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AP: Lawyer: TSA Makes Changes After Whistleblower’s Complaint

Note: this article, featuring our client Jay Brainard and our Legal Director Tom Devine, was originally published here. Lawyer: TSA Makes Changes After Whistleblower’s Complaint The Transportation Security Administration has improved coronavirus protection for airport screeners after a TSA official accused the agency of endangering travelers, the whistleblower’s lawyer said [...]

Foreign Policy: ‘Campaign of Bullying’ Prompts Key Trump Impeachment Witness to Quit Army

Note: this article, featuring our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. ‘Campaign of Bullying’ Prompts Key Trump Impeachment Witness to Quit Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who testified on Trump’s withholding of aid to Ukraine, faced a White House block to further promotion. A key witness in [...]

July 9th, 2020|Categories: In The News, Military Whistleblowing, Whistleblower Rights|

The Hill: To Change the Culture of Silence, Protect Police Whistleblowers

Note: this op-ed, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine and whistleblower Frank Serpico, was originally published here. To Change the Culture of Silence, Protect Police Whistleblowers After millions of people around the world watched in horror as George Floyd died during an arrest by Minneapolis police officers, many Americans are awakening to the historical consequences [...]

July 8th, 2020|Categories: In The News, Police accountability, Whistleblower Rights|

The Washington Post: Want to Stop Intelligence Leaks? Make Life Easier for Whistleblowers.

Note: this article, opinion piece by our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. Want to Stop Intelligence Leaks? Make Life Easier for Whistleblowers. Congress should change the laws so complaints can go to Capitol Hill. After journalists publicized allegations that Russian military spies offered the Taliban “bounties” for attacking [...]

July 7th, 2020|Categories: In The News, Intelligence Whistleblowing|

The Vanguard: THE VANGUARD’s Court Watch Interns Urge Safe, Public Access to San Francisco Courts with No Success

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. THE VANGUARD’s Court Watch Interns Urge Safe, Public Access to San Francisco Courts with No Success SAN FRANCISCO – The Vanguard News Group—whose Court Watch program covers county courts throughout California—Monday paid a visit to file a grievance with [...]

July 7th, 2020|Categories: In The News, Judicial Oversight|

WUWF: Arizona ICE Detention Center Devastated By COVID-19

Note: this article and podcast, featuring our client Dr. Scott Allen, were originally published here. Arizona ICE Detention Center Devastated By COVID-19 NOEL KING, HOST: A surging number of immigrants in detention are testing positive for COVID-19. One ICE detention center in Arizona is especially hard-hit. The conditions there are [...]

July 6th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, Immigration, In The News|

The Nation: ICE Just Became Even Less Transparent

Note: this article, featuring our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. ICE Just Became Even Less Transparent The new classification protects the identity of officials from public disclosure. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can now operate in greater secrecy, thanks to a special security classification quietly granted [...]

July 6th, 2020|Categories: Congress: Legislation and Oversight, Immigration, In The News|

Daily Commercial News: Legal Notes: Whistleblowing — Publicity Risks for Companies Versus Legal Risks for Employees

Note: this article, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine, was originally published here. Legal Notes: Whistleblowing — Publicity Risks for Companies Versus Legal Risks for Employees Whistleblowing is generally defined as “the disclosure by organization members (former and current) of the illegal, immoral and illegitimate practices under the control of [...]

June 30th, 2020|Categories: In The News, International, Whistleblower Rights|

TS Radio Network: Guests Tom Devine & Mathew Fogg….the Justice in Policing Act

Note: this podcast, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine, can be found and was originally published here. Guests Tom Devine & Mathew Fogg....the Justice in Policing Act Join us as Atty: Tom Devine and Dr. Mathew Fogg Ret. Chief Inspector U.S. Marshal discuss the Jusitce in Policing Act. Justice in [...]

Bloomberg Business Week: TSA Struggles to Balance Virus With Security as Travel Rebounds

Note: this article, featuring our client Jay Brainard, was originally published here. TSA Struggles to Balance Virus With Security as Travel Rebounds Getting screened at the airport by the Transportation Security Administration is not a socially distant experience. Your electronics and shoes go right into a plastic bin that ferried someone else’s [...]

