The Project On Government Oversight is a non-partisan watchdog group that had some impact in Washington this year.

As Marthena Cowart, their Director of Communication, explained to me today on WHAS/Louisville, they were part of finally killing the F-22, an outrageously expensive airplane that couldn’t fly in bad weather but cost taxpayers billions of dollars. POGO fought against other political pork and for more transparency in government, too, and they shone their spotlight on the raunchy activity by private contractors at the US Embassy in Kabul and made a lot of people aware of how much outsourcing is being done in these wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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