About POGO

Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Director of Public Policy

ehempowicz@pogo.org |

Year Started at POGO: 2014

Area of expertise: Advocacy Campaigns, Policy Analysis, Freedom of Information Act, Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

Elizabeth Hempowicz is POGO’s Director of Public Policy. She oversees POGO’s legislative reform work, with a focus on whistleblower protections and government accountability. Liz develops and advances public policies to combat corruption and to promote openness and accountability in government. She strategizes on the best way to translate POGO report findings into legislative reforms. She has participated in efforts to improve lobbying and congressional ethics rules, whistleblower protections, the Freedom of Information Act, and other open government initiatives. She has testified before Congress and been quoted or appeared in several news outlets. She earned her J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law in 2014, where she served as the Managing Editor of the Legislation & Policy Brief. She earned a B.A. in International Political Economy and Diplomacy at the University of Bridgeport in 2010, where she graduated magna cum laude. Elizabeth is licensed to practice law in the State of New York.

POGO Highlights:

The Watchdogs After Forty Years: Recommendations for Our Nation's Federal Inspectors General

July 9, 2018

Is the work of the IG community fulfilling the promises of four decades ago? POGO’s recommendations address the need for strong and consistent leadership, a higher prioritization of major issues affecting the nation, such as harm to the public’s health, safety, and constitutional rights, and how to best work with and support whistleblowers.

POGO to Defense Bill Conferees: Increase Accountability and Strengthen Pentagon Spending Oversight

July 2, 2018

In a letter to conferees for the fiscal year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act POGO urged members of Congress to beware gimmicks that would hurt taxpayers and service members.

Civil Society Warns Against Pentagon’s Repeat FOIA Secrecy Exemption Ask

May 7, 2018

Concerned organizations warn the Armed Services Committees that the Pentagon’s recent exemption request would undermine FOIA by creating an unnecessary and overbroad secrecy provision that is at odds with FOIA’s goal of transparency and accountability to the public.

Civil Society Urges Mulvaney Not to Cut Off Access to Consumer Complaint Database

May 1, 2018

Civil society urges the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau not to cut off access to a publicly accessible, user-friendly, searchable system that allows individuals to research companies and services to ensure that they are legitimate and operating legally.

POGO Response to President Trump's Letter

April 24, 2018

POGO's Danielle Brian sent a letter to President Trump over a year ago detailing some ways he could create meaningful transparency in his administration. Last month we received a response and today we sent a letter requesting a meeting to further discuss our suggestions.

38 Former Elected Republicans and Former Judges and Prosecutors Call on Congress to Protect the Special Counsel

April 17, 2018

POGO gathered over three dozen former elected Republicans and Republican-appointed federal judges and prosecutors to call on Senate Republicans to support a bipartisan bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from an unjustified termination.

POGO Supports House Efforts to Preserve Special Counsel's Work

April 17, 2018

POGO commends Representatives Doggett and Raskin for introducing legislation that would preserve Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative work in the event that he is fired before he completes his investigation.

POGO Asks Chairman Gowdy to Give the Oversight Gavel to a Member Willing to do the Job

April 2, 2018

POGO has asked the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to pass his gavel to another member after an appearance on CBS's Face the Nation where he appeared to disparage Congress' ability to conduct meaningful oversight.

POGO Urges the President to Look at the Revolving Door as Part of Opioid Crisis Work

March 26, 2018

POGO sends an open letter to President Trump saying that any steps his Administration takes to combat the opioid crisis must address this revolving door between government and pharmaceutical companies if it is to successfully stop this growing crisis.

Civil Society Demands Transparency and Accountability for CIA Nominee's Role in Torture of Detainees

March 16, 2018

Today POGO joined 28 other concerned civil society organizations in demanding that the Senate refuse to consder the Nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA until they are able to conduct legitimate oversight over her reported role overseeing the torture of detainees at a secret CIA detention site and her participation in a deliberate attempt to avoid accountability by destroying video evidence of CIA torture.

POGO to Attorney General Sessions: Opioid Task Force Must Examine the Revolving Door

March 16, 2018

The opioid crisis has been fueled for decades by the legalized corruption created by the revolving door between the government and drug companies, that is why POGO asked Attorney General Jess Sessions to instruct the new opioid crisis task force.

POGO Supports Funding Request Benefiting Election Cybersecurity

March 15, 2018

POGO wrote Senate Appropriations Committee leadership to support a grant funding request that would fund the Election Assistance Commission. The money would go toward election cybersecurity training and would ensure the establishment of voting paper trails and post-election audits.

POGO Asks SEC to Investigate Carl Icahn for Insider Trading

March 5, 2018

POGO urged the SEC to investigate Carl Icahn, former advisor to President Trump, for possible insider trading as well as whether government officials provided him with non-public, market-moving information.

