National Security

Axios: Exclusive: Nonprofit coalition demands Biden act on misinformation

Exclusive: Nonprofit coalition demands Biden act on misinformation This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. A large collection of nonprofits is sending an open letter today calling on the incoming Biden-Harris administration to do a better job of both educating the public on misinformation and taking stronger action to protect the health care [...]

Foreign Policy: After Biden Win, U.S. Intelligence Community ‘Probably doing Cartwheels’

After Biden Win, U.S. Intelligence Community ‘Probably Doing Cartwheels’ This article features Government Accountability Project’s National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. People working at the White House often take guests on tours of the historic building. But unlike others, during his two terms as vice president, Joe Biden made a point [...]

PBS NewsHour: CEO of Voice of America’s parent agency defies subpoena despite bipartisan concerns

CEO of Voice of America’s parent agency defies subpoena despite bipartisan concerns This article features our clients Jamie Fly, Amanda Bennett, and Grant Turner and was originally published here. Michael Pack, CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, ignored a congressional subpoena over concerns he has politicized and mismanaged media outlets that helped the [...]

The Guardian: Trump cuts aid for pro-democracy groups in Belarus, Hong Kong and Iran

Trump cuts aid for pro-democracy groups in Belarus, Hong Kong and Iran This article features our client Grant Turner and was originally published here. The Trump administration has stopped vital technical assistance to pro-democracy groups in Belarus, Hong Kong and Iran, which had helped activists evade state surveillance and sidestep internet censorship. Trump memo on Comey [...]

Government Accountability Project and Project South Send Letter to Congress on Behalf of Whistleblower Client

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17th, 2020 Government Accountability Project and Project South Send Letter to Congress on Behalf of Whistleblower Client WASHINGTON—Today, Government Accountability Project and Project South sent a letter to Congress outlining the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General complaint from client and whistleblower, Ms. Dawn Wooten, LPN, regarding the egregious health practices [...]

ThinThread Whistleblowers

ThinThread Whistleblowers Thomas Drake, William Binney, and J. Kirk Wiebe Former United States National Security Agency (NSA) workers William Binney, Thomas Drake, Ed Loomis, and J. Kirk Wiebe believed ThinThread, an in-house electronic surveillance data collection system, which was both cost-effective and protective of American citizens’ privacy rights, was wrongly rejected in favor [...]

2020-05-08T08:59:08-04:00May 7th, 2020|National Security, Whistleblower Profiles|

Babak Pasdar

Babak Pasdar n 2008, while overhauling security for major telecommunications company Verizon, computer security expert, Babak Pasdar, discovered a gap in the company’s security protocol. The transmission line, which was referred to as the “Quantico Circuit,” surreptitiously re-routed and captured all customer mobile phone communications, meaning the company had unrestricted access to customers’ information. [...]

2020-05-08T08:59:08-04:00May 7th, 2020|National Security, Whistleblower Profiles|

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden Edward Snowden, a former employee of federal contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, disclosed information regarding the National Security Agency’s blanket surveillance of United States citizens. He exposed a secretive data-mining program that collects the phone records, email exchanges, and internet histories of hundreds of millions of people around the globe. In June [...]

2020-05-08T08:59:08-04:00May 7th, 2020|National Security, Whistleblower Profiles|