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VA Whistleblowers Receive Public Servant of the Year Award

December 4, 2014

The Office of Special Counsel celebrated the role of whistleblowers across the country in honoring three physicians who blew the whistle at VA medical centers, reflecting positive changes at the OSC.

FBI Proposes Changes to Whistleblower Protections

October 28, 2014

The DOJ recently released a comprehensive—albeit imperfect—list of recommendations for improved whistleblower protections in the FBI.

Rick Piltz, a Climate Science Champion and Whistleblower, Has Died

October 24, 2014

Rick Piltz died on Saturday October 18 after a fight with cancer. Piltz made history in 2005 by exposing how the Bush Administration manipulated the results from climate science research.

Subcommittee Holds Hearing About Whistleblower Protections

September 26, 2014

Federal whistleblowers Robert MacLean and Robert Van Boven share their experiences and help assess the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act.

Hill Encourages DoD IG to Protect Contractor Whistleblowers

September 25, 2014

A bipartisan group of Members of Congress sent a letter chastising the DoD Office of Inspector General for having an “extremely limited definition of Department of Defense personnel to whom contractor and subcontractor employees may make protected disclosures.”

Millions Wasted on Communication Towers in Afghanistan

September 18, 2014

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction reports wasteful spending by the Department of State on underused communication towers across Afghanistan.