National Security

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 July 2020, attorneys at Project South [...]

2021-03-31T14:27:38-04:00March 31st, 2021|Blog, Immigration, National Security, VOA Whistleblowers|

Open the Government: Let’s Toast to Open Government—It’s Sunshine Week!

Let’s Toast to Open Government—It’s Sunshine Week! This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Let’s start with three facts. When Steven Mnuchin was Trump’s Treasury Secretary, his plane travel cost taxpayers $1 million. The Trump White House sought to bury a government health study on PFAS, a class of toxins found in drinking water. [...]

Hill Reporter: Watchdogs Propose Plan to Decisively Disqualify Donald Trump From Holding Future Elected Office

Watchdogs Propose Plan to Decisively Disqualify Donald Trump From Holding Future Elected Office This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) received a letter on Thursday signed by fifteen social justice and watchdog groups outlining how the United States Constitution explicitly disqualifies ex-President Donald Trump from [...]

Letter to President Biden on Forever Wars

February 17, 2021 Dear President Biden: Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack, the United States responded with military force intended to target those responsible for that attack, and invoked extraordinary powers reserved for war. Nearly two decades later, the legal and policy framework created to facilitate that war-based response has resulted in a series [...]

2021-02-18T13:44:31-05:00February 18th, 2021|Letter, National Security|

USA Today: Potential whistleblowers deserve more support. Their moral choices protect our democracy.

Potential whistleblowers deserve more support. Their moral choices protect our democracy. This article was written by our Executive Director and CEO Louis Clark and Auburn Senior Fellow and author Brian D. McLaren and was originally published here. Sometimes government wrongdoing is on full display. We all witnessed the thousands of aggrieved supporters of then-President Donald [...]

Nation of Change: Democratic legislators introduce COVID Whistleblower Protection Act

Democratic legislators introduce COVID Whistleblower Protection Act This article features our Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. To guard against waste, fraud, and abuse, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Representatives Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) and Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), recently introduced the COVID-19 Whistleblower Protection Act to establish strong whistleblower protections for the [...]

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. [...]

Government Executive: Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Protect Employees Who Blow the Whistle on COVID Funds Misuse

Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Protect Employees Who Blow the Whistle on COVID Funds Misuse This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. House and Senate Democrats reintroduced legislation on Thursday to bolster whistleblower protections for employees of business and entities that received federal coronavirus relief funds. Reps. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., and Jamie [...]

The Intercept: Inside the Brutal Power Struggle at Homeland Security

Inside the Brutal Power Struggle at Homeland Security This article features our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. TENSIONS RAN SO high at the Department of Homeland Security’s oversight wing that one senior official fantasized about Arya Stark, the fictional assassin in “Game of Thrones,” “taking care of” the agency chief, according [...]

Religion News Service: As Washington returns to calm, whistleblowers’ moral courage is no less urgent

As Washington returns to calm, whistleblowers’ moral courage is no less urgent This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. (RNS) — The recent events at the U.S. Capitol show in a dramatic way how much our society needs truth-tellers to report illegitimate actions they observe in public and private workplaces. Even [...]

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