June 29th, 2020|Categories: Aviation Whistleblowing, In The News, TSA|

MSNBC: TSA Whistleblower Says Agency Isn’t Doing Enough to Keep Officers, Passengers Safe

Note: this video, featuring our client Jay Brainard, was originally published and can be found here. TSA Whistleblower Says Agency Isn’t Doing Enough to Keep Officers, Passengers Safe While many worry about coronavirus risks that may come with flying on an airplane, there could be another health concern before passengers [...]

June 26th, 2020|Categories: Aviation Whistleblowing, In The News, Top Tier Outlet, TSA|

CNN: Two Independent Watchdogs Investigating DOJ Leaders in Cannabis Probe, Whistleblower Says

Note: this article, featuring our client John Elias and our David Seide, was originally published here. Two Independent Watchdogs Investigating DOJ Leaders in Cannabis Probe, Whistleblower Says (CNN) Two independent watchdogs are reviewing whether the Justice Department investigated cannabis companies because of political feelings against them, according to a whistleblower and [...]

The Washington Post: Prosecutor to Tell Congress of Pressure From ‘Highest Levels’ of Justice Dept. to Cut Roger Stone ‘a Break’

Note: this article, featuring our client John Elias, was originally published here. Prosecutor to Tell Congress of Pressure From ‘Highest Levels’ of Justice Dept. to Cut Roger Stone ‘a Break’ A federal prosecutor and another Justice Department official plan to tell Congress on Wednesday that Attorney General William P. Barr [...]

New York Times: Roger Stone Sentencing Was Politicized, Ex-Prosecutor Plans to Testify

Note: this article, featuring our client John Elias, was originally published here. Roger Stone Sentencing Was Politicized, Ex-Prosecutor Plans to Testify The prosecutor’s supervisor said that the case was being treated differently because of the defendant’s relationship with the president, according to planned testimony. Senior law enforcement officials intervened to [...]

Huff Post: TSA Worsened Coronavirus Pandemic, Whistleblower Says

Note: this article, featuring our client Jay Brainard and our Legal Director Tom Devine, was originally published here. TSA Worsened Coronavirus Pandemic, Whistleblower Says A federal watchdog has ordered an investigation into the Transportation Security Administration’s response to COVID-19. The Transportation Security Administration worsened the coronavirus outbreak by failing to [...]

June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Aviation Whistleblowing, In The News, TSA|

Travel Pulse: Whistleblower Claims TSA Failed to Protect Officers From Coronavirus

Note: this article, featuring our client Jay Brainard, was originally published here. Whistleblower Claims TSA Failed to Protect Officers From Coronavirus A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) official is accusing the government agency of not taking the necessary precautions to protect employees against the coronavirus outbreak. According to The Associated Press, Kansas TSA representative [...]

June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Aviation Whistleblowing, In The News, TSA|

Pleasanton Weekly: Swalwell Introduces Federal Whistleblower Protection Law

Note: this article, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine, was originally published here. Swalwell Introduces Federal Whistleblower Protection Law Federal officials who leak whistleblower's identity would face criminal penalties. A federal bill that would better safeguard the anonymity and security of whistleblowers was introduced by Tri-Valley Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Livermore) [...]

Safety and Health Magazine: NELP to USDA: Faster Poultry-Processing Line Speeds During COVID-19 Pandemic ‘Irresponsible and Reckless’

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. NELP to USDA: Faster Poultry-Processing Line Speeds During COVID-19 Pandemic ‘Irresponsible and Reckless’ Washington — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service in April approved 15 poultry processing plants’ requests to increase [...]

June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Food Integrity, In The News|

AP News: TSA Insider Faults Agency’s Response to Coronavirus

Note: this article, featuring our client Jay Brainard and our Legal Director Tom Devine, was originally published here. TSA Insider Faults Agency’s Response to Coronavirus A Transportation Security Administration official charges that the agency helped spread covid-19 by failing to provide enough protective gear for airport screeners who are in [...]

June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, In The News, TSA|

KWWL: Senator Chuck Grassley Proposes Bill to Protect Inspectors General

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Senator Chuck Grassley Proposes Bill to Protect Inspectors General Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley proposed a bi-partisan bill to protect inspectors general. This came after President Donald Trump fired several from their government watchdog positions this year. The bill requires [...]

June 19th, 2020|Categories: Congress: Legislation and Oversight, In The News, Inspectors General|
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