The American Prospect: The Real War Dogs of Iraq

The Real War Dogs of Iraq This article was written by our Investigator Zack Kopplin and was originally published here. The first day on the job at the defense contractor DGC International involves an unusual orientation. In the contractor’s offices in McLean, Virginia, some new hires were asked to watch War Dogs, a 2016 blockbuster based [...]

The Daily Caller: CLARK: The Justice Dept’s Spying On Congress, Journalists To Find Leakers Is A Disturbing, Unconstitutional Development

CLARK: The Justice Dept’s Spying On Congress, Journalists To Find Leakers Is A Disturbing, Unconstitutional Development This op-ed was written by our Executive Director and CEO Louis Clark and was originally published here. During the winter of 2017, someone most likely within the White House or intelligence agencies released a classified document to the Washington [...]

The Nation: #OurMothersToo: Reckoning With My Abuela’s Coerced Sterilization

#OurMothersToo: Reckoning With My Abuela’s Coerced Sterilization This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. For as far back as my memory reaches, my grandmother, Obdulia Perez, had paper-thin skin with satiny wrinkles etched deep. She enjoyed bingo, cooking for her family and neighbors, writing poems in longhand, and reading the [...]

The Intercept: “Nothing is Changing”: ICE Sends Detainees to Irwin Prison Despite Pledges to Close It

“Nothing is Changing”: ICE Sends Detainees to Irwin Prison Despite Pledges to Close It This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. DESPITE AN ANNOUNCEMENT that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Irwin County Detention Center could be closed, people continue to be transferred into the detention facility, according to multiple sources interviewed [...]

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Client Dawn Wooten’s Whistleblower Disclosures Catalyze DHS to Stop Detaining Immigrants at Irwin County Detention Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 20, 2021  Government Accountability Project Client Dawn Wooten’s Whistleblower Disclosures Catalyze DHS to Stop Detaining Immigrants at Irwin County Detention Center  Investigation, Remedy Still Sought for Wrongful Retaliation  WASHINGTON—Today, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Mayorkas directed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to sever its contracts with Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) to stop detaining immigrants at that facility, stating in a memo to ICE Director Tae [...]

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 [...]

Politico: The Recast: Today’s GOP is all about fealty. That’s risky.

The Recast: Today's GOP is all about fealty. That's risky. This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. On Tuesday, the Government Accountability Project, a leading whistleblower protection advocacy group, sent letters to House and Senate leadership urging them to pass “anti-retaliation rights” for those who report law enforcement misconduct. The group, [...]

The Hill: Federal data is key to optimal governance and business — open it with public input

Federal data is key to optimal governance and business — open it with public input This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The Biden administration has made it clear that data is vital to achieving its top priorities. President Biden has signed data-driven executive orders on climate change, racial equity, economic recovery and COVID-19. Data is both a [...]

Whistleblower News Network: Bipartisan Bill Grants Court Access to Federal Employee Whistlblowers

Bipartisan Bill Grants Court Access to Federal Employee Whistleblowers This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. On May 4, a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives reintroduced the Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act of 2021 (WPIA). The bill aims to address a number of shortcomings with the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA), the main law offering whistleblower protections [...]

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Applauds Introduction of Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 3, 2021 Government Accountability Project Applauds Introduction of Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act WASHINGTON—Today, Government Accountability Project released research demonstrating that federal employees have almost no chance of defending themselves against retaliation despite the Whistleblower Protection Act. Currently, Administrative Judges (AJ) at the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board control a federal [...]