Know Your Rights: Big Tech Whistleblowers

Know Your Rights: Big Tech Whistleblowers On October 5, a former Facebook employee, Frances Haugen, testified before Congress about her experience working for the tech behemoth, as well as the tens of thousands of pages of internal research and documents she released. Among her claims was the evidence that Facebook knowingly allows its platforms [...]

2021-10-12T12:43:09-04:00October 12th, 2021|Big Tech, Blog, Whistleblower Rights|

The Intercept: EPA Officials Exposed Whistleblowers Three Minutes After Receiving Confidential Complaint

EPA Officials Exposed Whistleblowers Three Minutes After Receiving Confidential Complaint This article features Government Accountability Project’s Environmental Counsel, Adam Arnold, and was originally published here. WITHIN MINUTES OF receiving a complaint from four Environmental Protection Agency whistleblowers in late June, an agency official shared the document with six EPA staffers, including at least one who [...]

2021-10-01T10:08:28-04:00September 30th, 2021|EPA, In The News, Whistleblower Rights|

Press Release: Duckworth, Grassley, Wyden Lankford Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation To Protect Whistleblowers at DOE & NRC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2021 Contact: Evan Keller (Duckworth), Evan_Keller@duckworth.senate.gov Nicole L’Esperance (Wyden), Nicole_LEsperance@wyden.senate.gov Taylor Foy (Grassley), Taylor_Foy@grassley.senate.gov Kelly Ferguson (Lankford), Kelly_Ferguson@lankford.senate.gov Duckworth, Grassley, Wyden Lankford Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation To Protect Whistleblowers at DOE & NRC [WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and James Lankford [...]

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Urges the Support and Passing of the Protecting Our Democracy Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 21, 2020 Government Accountability Project Urges the Support and Passing of the Protecting Our Democracy Act WASHINGTON—Government Accountability Project calls on Congress to support and pass the Protecting Our Democracy Act (PODA). PODA is a package of landmark reforms and laws that will prevent presidential abuses of power, restore our [...]

2021-09-21T13:33:46-04:00September 21st, 2021|Press release, US Government, Whistleblower Rights, WPIA|

The Foreign Service Journal: Whistleblower Protections: A Nonpartisan Necessity

Whistleblower Protections: A Nonpartisan Necessity This article was written by our Senior International Fellow Alain Norman and was originally published here. Whistleblowing—and the need to protect those who report misconduct—is as old as the republic itself. In 1777 the Continental Congress passed the first whistleblower protection act. Even today, members of the Foreign Service [...]

2021-09-02T10:37:07-04:00September 2nd, 2021|In The News, Whistleblower Rights, Whistleblowers|

Roll Call: Congress weighs whistleblower safeguards after Trump saga

Congress weighs whistleblower safeguards after Trump saga This article features our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. The Senate Intelligence Committee wants to give whistleblowers who work for U.S. intelligence agencies groundbreaking new protections, a response to what members see as flaws in the process revealed in the leadup to [...]

Whistleblower Network News: Bill Introduced to Better Protect Congressional Whistleblowers

Bill Introduced to Better Protect Congressional Whistleblowers This article features our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. On July 29, Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced the Congressional Whistleblower Protection Act. The bill strengthens whistleblower protections for federal employees who make protected disclosures to Congress. The 1912 Lloyd-LaFollette Act guarantees federal employees the right to [...]

Federal News Network: Looks like the Pentagon may have itself to blame for its cyber recruiting troubles

Looks like the Pentagon may have itself to blame for its cyber recruiting troubles This podcast features our Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. The Defense Department Inspector General said the Pentagon’s bureaucracy is getting in the way of hiring the cyber employees the military needs. In a recent report, the DoD IG found [...]

The News Station: U.S. SENATORS EYE WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS FOR POLICE OFFICERS

U.S. SENATORS EYE WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS FOR POLICE OFFICERS This article features our Legal Director Tom Devine and Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. WASHINGTON — As police reform talks sputter on Capitol Hill, with key lawmakers still sparring over the most substantial elements on the negotiating table, one idea has [...]

Federal News Network: Federal employees have some of the worst whistleblower protections in the country, advocates say

Federal employees have some of the worst whistleblower protections in the country, advocates say This article features our Legal Director Tom Devine and Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. Whistleblower advocates are hopeful 2021 is the year they can make stronger protections for federal employees a reality. And they believe [...]