch is a 501 nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. OMB Watch was formed by Gary Bass in 1983 to lift the veil of secrecy shrouding the White House Office of Management and Budget...

  • Center for Democracy and Technology
    Center for Democracy and Technology
    The Center for Democracy & Technology is a Washington, D.C. based 501 non-profit public-interest group that works to promote an open, innovative and free Internet....

  • Sunlight Foundation
    Sunlight Foundation
    The Sunlight Foundation is a 501 educational organization founded in April 2006 with the goal of increasing transparency and accountability in the United States government....

  • Taxpayers for Common Sense
    Taxpayers for Common Sense
    Taxpayers for Common Sense is a nonpartisan federal budget watchdog organization based in Washington, D.C. in the United States. TCS is a 501 non-profit organization; its 501 affiliate is Taxpayers for Common Sense Action . The current president of TCS is Ryan Alexander...

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