About POGO

Christine Ostrosky

Christine Ostrosky

Communications Associate

costrosky@pogo.org |

Year Started at POGO: 2017

Christine Ostrosky is POGO’s Communications Associate, handling internal and external communications, press contacts, and news monitoring. She helps to develop and implement communications strategy and find new ways to include POGO’s expertise in discussions on government effectiveness and accountability.

Christine began her time with POGO as a summer intern, and has held multiple other internships in communications and research, including at Voice of America and the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR). She has experience with social media, web design, radio production, and writing on complex policy issues worldwide. In 2017, she earned her bachelor’s degrees from Miami University (Ohio) in Political Science and International Studies, focusing on the Middle East.

The Difference Between Law and Justice

May 29, 2018

On May 13, POGO Board Member and former Member of Congress Mickey Edwards addressed the graduating class of the Oklahoma City University School of Law, encouraging the graduates to evaluate just and unjust laws with compassion.

13 Scary Things for Friday the 13th

October 13, 2017

A list of the 13 scariest things POGO has shed light on and is working to change.

IG Calls for Detailed Reporting on Medical Device Failures

October 10, 2017

A new report from a federal watchdog calls on the government to require hospitals to provide more detailed reporting on medical device problems to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Better reporting could help the government identify malfunctioning devices more quickly to save lives and help affected patients get more timely follow-up care, as well as to reduce both out-of-pocket costs to patients and Medicare spending.

POGO and Brennan Center Call for Concurrent Investigations

August 15, 2017

A joint op-ed in The Hill Understanding the Anti-Lobbying Laws by the Project On Government Oversight and the Brennan Center calls on Congress to investigate concurrently with the Department of Justice.

Levin Center Releases Video Tutorials on Conducting Oversight

July 31, 2017

The Levin Center at Wayne Law released a series of videos on how to conduct Congressional oversight investigations.

Congressional Caucuses Demand Transparency from ICE

July 17, 2017

The leaders of several Congressional caucuses delivered a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement on July 11 demanding data on the nation’s detention centers.

Proposed DHS Budget Priorities Leave Accountability Behind

June 21, 2017

The proposed DHS budget emphasizes southern border control at the cost of security for the rest of the nation.

Limits Placed on Congressional Oversight

June 16, 2017

A new memo released by the executive branch’s Office of Legal Counsel attempts to establish a more restrictive policy regarding federal agencies responses to Congressional oversight inquiries. POGO, Members of Congress, and others are strongly criticizing this executive overreach.