NQR’s Sense on Cents with Larry Doyle Welcomes POGO’s Michael Smallberg
Posted by Larry Doyle on February 14, 2010 6:07 PM |
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Where can we find people who will pursue the truth, transparency and integrity our country so badly needs and for which our citizens are screaming? All too often our political leaders in Washington charged with pursuing these goals and protecting our interests are uninformed, misinformed, or a combination of the two.
The dollars paid by lobbyists serve to stifle these pursuits. The media is often beholden to industry more than to the American public.
Where can one go to find a determined pursuit of these aformentioned virtues? You have come to the right place as tonight at 8pm NQR’s Sense on Cents with Larry Doyle Welcomes Michael Smallberg from the Project on Government Oversight. What do we know about POGO?
The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is an independent nonprofit that investigates and exposes corruption and other misconduct in order to achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government. Founded in 1981, POGO (which was then known as Project on Military Procurement) originally worked to expose outrageously overpriced military spending on items such as a $7,600 coffee maker and a $436 hammer. In 1990, after many successes reforming military spending, including a Pentagon spending freeze at the height of the Cold War, POGO decided to expand its mandate and investigate waste, fraud, and abuse throughout the federal government.
Throughout its history, POGO’s work has been applauded by Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, federal workers and whistleblowers, other nonprofits, and the media.
Specifically in regard to Michael Smallberg, we learn: