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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 an essential part of the state’s [...]

2020-09-11T14:49:02-04:00September 11th, 2020|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 look at the courts and whistleblowers as [...]

Notes from Underground: The Pipeline Pipeline (Part 1)

Notes from Underground: The Pipeline Pipeline (Part 1)  While recent court decisions have stopped or slowed construction on major pipelines, the industry appears to have no intention of capitulating.  In a collaborative four-part series between Government Accountability Project’s Environment, Energy & Climate Change (EE&CC) program and Food Integrity Campaign (FIC), we will look at the present and future of pipeline production in [...]

Government Accountability Project Congratulates Department of Defense Whistleblower on Victory

Government Accountability Project Congratulates Department of Defense Whistleblower on Victory Government Accountability Project congratulates Jacqueline Garrick, founder of Whistleblowers of America (WoA), on her recent victory at the MSPB following a years-long battle after blowing the whistle on attempted contracting fraud and tragic mission breakdowns at the Department of Defense’s Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO). [...]

Without Restraint or Precedent: Trump’s Attacks on the Inspectors General System

Without Restraint or Precedent: Trump’s Attacks on the Inspectors General System  By Katrina Meyer In the last few months, President Donald Trump has fired or replaced five inspectors general (IG): Intelligence Community IG Michael Atkinson, Acting Transportation Department Deputy IG Mitch Behm, Defense Department Principal Deputy IG Glenn Fine, Health and Human Services Principal Deputy [...]

2020-06-03T12:42:49-04:00June 3rd, 2020|Blog, Inspectors General|

Empty Shelves, Culled Animals: COVID-19 Intersects with Decades of Industrialized Agriculture   

Empty Shelves, Culled Animals: COVID-19 Intersects with Decades of Industrialized Agriculture    For decades, whistleblowers have told us that it is dangerous when Big Ag puts profits over people. Companies such as Tyson, JBS, and Smithfield, which have historically bulldozed independent businesses to gain control of our meat supply, have built fragile global supply chains in [...]

COVID-19 & the Dismantling of Oversight: How the Trump Administration is Exploiting the Pandemic and Public Distraction to Purge Whistleblowers 

COVID-19 & the Dismantling of Oversight: How the Trump Administration is Exploiting the Pandemic and Public Distraction to Purge Whistleblowers  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform every aspect of our society, from our daily lives to the economy, Government Accountability Project continues to confront the unparalleled challenges of the current moment. While the American public is understandably distracted, the current administration is [...]

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 generations of that law, I [...]

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 the Whistleblowing International Network (WIN) [...]

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 circumstances, research has documented the [...]

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