Skip to Main Content
Project on Government Oversight
  • POGO RSS Feed POGO Blog
  • Current Work
  • In the News

September 18, 2014

Millions Wasted on Communication Towers in Afghanistan

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction reports wasteful spending by the Department of State on underused communication towers across Afghanistan.

September 16, 2014

USIS Loses Federal Background Check Business

The Office of Personnel Management bids adieu to background check contractor USIS.

September 15, 2014

SIGAR Tells Fellow Watchdogs to Shout from the Rooftops

All too often, federal watchdogs find alarming evidence of government malfeasance, only to bury their findings in reports that are dense, hidden, or redacted. Thankfully, at least one Inspector General recognizes the value of publicity, and is urging other watchdogs to change their tune.

September 11, 2014

Hey Big Spender: Spend Our Money More Ethically

A new report discusses how federal contracting practices can effect positive change when it comes to human rights throughout the world.

September 9, 2014

Federal Spending Watchdog Pulls the Plug on DUNS

As of October 1, you will no longer be able to track the billions of dollars spent on the economic stimulus and the Hurricane Sandy recovery effort.

September 16, 2014

Congress Must Debate and Decide Whether to Authorize the Continued Use of Military Force Against ISIL

Statement of Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project On Government Oversight - President Obama’s plan to destroy the Islamic State militant organization, also known as ISIL, puts the United States on the brink of another war.

September 16, 2014

Groups Call for Public Disclosure of the Legal Rationale for US Force Against ISIS

OpenTheGovernment.org urges you to press for public disclosure of all Office of Legal Counsel memoranda and other legal opinions setting forth the legal rationale for the United States to use military force against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Congress cannot meaningfully exercise its Constitutional power to authorize force if the Executive uses secret legal opinions to extend past authorizations in ways that Congress never anticipated or intended.

September 5, 2014

POGO Joins Groups in Urging Quick Passage of USA FREEDOM Act

POGO joined others to urge the Senate to quickly pass the USA FREEDOM Act (S. 2685) without adding new data retention requirements, and without further consideration of the gravely concerning Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 (CISA, S. 2588).

September 2, 2014

POGO Joins Group Letter to Voice Concerns over EO 12333

The Project On Government Oversight joined Member of Congress and numerous organizations in expressing concern about the U.S. government’s surveillance activities conducted under the authority of Executive Order 12333.

August 14, 2014

Public Interest Groups Call for CIA Director to Resign

A coalition of public interest groups called for CIA Director John Brennan’s resignation Tuesday, citing abuses of power that include obstructing and spying on a Senate committee that was looking into the agency’s use of torture.

August 19, 2014

US Army general accused -- again -- of obstructing probe of grisly Afghan hospital

Fox News; Politics | Barnini Chakraborty

August 15, 2014

White House reverses policy on lobbyists

FSRNl; Free Speech Radio News | Ashley Westerman

August 13, 2014

IG: Former DARPA head promoted own company, violating rules

Navy Times | Andrew Tilghman

August 10, 2014

What Obama’s new executive order means for federal contractors

The Washington Post | Amrita Jayakumar

Straus Military Reform Project


Read the latest analysis of defense issues

Announcing VAOversight.org