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 prompted the U.S. House of [...]

2019-10-07T15:14:09-04:00October 7th, 2019|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 of Fraud . Crisis of [...]

2019-10-07T09:22:56-04:00October 7th, 2019|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 Volodymyr Zelensky became public, whistleblowers [...]

2019-10-04T12:27:57-04:00October 4th, 2019|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 requires EU member states to [...]

2019-10-03T09:20:48-04:00October 3rd, 2019|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 is now fighting back by [...]

2019-09-12T14:14:35-04:00August 26th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

Democracy Now: DHS Whistleblower Who Spoke Out Against Obama-Era Immigration Jails Condemns Conditions on the Border

Note: this article, featuring our client, was originally published here. DHS Whistleblower Who Spoke Out Against Obama-Era Immigration Jails Condemns Conditions on Border Immigration jails along the southern border are facing heightened scrutiny following horrific reports of dirty and unhygienic conditions at a detention center in Clint, Texas, and other facilities. We speak with government [...]

2019-06-27T09:26:48-04:00June 27th, 2019|Immigration, In The News, Uncategorized|

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 Chairman Adam Smith, D-Wash., and [...]

2019-06-20T10:45:09-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Oversight of the UN is a Road to Nowhere

Oversight of the UN is a Road to Nowhere: UN Deflection and Distraction from Peacekeepers’ Sexual Exploitation and Abuse By Gabrielle Simeck On April 30th, the House Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held an open hearing on “UN Peacekeeping Operations in Africa,” where four witnesses testified on [...]

2019-05-21T15:06:08-04:00May 3rd, 2019|Blog, International, Uncategorized|

Boeing, Theranos, & the Cost of Secrecy

Boeing, Theranos, & the Cost of Secrecy By Gabrielle Simeck Boeing is a world renowned aircraft manufacturer, the largest in the United States. Theranos is a now-defunct health technology company that plummeted from a value of $9 billion to zero. What do they have in common? More than you’d think. The two companies have [...]

2019-04-26T09:54:46-04:00April 25th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

Press Release: Science, Civil Rights, Public Health and Good Government Groups Rally Behind Scientific Integrity Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2019 Science, Civil Rights, Public Health and Good Government Groups Rally Behind Scientific Integrity Legislation WASHINGTON —On Wednesday, Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) introduced the Scientific Integrity Act. This bill would defend the role and independence of science in the federal government and ensure that all Americans [...]

2019-03-15T12:29:57-04:00March 15th, 2019|Letter, Uncategorized|