Nuclear Whistleblowers Protected the Public from Disaster. Now We Must Protect their Right to Speak Up.

Nuclear Whistleblowers Protected the Public from Disaster. Now We Must Protect their Right to Speak Up. A new Netflix documentary released this spring, Meltdown: Three Mile Island, traced how brazen nuclear safety violations in the Three Mile Island (TMI) cleanup threatened a full meltdown that would’ve taken out the East Coast. It was prevented only [...]

2022-06-23T11:50:08-04:00June 23rd, 2022|Blog, Energy, Environment, Meltdown, Whistleblower Rights|

Government Executive: Lawmakers Look to Strip a Maligned Whistleblower Protection Office of Key Powers

Lawmakers Look to Strip a Maligned Whistleblower Protection Office of Key Powers This article features Government Accountability Project’s Legal Director, Tom Devine, and was originally published here. Key lawmakers are pushing to strip a much criticized whistleblower office of its primary powers just a few years after it was heralded as a transformational reform [...]

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Applauds the Senate Confirmation of Cathy Harris for U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 26, 2022 Government Accountability Project Applauds the Senate Confirmation of Cathy Harris for U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board WASHINGTON-  Today, Government Accountability Project hails the Senate confirmation of Cathy Harris as a Member of the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board. The Board is the only due process for civil service [...]

2022-06-16T12:31:37-04:00May 26th, 2022|MSPB, Press, Press release, Whistleblower Rights|

Replacing the “Blue Wall of Silence” with the “Blue Wall of Integrity”

Replacing the “Blue Wall of Silence” with the “Blue Wall of Integrity” We have seen truth change the course of history through civilian intervention and documentation of police brutality and wrongdoing, but only after the harm is already done. The murder of George Floyd in June 2020 sparked a long-overdue national reckoning for greater [...]

Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly: Whistleblower retaliation suit by vet proceeds

Whistleblower retaliation suit by vet proceeds This article excerpt features Government Accountability Project’s whistleblower client, Dr. Karen Iovino, and was originally published here. "A whistleblower’s retaliatory termination suit against her former employer has survived dismissal, but the judge limited her allegations to those presented in her complaint to the Office of the Inspector General, [...]

2022-05-25T11:41:00-04:00May 16th, 2022|Animal Rights, In The News, Whistleblower Rights|

On the Media: Crime and Punishment

On the Media: Crime and Punishment This podcast features Government Accountability Project’s Legal Director, Tom Devine, and can be listened to here. Across news outlets, crime reporting often relies on police sources and incomplete data. On this week’s show, hear how to spot bias in crime stories and what more nuanced coverage looks like. [...]

Wink News: Former inspector general files lawsuit against FMPD over deception about new headquarter costs, retaliation

Former inspector general files lawsuit against FMPD over deception about new headquarter costs, retaliation This article features Government Accountability Project’s Of Counsel, David Seide, and was originally published here. he Fort Myers Police Department is now facing a lawsuit regarding its activity. On Monday, a former inspector general filed that suit against the city, [...]

Wink News: Review of Fort Myers police internal affairs investigation completed by outside firm

Review of Fort Myers police internal affairs investigation completed by outside firm This article features Government Accountability Project’s Of Counsel, David Seide, and was originally published here. An independent review of an internal affairs investigation into a former high-ranking Fort Myers police official has been completed. The internal affairs investigation looked into whether then [...]

Letter of support of the FTC Whistleblower Act 2021

Apr 15, 2022 The Honorable Frank Pallone Chairman, U.S. House Committee Energy and Commerce 2125 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Cathy McMorris Rodgers Ranking Member, U.S. House Committee Energy and Commerce 2125 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 RE: Letter of support of the FTC Whistleblower Act 2021 Dear [...]

Press Statement: Leading whistleblower protection NGOs call for urgent reform after latest UN whistleblower firing

Leading whistleblower protection NGOs call for urgent reform after latest UN whistleblower firing 13 April 2022 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) terminated the employment contract of whistleblower John O’Brien, who reported corruption in UNDP climate change projects. Government Accountability Project, Transparency International and the Whistleblowing International Network are gravely concerned about the continuing trend of UN whistleblowers [...]

2022-06-28T12:38:42-04:00April 13th, 2022|International, Press, United Nations, Whistleblower Rights|