POGO Submits Hatch Act Complaint to Office of Special Counsel Alleging Violation by FCC Commissioner

February 27, 2018

POGO submitted a complaint to the Office of Special Counsel alleging a Hatch Act Violation by FCC Commissioner Commissioner Michael O’Rielly during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

POGO Joins Coalition to Highlight Another Executive Branch Misstep on Whistleblower Gag Orders

February 22, 2018

The Make It Safe Coalition, a coalition of organizations concerned with government accountability, transparency and whistleblower protection, requests the Office of Special Counsel conduct an investigation into the Department of Justice’s violation of anti-gag provisions in the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act in a January 2018 memorandum.

POGO Joins Letter Highlighting Problems Caused by Lack of Census Bureau Director

January 18, 2018

Without a nominee for the vacant Census Bureau Director position, the White House is running afoul of legal requirements to fill the position.

Civil Society Urges Congress to Support the Special Counsel Integrity Act

December 21, 2017

Nonpartisan civil society organizations sent a letter to Members of Congress today urging them to support the bipartisan and bicameral Special Counsel Integrity Act.

POGO Supports Bill to Increase Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports

December 13, 2017

Today, POGO joins dozens of civil society organizations in supporting the bipartisan Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act (ACMRA), common-sense legislation that improves Congress’s ability to oversee the Executive branch and provides needed governmental transparency.

POGO Strongly Opposes House Bill to Protect Secrecy Around Oil and Gas Payments

December 12, 2017

POGO's Executive Director, Danielle Brian sent a letter today to the House Financial Services Committee to express our opposition to legislation aimed at protecting industry secrecy at the expense of the American taxpayer.

POGO Joins Civil Society in Opposing Expanded Government Surveillance

December 1, 2017

Civil society expressed it's strong opposition to the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017, highlighting that the bill is not reform but an expansion of government surveillance authorities.

POGO Calls for an Investigation into Possible Violation of Whistleblower Protection Law

November 30, 2017

Today, POGO sent a letter to the Office of Special Counsel asking that the office open an investigation into a possible violation of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act by Customs and Border Protection.

Whistleblower Coalition Champions Legislation to Hold Retaliators Accountable

October 4, 2017

Members of the Make it Safe Coalition Steering Committee highlight the necessity for legislation to require punishment when supervisors are found to have retaliated against whistleblowers.

Civil Society Objects to Broad Application of Congressional Secrecy

September 27, 2017

Concerned organizations sent a letter to members of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the House of Representatives to express concern over the broad interpretation asserted by the House on what records can be considered Congressional records not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

POGO Joins Ethics Watchdogs in Demanding Transparency

September 15, 2017

POGO joins ethics watchdogs in asking the Office of Government Ethics to clarify that anonymous contributions from lobbyists to legal defense funds should be prohibited.

POGO Opposes Bill to Hide Border Security Information

September 7, 2017

POGO joins Cause of Action, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, and OpenTheGovernment in opposing a provision in Senator Cornyn's border security bill that would shield all bill implementation from public scrutiny.

POGO Joins Dozens of Organizations to Express Concern Over Dropped Broad Information Demand

August 24, 2017

Dozens of bipartisan organizations sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions today expressing deep concern over the Department of Justice's extremely broad demand for information on all visitors to a website used to organize protests on Inauguration Day. The request was narrowed after public criticism, however the groups remain concerned.

POGO Urges Congress to Oversee Implementation of New Whistleblower Laws at the VA

August 23, 2017

POGO wrote a letter to the Veterans Affairs Committees in Congress to raise concerns about VA Secretary David Shulkin’s plans to use the recently passed VA Whistleblower Protection and Accountability Act to fire Brian Hawkins, the former director of the VA hospital in Washington, DC. Without speaking to the merits of Hawkins’ allegations against the VA, POGO urged Congress to ensure that the spirit of the law is followed in its implementation.

POGO Joins Letter Calling for Private Prison Transparency

July 28, 2017

POGO joins interested organizations in again supporting increased transparency around private detention centers used by the Federal government.

POGO Joins Whistleblower Community in Supporting Whistleblower Appreciation Day

July 24, 2017

POGO joins members of the Make It Safe Coalition, to applaud the introduction of the Whistleblower Appreciation Day resolution for 2017 and to urge Senators to pass the resolution.

POGO Supports Whistleblower Appreciation Day

July 20, 2017

Senator Chuck Grassley has introduced a resolution to again mark July 30 and Whistleblower Appreciation Day. Blowing the whistle on the federal government often comes at a great personal and professional cost, POGO supports this effort to celebrate these brave individuals.

Civil Society Objects to Senate's Regression into Secrecy

June 27, 2017

Civil society urges Senate to reconsider closed meetings about defense appropriations bill, and at the very least, to hold a public vote so that constituents may see which of their senators want to authorize more than $600 billion in spending without any public scrutiny.

