Blog2020-06-08T16:31:40-04:00

Captain Crozier’s Whistleblowing: Unanswered Questions and the Need for Reform 

Captain Crozier's Whistleblowing: Unanswered Questions and the Need for Reform  By Tom Devine             The Military Whistleblower Protection Act is flunking the COVID 19 pandemic. Recently, some commentators have asserted that the Navy’s removal of Captain Crozier’s command violated that law. As one who actively participated in drafting all four [...]

COVID-19: The Largest Attack on Whistleblowers in the World

COVID-19: The Largest Attack on Whistleblowers in the World By Samantha Feinstein The novel coronavirus has put whistleblower protection laws to the test. As the global community is counting each case of COVID-19 on a daily basis and seeing case numbers rise, the 45 whistleblower protection groups who make up [...]

Social Distancing in Detention: An Inherent Paradox that Threatens Lives, for Detainees and the Public

Social Distancing in Detention: An Inherent Paradox that Threatens Lives, for Detainees and the Public By Emma Lyons Government Accountability Project has long represented federal whistleblowers who drew attention to threats to immigrant health and safety under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” and “Remain in Mexico” policies. Even under normal [...]

What We Still Haven’t Learned Since the 1918 Pandemic

What We Still Haven’t Learned Since the 1918 Pandemic By Katrina Meyer In recent weeks, a number of people have made comparisons between the current COVID-19 pandemic and the Spanish flu outbreak of 1918. While the degree to which these deadly disease outbreaks mirror each other is difficult to determine [...]

March 20th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Whistleblowers, US Army, US Government|

Epidemics and Chilling Effects: A Dangerous Combination

Epidemics and Chilling Effects: A Dangerous Combination Barriers to Free Speech at Work, in China and At Home  By Gabrielle Simeck Following the detection of a mysterious pneumonia-like disease in Wuhan, China, disinformation, public confusion, and political censorship all intersected to create a dangerous public health crisis.  One whistleblower story [...]

February 28th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Whistleblowers, Whistleblower Rights|

Government Accountability Project Staffers Sign On to DOJ Letter

Government Accountability Project Staffers Sign On to DOJ Letter 2,500+ Signatures Strong, Letter Calls for Barr’s Resignation By Emma Lyons More than 2,500 former Department of Justice (DOJ) officials have signed an open letter published Sunday calling on Attorney General William Barr to resign. This follows numerous reports of Mr. [...]

February 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Intelligence Whistleblowing, Judicial Inteference, National Security|

In Remembrance of Judge Nahum Litt

The Honorable Nahum "Naami" Litt (1935-2019) Government Accountability Project is saddened to announce the passing of the Honorable Naami Litt. A pioneer for corporate whistleblowers' free speech rights, Chief Judge Litt leaves a unique legacy that will make a difference for countless Americans. Officially high in the federal government's power [...]

December 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|

Senate Bill to Overhaul Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

Senate Bill to Overhaul Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations On December 12, 2019, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the “Farm System Reform Act,” a sweeping piece of legislation designed to address the worst ills of factory farms, also known as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). The Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) is [...]

December 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Food Integrity|

Fast Facts on Legal Accountability for Outing the Anonymous Whistleblower

Fast Facts on Legal Accountability for Outing the Anonymous Whistleblower By Tom Devine, Legal Director Donald Trump, Jr. and others’ enthusiastic efforts to expose the anonymous impeachment whistleblowers are felonies under relevant whistleblower laws, and the President has liability for launching their campaign through his own demands. While commentators are [...]

Tom Devine Accepts Award on Behalf of Whistleblowers

Tom Devine Accepts Award on Behalf of Whistleblowers The Coalition for Integrity presented their annual awards on October 30 to recognize individuals and groups for their work on transparency and commitment to anti-corruption. An award was presented to Government Accountability Project’s Legal Director Tom Devine, which he accepted on behalf [...]

November 6th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|

Guest Blog: Whistleblower Case Exposes Gaps in Federal Protections

Whistleblower Case Exposes Gaps in Federal Protections By Shanna Devine, former Government Accountability Project investigator and current worker health and safety advocate at Public Citizen. A whistleblower’s disclosure that President Donald Trump abused his power to “solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election,” has gripped the nation and [...]

October 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Ukraine Whistleblower, Uncategorized|

A Timely Panel: Government Accountability Project Joins Bestselling Author for Launch of Book Tour 

A Timely Panel: Government Accountability Project Joins Bestselling Author for Launch of Book Tour  By Emma Lyons On Tuesday, October 1st, Government Accountability Project was honored to be an integral part of the launch of New York Times-bestselling author Tom Mueller’s new book, Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age [...]

October 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|

What the United Nations and President Trump have in Common When it Comes to Whistleblowers 

What the United Nations and President Trump have in Common When it Comes to Whistleblowers:  Hostile Responses to Whistleblowers Plague the United Nations By Gabrielle Simeck and Samantha Feinstein Since a confidential intelligence community (IC) whistleblower’s complaint regarding a phone call between U.S. President Donald Trump and Ukraine President [...]

October 4th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized, United Nations|

A Comparative Analysis of U.S. v E.U. Whistleblower Law

A Comparative Analysis of U.S. v E.U. Whistleblower Law By Samantha Feinstein and Tom Devine On April 16, 2019, the European Parliament approved the European Union (EU) Whistleblower Directive, formally called the “Directive on the Protection of Persons Reporting on Breaches of Union Law.” The Directive is legally binding and [...]

October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Blog, International, Uncategorized|

Dr. George Luber, CDC’s Persecuted Climate & Health Expert, Files Whistleblower Protection Claim

Dr. George Luber, CDC's Persecuted Climate & Health Expert, Files Whistleblower Protection Claim By Anne Polansky We recently wrote about the plight of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Climate and Health Program and the political persecution of its former chief, epidemiologist Dr. George Luber. This courageous truth-teller [...]

August 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|

Five Things Not To Do If You Want to be a Successful National Security Whistleblower

Five Things Not To Do If You Want to be a Successful National Security Whistleblower Inspired by the Official Secrets film By Gabrielle Simeck  The new film Official Secrets recounts the powerful story of Katharine Gun, a former translator and specialist at a British intelligence agency, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), [...]

August 8th, 2019|Categories: Blog, National Security|

The Problem at the Heart of Puerto Rico’s Multiple Crises

Adam Arnold, Government Accountability Project Investigator and Environmental Counsel, lives in San Juan just a few blocks from La Fortaleza –the Governor’s residence and focal point of the recent protests which led to Governor Rosselló’s resignation. He is observing conditions as they unfold. Puerto Rico suffers from a history of [...]

August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|

The Real “Unreasonable”: How the UK uses this Vague Term to Deny Rights to Whistleblowers with Retaliation-Trauma Symptoms

The Real “Unreasonable”: How the UK uses this Vague Term to Deny Rights to Whistleblowers with Retaliation-Trauma Symptoms By Abby Price In Great Britain, appearance, rather than merit, serves as a basis for justice in whistleblower retaliation cases. Employment tribunals, independent bodies within the national judicial system authorized to hear [...]

July 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog, International|

Defense News: Shanahan’s gag rule memo nets bipartisan backlash

This article was originally published here. Shanahan's Gag Rule Memo Nets Bipartisan Backlash  WASHINGTON ― The top Democrat and Republican of the House Armed Services Committee said Wednesday they will act against acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan’s new restrictions on how the Pentagon tells Congress about international military operations. HASC [...]

May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|