Whistleblower Profiles

Robert MacLean

Robert MacLean In 2003, Federal Air Marshal Robert MacLean learned that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was planning to make up for budget shortfalls by temporarily canceling long-distance air marshall coverage, including during a known threat on the anniversary of 9/11. MacLean brought his concerns to a supervisor and three DHS Office of [...]

Aldric Saucier

Aldric Saucier Established by President Reagan in the 1980s, the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), also known as the “Star Wars” program, was meant to defend the United States in case intercontinental ballistic missiles were sent by the USSR. The purpose of the program was to defend the United States against intercontinental ballistic missiles [...]

2020-06-03T16:42:24-04:00May 8th, 2020|Whistleblower Profiles|

Franz Gayl

Franz Gayl At the height of the Iraqi insurgency, Marine Corp science advisor and former Marine, Franz Gayl, discovered that that bureaucratic delays were preventing troops in Iraq from receiving the equipment necessary to protect themselves against Improvised Explosive Devices. While preparing a report about the 19 month delay for the Office of the [...]

2020-06-03T16:37:37-04:00May 8th, 2020|Whistleblower Profiles|

Brandon Coleman

Brandon Coleman A Marine Corps veteran and Addiction Therapist for the Phoenix Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Brandon Coleman witnessed a variety of improper and possibly unlawful practices. In 2014, Coleman disclosed to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) that suicidal veterans had been neglected, and left to walk out of the VA [...]

Ellen Gallagher

Ellen Gallagher Ellen Gallagher is a former policy adviser at the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (DHS-CRCL) and current employee at DHS’ Office of the Inspector General. She has blown the whistle on Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) use of solitary confinement on mentally ill and medically vulnerable [...]

Dr. Scott Allen and Dr. Pamela McPherson

Dr. Scott Allen and Dr. Pamela McPherson In July 2018, Government Accountability Project clients Dr. Scott Allen and Dr. Pamela McPherson, medical and mental health subject matter experts for the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (DHS/CRCL), made the brave decision to blow the whistle on the government’s [...]

Kathryn Bolkovac

Kathryn Bolkovac Bolkovac is a former Nebraska policewoman who served as an International Police Task Force human rights investigator in Bosnia. Working for a private contracting firm assigned to support the UN peacekeeping mission in that country, she discovered that officers were involved in gross wrongdoing, including human trafficking and forced prostitution. After [...]

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