The Foreign Service Journal: Whistleblower Protections: A Nonpartisan Necessity

Whistleblower Protections: A Nonpartisan Necessity This article was written by our Senior International Fellow Alain Norman and was originally published here. Whistleblowing—and the need to protect those who report misconduct—is as old as the republic itself. In 1777 the Continental Congress passed the first whistleblower protection act. Even today, members of the Foreign Service [...]

2021-09-02T10:37:07-04:00September 2nd, 2021|In The News, Whistleblower Rights, Whistleblowers|

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 Task Force under the White [...]

2021-08-11T14:29:09-04:00August 11th, 2021|Blog, Climate Science & Policy Watch|

The Hill: Advocacy groups press Biden to name new watchdog at housing agency

Advocacy groups press Biden to name new watchdog at housing agency This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Three advocacy groups are urging President Biden to designate a temporary replacement for a resigning inspector general to ensure that a senior official accused of misconduct does not take over at the end of the month. [...]

Government Executive: Oversight Groups Express Concern About Future of the Housing Finance Agency IG Office

Oversight Groups Express Concern About Future of the Housing Finance Agency IG Office This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Three nonprofit organizations are calling on President Biden to take action to restore confidence and morale at the Federal Housing Finance Agency inspector general office following the IG’s upcoming resignation. Last [...]

Introducing the Scientific Integrity Reporting Project

Introducing the Scientific Integrity Reporting Project Our parent organization Government Accountability Project is teaming up with the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund (CSLDF) and several other organizations to launch the Scientific Integrity Reporting Project, an initiative to learn more about the exact nature and frequency of inappropriate interference in government. Scientists in agencies and [...]

2021-06-22T12:59:19-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Climate Science & Policy Watch|

The Intercept: ICE Detention Center Shuttered Following Repeated Allegations of Medical Misconduct

ICE Detention Center Shuttered Following Repeated Allegations of Medical Misconduct This article features Government Accountability Project and our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here.  THE DEPARTMENT OF Homeland Security announced on Thursday the agency will be shutting down the controversial immigration prison in Georgia where dozens of detained immigrant women were subjected to nonconsensual gynecological [...]

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 that he produced in close [...]

2021-06-01T11:16:34-04:00May 5th, 2021|Accountability, Blog, Whistleblowers|

The Telegram: The whistleblower’s dilemma: to report or not?

The whistleblower's dilemma: to report or not? This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. JOHN'S, N.L. — If you’re thinking about blowing the whistle on wrongdoing in a public sector workplace, there is legislation to guide you, but it’s still a scary prospect. “I can tell you there is a fair amount [...]

The Hill Times: Opposition parties should force feds to strengthen whistleblower protections with private member’s bill, says watchdog

Opposition parties should force feds to strengthen whistleblower protections with private member’s bill, says watchdog This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. While the governing party bears much of the responsibility for the lack of movement on this issue, opposition parties, over the years, have not exhausted all avenues for pressuring [...]

THISDAY: Are Whistleblowing Laws Working?

Are Whistleblowing Laws Working? This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The International Bar Association has published a new report titled ‘Are Whistleblowing Laws Working?’ The report which is a Global Study of Whistleblower Protection Litigation, tracks the record of whistleblower laws in 38 countries, and provides an unprecedented effort to [...]