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Project on Government Oversight

POGO 2004 Accomplishments

The following are just a few examples of POGO's accomplishments in 2004:


  • For the third year in a row, POGO helps defeat industry-driven efforts to gut taxpayer protections in government contracting.

  • The government expands the kinds of misconduct that can result in companies being suspended or debarred from government contracts as POGO had recommended.

  • The Pentagon improves reporting for government officials going through the "revolving door" to work for contractors as POGO had recommended.


  • Boeing officials plead guilty to conspiracy for violating conflict of interest and ethics laws in relation to the Boeing tanker leasing deal scandal which POGO helped to expose.

  • Army cancels wasteful Comanche Helicopter Program as POGO had recommended, saving billions.


  • Department of Energy Secretary announces increased security standards for nuclear materials based on POGO's recommendations.

  • NORAD confirms POGO's investigative finding that, five months prior to 9/11, the Pentagon rejected anti-terrorism training scenarios involving hijacked commercial jets hitting the Pentagon. 

  • Department of Homeland Security stops millions in grants to big oil companies.


  • POGO prevails over Nuclear Regulatory Commission attempts to silence criticism of nuclear power plant security.

  • POGO sues Attorney General Ashcroft for illegally retroactively classifying information in order to hide FBI failures.