Watchdog adds two investigators

The nonprofit Project on Government Oversight (POGO) announced the hiring of two new investigators on Tuesday.

Nick Schwellenbach has rejoined POGO for a second stint as director of investigations, where he will oversee probes into government corruption and waste. He was previously a staff writer at the Center of Public Integrity, covering congressional ethics and defense spending.

From 2004 to 2008 Schwellenbach was an investigator at POGO. He earned a B.A. in history from University of Texas-Austin and a master's in journalism and public affairs from American University.

Paul Thacker joins POGO as an investigator after spending three years working for the Senate Finance Committee under Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), where he focused on healthcare oversight. He also spent several years as an investigative journalist, and earned a B.S. in biology from University of California-Davis.