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Know Your Rights: Big Tech Whistleblowers

Know Your Rights: Big Tech Whistleblowers On October 5, a former Facebook employee, Frances Haugen, testified before Congress about her experience working for the tech behemoth, as well as the tens of thousands of pages of internal research and documents she released. Among her claims was the evidence that [...]

October 12th, 2021|Categories: Big Tech, Blog, Whistleblower Rights|

Notes From Underground: A Spill of Opportunity

Notes From Underground: A Spill of Opportunity By Adam Arnold Inevitability Returns to Southern California  A pipeline rupture off the coast of Southern California was detected on the evening of Friday, October 1 and led to over 100,000 gallons of oil being released into the environment before owner Amplify Energy closed off the pipeline the next day.  The [...]

October 8th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Environment, Pipeline|

“If There is Not a Change, There is Not Going to be a Change”: Dawn Wooten’s Impact, One Year Later

“If There is Not a Change, There is Not Going to be a Change”   Dawn Wooten’s Impact, One Year Later  At this time last year, over 270 thousand new cases of COVID-19 were recorded, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the first woman to lay in state at the U.S. Capitol, and devastating wildfires out west [...]

September 17th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Federal Whistleblowers, ICE Detention, Immigration, Public Health|

We Must Repair and Restore Scientific Integrity in Government: Our Recommendations to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

We Must Repair and Restore Scientific Integrity in Government: Our Recommendations to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy By Anne Polansky Government Accountability Project recently prepared a set of recommendations for policies strengthening existing scientific integrity policies and submitted them to the newly created Scientific Integrity [...]

August 11th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Climate Science & Policy Watch|

Making an Impact While Supporting Whistleblowers: Five Tips for Public Interest Organizations

Making an Impact While Supporting Whistleblowers: Five Tips for Public Interest Organizations On the surface, the goals of public interest organizations and whistleblowers seem to align. However, a deeper dive reveals that unless advocates understand the complexities of blowing the whistle, the combination is filled with ways to go [...]

July 14th, 2021|Categories: Activism, Blog|

Well-Known Hollywood Producer Leaves Legacy to Government Accountability Project

Well-Known Hollywood Producer Leaves Legacy to Government Accountability Project On June 26, 2020, popular long-time Hollywood producer Stuart Cornfeld sadly lost his struggle with cancer. He left a significant mark on Hollywood with a score of films that ranged from horror to comedy. His most successful creations were comedies [...]

May 5th, 2021|Categories: Accountability, Blog, Whistleblowers|

Women Whistleblowers in the Trump Era: A Celebration of Women Who Refused to Be Silenced (Part 2)

Women Whistleblowers in the Trump Era: A Celebration of Women Who Refused to Be Silenced (Part 2) By Sarah Hubbard Government Accountability Project is recognizing Women’s History Month by spotlighting women whistleblowers who have made a difference. Read part one of this series here. Dawn Wooten In [...]

March 31st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Immigration, National Security, VOA Whistleblowers|

To Promote Accountability, Support Whistleblowers

To Promote Accountability, Support Whistleblowers Whistleblowers are one of the most effective catalysts of accountability. Truths about wrongdoing and illegality exposed by employees of conscience act as a check against powerful individuals and institutions. Time and time again, whistleblower stories serve as a case study for why policies should encourage [...]

March 29th, 2021|Categories: Blog, US Government, Whistleblower Rights|

Women Whistleblowers in the Trump Era: A Celebration of Women Who Refused to Be Silenced (Part 1)

Women Whistleblowers in the Trump Era: A Celebration of Women Who Refused to Be Silenced (Part 1) By Sarah Hubbard In celebration of Women’s History Month every March, our nation honors women who have made great contributions to American history. Government Accountability Project celebrates a sometimes overlooked group of women [...]

March 26th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Climate Science, Food Integrity, Immigration|

Notes from Underground: The Frack Dance

Notes from Underground: The Frack Dance This blog, along with our previous post regarding pipelines, provides an impression of key topics at the intersection of environmental protection and accountability at the start of the Biden administration. The new United States administration has already shown an inclination to go beyond merely [...]

March 1st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Environment, Energy, and Climate Change, Pipeline|

Notes from Underground: A New Landscape

Notes from Underground: A New Landscape The change of US administration is set to significantly impact federal environmental policy as well as government transparency, both of which were particularly problematic during the Trump administration. This post provides a view of the state of affairs for pipelines under the Biden [...]

February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Blog, Environment, Energy, and Climate Change, Pipeline|

Democracy Won. Now Whistleblowers Will be Critical to Maintaining Good Government.

Democracy Won. Now Whistleblowers Will be Critical to Maintaining Good Government. During the Trump presidency, whistleblowers took center stage. Brave individuals stood up against the administration’s wrongdoing – sometimes at great professional and personal cost – for what was right. While this should have been celebrated, whistleblowers were repeatedly [...]

January 21st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Whistleblower Rights|

Why Congress urgently needs to pass federal legislation to protect students and faculty from whistleblower retaliation

Why Congress urgently needs to pass federal legislation to protect students and faculty from whistleblower retaliation  When schools opened across the U.S. amidst the ongoing pandemic, students and public school employees blew the whistle on life-threatening public health and safety practices that violated CDC regulations. In several cases this was met with retaliation. Some school employees and students have [...]

Government Accountability Announces Recipients of the Jane E. Rosen Fund to Support Women Fighting for Scientific Integrity

Government Accountability Announces Recipients of the Jane E. Rosen Fund to Support Women Fighting for Scientific Integrity Last year, Government Accountability Project launched the Jane E. Rosen Fund, which was established to continue Dr. Rosen’s pursuit of justice and truth after her passing in October of 2019. The fund is [...]

December 16th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Investigations, National Security, Scientific Integrity|

“And Then There Were None:” How the suppression of truth-tellers heightens the validity of their work

“And Then There Were None:” How the suppression of truth-tellers heightens the validity of their work By Abby Schneekloth On the morning of December 7, 2020, former COVID-19 data scientist Rebekah Jones found her home raided by ten armed Florida police officers. The justification for this search came from a [...]

A History of Standing Up for Democracy

A History of Standing Up for Democracy Government Accountability Project was co-founded more than 40 years ago by Louis Clark as a place for whistleblowers—individuals who choose to disclose information about serious abuses that violate public trust—to come for support and protection. Whistleblowers often serve as sources of inspiration [...]

October 29th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Democracy Protection Initiative|

How Pennsylvania Can Win the Battle Against COVID-19 Fraud

How Pennsylvania Can Win the Battle Against COVID-19 Fraud  By Edward Baker and Jack Kolar  Legislation is now before the Pennsylvania Senate that, if signed into law, would protect COVID-19 stimulus funds, as well as other state programs, from fraud. As former federal prosecutors and current whistleblower attorneys, we strongly urge all Pennsylvanians to support enactment of the Commonwealth Fraud Prevention Act (CFPA). While the COVID-19 pandemic continues and government resources become increasingly precious, this bipartisan legislation will form [...]

September 11th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Coronavirus Whistleblowers, COVID19|

Notes from Underground: The Pipeline Pipeline (Part 2)

Notes from Underground: The Pipeline Pipeline (Part 2)  This series assesses the current state of the pipeline industry, with consideration of future prospects for pipeline development and the potential downsides they represent. Part 1 provided an overview of the role of public opinion in the development of infrastructure projects. Part 2 will [...]