Break-in at Project on Government Oversight, DC whistle-blower

Break-in Reported at Project on Government Oversight
By Jeff Stein
Filed: 2/21/14 at 6:16 PM | Updated: 2/22/14 at 12:13 PM

It’s probably nothing, but the office of a major Washington, DC national security whistleblowers organization was broken into last week.

The intruder or intruders left dozens of computers and other valuable office equipment untouched but jimmied open a file cabinet at the Project on Government Oversight, a private organization that has conducted several sensitive investigations in recent months, including a critical report on a controversial Pentagon leak investigation.

The Washington Metropolitan District Police report on the Feb. 11-12 overnight incident listed its probable cause as “occupation,” which means that it was “related to the kind of business” POGO conducts, not ordinary theft, an MPD spokeswoman told Newsweek.

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