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Los Alamos Firing Demonstrates Exactly What’s Wrong with Scientific Integrity at the Department of Energy

August 7, 2014

My colleague Lisbeth Gronlund recently wrote about the unjust firing of James Doyle, a 17-year employee of Los Alamos National Laboratory. The Department of Energy could have avoided this public embarrassment if it had enacted a strong scientific integrity policy from the outset.

When the Administration Asks Itself to Declassify

July 29, 2014

In preparing a recent report, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board demonstrated an unusual mode of declassification. In this case, the process was remarkably productive, and it may offer a precedent for future declassification efforts.

VA Inspector General wrong to demand POGO records

June 23, 2014

Gust blogger Celia Viggo Wexler, a public interest advocate and former journalist, argues that journalism, the public and whistleblowers will benefit if the VA drops its demand for POGO’s records.

Government Demands Whistleblower Organization’s Encrypted Files

June 11, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) in-house watchdog has demanded that the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) turn over all information it has collected related to abuses and mismanagement at VA medical facilities, according to a subpoena delivered to POGO May 30.

A Personal Remembrance: Black Jack Shanahan, VADM (USN Ret.)

October 30, 2013

Jack Shanahan died on 10 September 2013 at the age of 90 after a long and well-lived life. He and I became friends while I was working in the Pentagon in the 1990s. By then, he was long-retired from the Navy, and he was Director of the Center for Defense Information.

When Will the Contractors Contract?

June 14, 2013

Does privatization work as predicted by the neo-liberal ideologues?

Time for Answers on Domestic Spying Program

June 7, 2013

The public has been left completely in the dark about the scope and the extent of the government’s domestic spying.

Shielding the Whistleblowers

June 6, 2013

An amendment offered by Reps. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) and Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) that would go a long way to address the shortcomings of the current law to ensure that service members are protected from retaliation when they report sexual assaults and other unlawful behavior.

The Whistleblower Who Wouldn't Go Away

May 14, 2013

Seven years after publicly blasting the TSA, a former air marshal might finally be getting his job back