Inspectors General

Government Executive: New Attorney General Thanks Employees for Their Public Service, Vows Commitment to ‘Norms’

New Attorney General Thanks Employees for Their Public Service, Vows Commitment to ‘Norms’ This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The new attorney general on Thursday thanked the Justice Department’s employees for their dedication to public service, as he took over the department that was rife with allegations of political interference [...]

Whistleblower News Network: Reintroduced Bipartisan Bill Will Protect Inspectors General

Reintroduced Bipartisan Bill Will Protect Inspectors General This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. On March 4, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Gary Peters (D-MI) reintroduced the Securing Inspector General Independence Act, which would strengthen the Inspector General Reform Act of 2008. The new Act requires any administration to give “substantive rationale, including [...]

East County Today: Legislation Introduced to Protect Whistleblowers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Legislation Introduced to Protect Whistleblowers During the COVID-19 Pandemic This article features our Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Jackie Speier (CA-14) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced H.R. 846, The COVID-19 Whistleblower Protection Act to establish strong whistleblower protections for the employees of entities that receive federal COVID-19 relief funds. [...]

Buzzfeed News: A Whistleblower Alleges A Top Trump Official Signed A Last-Minute Agreement With ICE’s Union That Could Hamstring Biden’s Immigration Policies

A Whistleblower Alleges A Top Trump Official Signed A Last-Minute Agreement With ICE’s Union That Could Hamstring Biden’s Immigration Policies This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. A whistleblower alleged Monday that a top Trump administration official abused his authority by entering into a series of last-minute agreements with [...]

Defense One: Intel Agency Worker Pushed His Own Drone Company, Report Details

Intel Agency Worker Pushed His Own Drone Company, Report Details This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. In 2014, the co-founder of an anti-drone technology company decided to leverage an unusual marketing asset: his employment at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. The employee obtained classified information, arranged access to lawmakers and other [...]

Government Executive: Former Homeland Security Watchdog Officials Fostered ‘Divisiveness, Disorder and Dissension,’ Report Finds

Former Homeland Security Watchdog Officials Fostered ‘Divisiveness, Disorder and Dissension,’ Report Finds This article features our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. A former senior official at the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general office, along with two other high-ranking employees within the office, engaged in systematic unprofessional and divisive behavior [...]

Buzzfeed News: This Newly Released Letter Details The Criminal Referral On Donald Trump Over His Ukraine Phone Call

This Newly Released Letter Details The Criminal Referral On Donald Trump Over His Ukraine Phone Call This article features our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. Nearly one year after the House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump, the federal government has released the criminal referral alleging Trump committed crimes related to his phone call [...]

NPR: VOA Director Forced Aside in Drive to Embed Trump Loyalists Before Biden Era

VOA Director Forced Aside In Drive To Embed Trump Loyalists Before Biden Era This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. The Trump appointee who runs the government's overseas broadcasters reassigned the head of the Voice of America on Tuesday as part of a broad effort to install supporters of [...]

Whistleblower News Network: Robert J. MacLean

Robert J. MacLean This article features Government Accountability Project and our client Robert J. MacLean and was originally published here. It makes sense that federal agencies have whistleblowers. Whistleblowers are individuals who have integrity, courage, honor, and a belief that the arc of justice will bend their way because truth is the touchstone on which [...]

Government Executive: Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Seeks to Formally Authorize IG Website

Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Seeks to Formally Authorize IG Website This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. House and Senate lawmakers from both parties introduced legislation this week that would formally authorize the inspector general community’s website. Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., introduced the “Oversight.gov Authorization Act" on Monday and Reps. [...]

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