Civil Society Opposes DoD's Requested FOIA Expansion, Again

June 26, 2017

For the third year in a row, civil society has banded together to oppose the inclusion of a new FOIA exemption for the Pentagon without significant involvement of the committees of jurisdiction over FOIA.

POGO Joins Groups Asking Congressional Budget Office to Increase Transparency

June 19, 2017

POGO joined 26 groups concerned about transparency and accountability urging the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to improve the transparency and usability of its data.

POGO Joins Civil Society to Raise Red Flags in VA Bill

June 1, 2017

POGO joined the whistleblower advocacy community in raising red flags about language in a whistleblower protection bill signed by the President.

POGO Testimony on VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act

May 17, 2017

POGO commends the accountability and reporting mechanisms included in the creation of the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection in this bipartisan legislation.

Civil Society Responds to House Attempt to Limit FOIA

May 9, 2017

Last week, news broke that Chairman Hensarling of the Committee on Financial Services in the House instructed Executive Branch agencies to incorrectly apply the legal standards of the Freedom of Information Act. POGO was joined by 20 civil society organizations to object to this action.

2017 Baker’s Dozen of Suggested Congressional Oversight Priorities and Legislative Reforms

March 28, 2017

Every Congress POGO identifies thirteen policy areas that we believe are ripe for legislative reform. This "Baker's Dozen" includes recommendations for legislation and provides lawmakers with a roadmap for reform for the next two years.

Suggested Ethics Reforms for 2017

February 14, 2017

POGO submitted a response to an invitation from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to share our ideas and proposals with on how to uphold and protect the independence and vital role of the Office of Government Ethics and to strengthen ethics in the executive branch.

Written Testimony of POGO's Elizabeth Hempowicz on Five Years Later: A Review of the WPEA

February 1, 2017

In testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) said the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, passed in 2012, has made it easier for federal employees to report wrongdoing, but there are significant challenges to enforcement and implementation of the law.

Clock is Ticking on the 114th Congress

December 9, 2016

POGO's Policy Counsel, Liz Hempowicz, joins our latest podcast to talk about two good government wins included in the defense budget bill, for information access and whistleblower protections, as well as our hopes for the Inspector General Empowerment Act.

Wait, the Pentagon Wants Even More Secrecy?

September 16, 2016

If we don't get Congress to change this secrecy clause in the NDAA, we may be stuck with a Pentagon that cannot be held accountable for wasting taxpayer money. Listen to this 9 minute podcast.

POGO Asks DHS to Pause Procurement of Private Detention Centers

August 31, 2016

Earlier today, POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian sent a letter to DHS Secretary Johnson commending him for opening a review of DHS's use of private immigration detention centers and urging him to freeze the contracting process on new private centers pending the findings of that review.

Congress: Protect FOIA from the Pentagon

August 24, 2016

Thirty-nine organizations across the political spectrum demand Congress protect FOIA from the Department of Defense's latest attempt to carve itself out from sharing government records.

Broad Coalition Denounces FOIA Carve Outs In the NDAA

June 14, 2016

Like last year, DoD asked the Armed Services Committees to include carve outs to FOIA law for records that go beyond national security information and instead cover innocuous but potentially embarrassing documents.

Civil Society to House: Pass Widely Supported FOIA Bill

June 13, 2016

POGO and 27 good government, transparency, and civil liberties organizations wrote to express strong support for the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 and asked that the House of Representatives vote on and pass this bill as soon as possible. The bill is scheduled to be considered Monday June 13th.

POGO Asks President to Withdraw FDA Nominee

February 9, 2016

POGO urged President Obama to withdraw his nominee to head the FDA, Dr. Robert Califf, from Senate consideration.

POGO Urges Senate to Vote Against Nominee to the FDA

February 9, 2016

POGO's Executive Director, Danielle Brian, sent a letter to the Senate urging Senators to vote against Dr. Robert Califf's nomination to head the FDA. Based on our in-depth investigation into one of the clinical trials he chaired, POGO concluded he is not fit to be the FDA Administrator.

Civil Society Pushes Back to Get Answers on Surveillance

January 13, 2016

Thirty civil society organizations push back on lack of clear answers about surveillance activities from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

POGO's Liz Hempowicz Testifies on Whistleblower Protections before the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

November 18, 2015

None of us would be aware of the extent of the problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs if not for whistleblowers.

POGO Letter to Conferees on the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act

June 25, 2015

In a letter to the Senate and House Armed Services Committee, POGO outlines key acquisition reform policies, wasteful defense spending in conventional and nuclear weapons and MOX, support for close air support and the A-10, and oversight over risky weapon programs like the littoral combat ship (LCS) and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

POGO's 2015 Baker’s Dozen of Suggested Congressional Oversight Priorities and Legislative Reforms

February 11, 2015

Implementing the following recommendations will help to the country achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical government—one that is truly responsive to the needs of its citizens.

