Shanna Devine, June 29, 2015
GAP and other leading members of the Make It Safe Coalition are applauding a recent policy by the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General (OIG) to post investigative summaries publically onto its website, an action that the coalition has advocated for over the years.
Staff, June 29, 2015
It’s been a few weeks since issues of mass surveillance have been at the center of discussion in the judiciary and legislature; here is a round up of some major news and events that have come to light in the mean time.
Bea Edwards, June 26, 2015
Bea Edwards, June 25, 2015
The Government Accountability Project (GAP), which represents two staff members (one current and one former) at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is concerned about the handling of allegations of child sex abuse by non-UN peacekeeping troops.
Staff, June 19, 2015
“There has…been a shift in public opinion, as evidenced by a new ACLU-sponsored poll showing that almost two thirds of American voters want Congress to curtail the NSA’s mass surveillance powers. The survey showed that majorities in both parties oppose renewing the old Patriot Act.
Monumental as those congressional and public opinion shifts are, though, far fewer changes are evident in the government’s executive branch.”
Staff, June 17, 2015
“About a year ago the nation was stunned by reports of Veterans Administration scandals involving manipulation of records, long waiting lists, and, allegedly, the death of many veterans because of long waiting periods for treatment… A year has passed and little has changed.”
OPINION: VA scandals aren’t going away
Beatrice Edwards, June 16, 2015
Staff, June 12, 2015
“The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs heard testimony from whistleblowers and advocates Thursday in a “first step” toward increased implementation of the law and protection for those who call out corruption and abuse in government, said Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis.”
“Tom Devine, GAP’s Legal Director, said “the whistleblower protection law was a great first step but there was more work to be done…"