Project on Government Oversight

For The Energy And Natural Resources Investigations Project

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    26 Months
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About the Grantee
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for general operating support  
The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that investigates and exposes government waste, corruption,and abuse of power. It champions reforms to achieve a more effective, ethical, and accountable federal government that safeguards constitutional principles.This grant will support POGO’s general operating functions which include its bipartisan Congressional Oversight Initiative. The Initiative educates congressional staff how to plan and carry out more effective oversight activities. POGO works not only to expose problems, but also to identify solutions and to see those reforms implemented.
for support of the Truth in Public Comments project  
The Program on Government Oversight (POGO) and Startup Policy Lab (SPL) will launch the Truth in Public Comment (TiPC) Project to examine possible cyber manipulation of public comment processes at three federal agencies.The inability to detect the use of bots and cyber-attacks threatens the public comment process and Congressional oversight of federal programs. Policymakers may reach inaccurate conclusions about public opinion or discount public comments because of uncertainty over authenticity of submissions; and, citizens may cease to participate in the rule-making process because of lost trust.TiPC develops tools to detect fraudulent comments more systematically, while still encouraging citizens to submit public comments.

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