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Weekly Spotlight: Census Gets an Upgrade

Weekly Spotlight: Census Gets an Upgrade

Under a new directive from the Office of Management and Budget, the Census Bureau is going to implement new answers to the question about race and ethnicity.

March 30, 2024

Weekly Spotlight: More Trouble with the Social Security Watchdog

Weekly Spotlight: More Trouble with the Social Security Watchdog

The saga of trouble at the Social Security Administration’s chief watchdog continues: Inspector General Gail Ennis and her office are back in the news after the release of a preliminary investigation that raised concerns about the office’s past failures.

March 23, 2024

Weekly Spotlight: Closing out Sunshine Week

Weekly Spotlight: Closing out Sunshine Week

This week, POGO commemorated Sunshine Week by shedding light on the shameful lack of transparency around deaths in law enforcement custody — a crisis that no one, not even the government, knows the full scope of.

March 16, 2024

Weekly Spotlight: A Visit to the Border

Weekly Spotlight: A Visit to the Border

All eyes were on Texas this week with both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump making coinciding visits to the U.S.-Mexico border to deliver pitches on their plans to increase border security, days after a Gallup poll revealed immigration to be Americans’ most pressing concern.

March 02, 2024

  • Alerts and Updates

    Get updates about POGO’s mission, our work, our organization, and ways to join our community of watchdogs and be a part of the work right now.

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  • The Bridge

    The inner workings of our government can seem hard to follow. That’s why POGO created The Bridge: It offers a way into oversight, one topic — and one easy-to-read newsletter — at a time.

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  • The Bunker

    Both pro-troop and pro-taxpayer, The Bunker offers military intelligence for the rest of us. POGO’s Mark Thompson breaks down what you need to know about all things Department of Defense.

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  • The Paper Trail

    Easy to click and easy to follow, The Paper Trail is a curated collection of the government news you need to know.

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