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Project on Government Oversight

Beth Daley

Director of Investigations

Testimony of POGO's Beth Daley on "Ensuring a Merit-Based Employment System: An Examination of the Merit Systems Protection Board and the Office of Special Counsel"

July 12, 2007

Whistleblowers are the Congress' most important allies in the war against Executive Branch corruption, waste, fraud, and abuse, yet they face enormous risks. I hear from many whistleblowers who are seeking assistance and justice from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). I am sad to report that very few of the whistleblowers I hear from find the help they need from these agencies.

Written Statement of POGO's Beth Daley to the Royalty Policy Committee

November 14, 2006

At the last meeting of the Royalty Policy Committee on April 26, 2006, there was some discussion of the deteriorating relationship between the Minerals Management Service (MMS) and the State and Tribal Royalty Audit Committee (STRAC). Since that meeting, the relationship has deteriorated further.

Leave Sharon Stone Look at Home: Govt Sexism Investigator

September 7, 2006

Another blooper starring U.S. Special Counsel Scott Bloch. When his agency isn't blowing off whistleblower complaints, it is supposed to help police cases of sexism and discrimination inside the federal government.

Testimony of POGO's Beth Daley, Sr. Investigator, Before the House Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations

February 14, 2006

Congress should create penalties for those who retaliate against whistleblowers who communicate with Congress. Laws like the Lloyd LaFollette Act which protect disclosures to Congress by government employees are toothless without enforcement.

Homeland and National Security Whistleblower Protections: The Unfinished Agenda

April 28, 2005

The 9/11 attacks spawned a movement of national security whistleblowers who came forward to expose the weaknesses in America’s defenses. Despite their patriotic motivations, many government security professionals have been systematically ignored and targeted by bureaucrats who would rather cover up their failure to properly secure America’s aviation system, ports, intelligence community, borders and nuclear facilities. In this comprehensive report, POGO details weaknesses in the whistleblower protection system and offers numerous ways to strengthen those protections and our national security.

Oversight Catching Up on Big Oil

December 14, 2006

Waxman's Unique Subpoena Power

November 28, 2006

Bravery is Not Always Protected

October 24, 2006

Congress Sucks Asbestos Fumes

October 18, 2006

Oil & Gas Auditor in NYT

September 21, 2006

Kill the Messenger

September 19, 2006

CSI Meets Earmarks

August 18, 2006

V-22: Ice Ice Baby Redux

July 24, 2006

De-Fanging the Watchdogs

June 8, 2006

Drive-By Contracting

June 7, 2006

State Secrets: SHHHHH

May 19, 2006

Who Wrote This Document?

May 10, 2006

Scott Bloch is the "Mike Brown" of the government's whistleblower protection agency, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.