What Others Have Said About POGOTweet
"Charity Navigator (www.CharityNavigator.org) salutes your charitable efforts. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that your organization excels, as compared to other charities in America, in successfully managing the finances of your organization in an efficient and effective manner."
In-depth piece on POGO in the Spring 2010 edition of Carnegie Results, a Carnegie Corporation publication.
"Few organizations in Washington or beyond are half as effective as POGO at reminding the government's most dangerous, power-mongering scofflaws that they ultimately report to us, the citizens."
- Beth Schulman, Independent Consultant
"I don't have the same perspective he (Rep. Waxman) does on these issues, but I think his perspective and that of the Project on Government Oversight are important perspectives when you're writing laws. They ought to be at the table and included in those conversations."
- Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA)
The Scherman Foundation is proud to have supported POGO for almost 25 years. I n all this time, POGO has never wavered in its commitment to holding the government accountable to its real boss: the American people. I can't wait to see what the next twenty-five years will bring.
- Sandra Silverman, President, Scherman Foundation
The efforts of the Project On Government Oversight to shed light on the use--and misuse--of taxpayer money has been invaluable in helping to make government more accountable to the people that it serves. I commend POGO for its continued efforts to promote efficiency and transparency in the federal government.
- Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ)
"Being an lifelong activist I can only afford to contribute to a select group of non-profit organizations across the country--VERY few inside the Beltway. POGO consistently makes the cut because they consistently deliver an outstanding level of results and aren't intimidated by any of the "big boys" - political or corporate. I will continue todonate to these fine folks, as their work is critical to salvaging the Republic."
- Craig Williams, Director, Chemical Weapons Working Group and Goldman Environmental Prize Winner for North America 2006
"As a young non-profit, IAVA was blessed to have the mentorship and guidance of POGO, an exceptional organization that is filled with talented and dedicated people. As our troops battle for America overseas, it is good to know POGO is battling for America back home."
- Paul Rieckhoff, Executive Director and Founder, Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America
"She stomped on toes...Government contractors don't like Brian—and that is hardly a surprise. Through her POGO program, Brian employs a take-no-prisoners approach to exposing fraud and corruption among government contractors. This includes maintaining the Federal Contractor Misconduct Database and writing letters to contractors demanding information on how they addressed alleged corruption issues. Contractors try to ignore Brian, but considering her media savvy, it's increasingly difficult for them to do so."
- Ethisphere Magazine, from its list of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics
"The Project On Government Oversight is critically important. By shining a spotlight on government waste, inefficiency, mismanagement, and malfeasance, POGO works to keep government honest. It is no exaggeration to say that its work is never done, and it is needed now more than ever."
- Clark Kent Ervin, Former Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security
"What Investigative Reporters and Editors members like best about POGO is that its only agenda is to expose corruption regardless of ideological slant or party affiliation."
- James V. Grimaldi, Pulitzer Prize recipient and President of the Board of Directors, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.
"POGO makes an authoritative and compelling case that, in order to secure its nuclear weapons materials, the Department of Energy must consolidate these materials in a smaller number of defensible facilities. It has also been remarkably effective in educating the key Congressional committees on this subject and, through them, the leadership of the Department of Energy."
- Frank von Hippel, professor, Princeton University
"POGO is just the kind of watchdog you want keeping an eye on government and politicians—alert, persistent, scrappy, and effective."
- Sheila Krumholz, Executive Director, Center for Responsive Politics
"POGO has been a vital source of information for those of us who are demanding fiscal responsibility in government. I commend their ability to work in a non-partisan way to fight waste and uncover the truth."
- Representative Mike Castle (R-DE)