Government Accountability Project Resources & Publications

Government Accountability Project publishes books, articles, reports, white papers and resource guides about whistleblowing. We also write op-eds, are frequently quoted by the press, and maintain a regular blog.

Toolkits & Guides

Working with Whistleblowers: A Guide for Journalists

The power of whistleblowers to hold institutions and leaders accountable often depends on the critical work of journalists, who verify whistleblowers’ disclosures and then bring them to the public. The partnership between whistleblowers and journalists is essential to a functioning democracy.  This guide seeks to empower and protect journalists and their whistleblower sources by sharing critical information to them both—from the gaps to the common ground in their goals, responsibilities and challenges.


The Art of Anonymous Activism

This guide was published by the Government Accountability Project, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, and the Project On Government Oversight as a how-to manual for public employees considering blowing the whistle on waste, fraud, or abuse.

The Corporate Whistleblower’s Survival Guide: A Handbook for Committing the Truth. (Berrett-Koehler 2011)

Tom Devine and Tarek F. Maassarani

This step-by-step guide details key information that potential business whistleblowers should know before, during, and after blowing the whistle. Government Accountability Project Legal Director Tom Devine and former Government Accountability Project investigator Tarek F. Maassarani, co-authors of the book, summarize a decade-long under-the-radar legal revolution in corporate worker free speech rights.

The Rise of the American Corporate Security State: Six Reasons to Be Afraid. (Berrett-Koehler 2014)

Beatrice Edwards

Government Accountability Project’s International Director Beatrice Edwards illustrates how Americans now live in a security state where the government values corporate rights over its citizens. Edwards draws upon years of experience to author this call-to-action for anyone willing to fight the erosion of our civil liberties.

Program Reports & Publications


“Whistleblower Protection and the Truth: Linked Intimately”

TEDx Wilmington Salon: Whistleblowers and the First Amendment, July 30, 2016

Featuring Government Accountability Project Legal Director Tom Devine, who has assisted thousands of whistleblowers since 1979 in defending themselves against retaliation and in making real differences on behalf of the public. In 2015 he won the first U.S. Supreme Court test of the Whistleblower Protection Act.

“The Power of Individual Conscience: Strategically Multiplied”

TEDx Wilmington Salon: Whistleblowers and the First Amendment, July 30, 2016

Featuring Government Accountability Project Founder and Executive Director and President Louis Clark. 

“Models of Courageous Citizenship: The American Whistleblower Tour.”

Government Accountability Project, Syracuse University, April 23, 2014.

Featuring Government Accountability Project President Louis Clark, NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, Department of Education whistleblower Jon Oberg, Government Accountability Project National Security & Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack, Countrywide Financial whistleblower Michael Winston, “Plan B” whistleblower Susan Wood.

“The Ethics of Whistle Blowing.”

Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, PBS, February 14, 2014.

Featuring whistleblowers Edward Snowden, Thomas Drake and Jesselyn Radack and Government Accountability Project’s Founder and Executive Director Louis Clark.

“Anyone Can Whistle: The Essential Role of the Whistleblower in American Society.”

Participant Media and the Government Accountability Project, Paley Center for Media, February 17, 2010.

Hosted by Juan Williams (then of NPR) and whistleblowers Daniel Ellsberg (Pentagon Papers), Kit Foshee (meat safety), Mike German (FBI), Cathy Harris (U.S. Customs/racial profiling), Babak Pasdar (telecom/surveillance), Coleen Rowley (FBI), and Frank Serpico (NYPD).