Intelligence Committee Signals Concern for Whistleblowers: Will it Lead to Action?

September 14, 2017

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence recently signaled a growing concern “about the level of protection afforded to whistleblowers within the IC and the level of insight congressional committees have into their disclosures.”

Veterans Affairs Response to Alleged Whistleblowers Still Worrying

August 11, 2017

The firing of the Washington, D.C. veterans’ medical center director provides the first test of a new Department of Veterans Affairs accountability and whistleblower protection law.

Strengthening Whistleblower Protections Still a Bipartisan Issue

May 30, 2017

Before Memorial Day recess and with little fanfare, Congress passed legislation to close a significant loophole in the Whistleblower Protection Act. The Follow the Rules Act protects whistleblowers from having to obey orders from a supervisor that would require them to break agency rules or regulations.

For Now, Secrecy Trumps Transparency at the White House

April 21, 2017

Unfortunately, the Trump Administration has decided they will not disclose the names of visitors to the White House, a giant step backwards from the previous administration.

Unmuzzle the Ethics Watchdog

February 14, 2017

Congress should expand the law to ensure the Office of Government Ethics has clear, independent authority to investigate complaints and to issue binding corrective and disciplinary actions when there is an ethics violation.

House off to Strong Start on Whistleblower Protections in 2017

February 2, 2017

A House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee hearing highlighted that the Committee is seriously considering legislative improvements to whistleblower protections, and is ready and willing to conduct oversight of the administration’s handling of whistleblowers. As always, this oversight is incredibly important.

Second Ethics Office Challenged

January 13, 2017

Congress clashes with the Office of Government Ethics over handling of conflicts-of-interest issues involving the incoming administration and President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees.

New Roadblock for Inspectors General Access to Information

December 2, 2016

Last minute concerns over the IG Empowerment Act of 2015 may delay necessary legislation until next Congress.

ICE Quietly Moving in to Take Over DOJ’s Private Prisons

October 31, 2016

Instead of halting new contracts while it reviews whether or not to continue using private detention centers, ICE moves in on one of Bureau of Prisons’ newly vacant private prisons.

Busting the Myth of Whistleblower Protections for IC Contractors

September 20, 2016

There is one undeniable fact surrounding Snowden’s circumstances that has been misreported by Congress and the Executive Branch far too many times: the Intelligence Community (IC) contractor would have had almost no protections had he come forward through proper channels.

FBI Recognizes Whistleblowers’ Role; Congress Seeks to Improve Protections

August 4, 2016

FBI Director Comey highlighted the culture change necessary to utilize whistleblower complaints, but legislation is still necessary to protect the jobs of those whistleblowers. The House and Senate have offered a bill that would do that.

Just in Time for its 50th Anniversary, FOIA is Improved

July 1, 2016

POGO broke down some of the biggest improvements in the freshly signed FOIA Improvement Act of 2016.

Rare Instance of Transparency in DOJ Attorney Misconduct

May 24, 2016

Last week, an order and opinion by United States District Judge Andrew S. Hanen provided some rare transparency into a case of DOJ attorney misconduct.

Another Year, Another Unhelpful FOIA Report

May 20, 2016

The methodology in an annual agency FOIA survey leaves much to be desired. The Office of Information Policy should take a closer look at how agencies are implementing FOIA.

Some Issues POGO Highlighted with OSC Fixed in House Bill

March 23, 2016

Issues POGO raised in a 2008 report about the Office of Special Counsel were addressed in a recent House Bill.

House Starts 2016 with FOIA Reform; Eyes on the Senate Now

January 12, 2016

The House of Representatives passed the FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act, the bipartisan answer to problems that have plagued those who use the Freedom of Information Act for years. It is now up to the Senate to pass this important legislation and get it to the President’s desk.

Marines Mishandle Information-Mishandling Case

December 2, 2015

Another example of the double standard within the armed services for infractions regarding classified information.

Legislation Aims to Fix Bad OLC Decision that Stymies IGs

November 6, 2015

POGO supports the bipartisan Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2015.

Time to Retire the “Hastert Rule” and Return to Order

October 29, 2015

New Speaker of the House Paul Ryan should retire the "Hastert Rule" and lead the House of Representatives back to a place where genuine debate guides the legislating process.

United Nations: Whistleblowers Need Protection

October 20, 2015

The United Nations’ Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression has weighed in on whistleblower protections, highlighting especially the need to provide protections to employees in the national security field.

The Hillary Email Double Standard

September 9, 2015

The Hillary Clinton email scandal illustrates the disparity in the treatment of high-level officials to that of whistleblowers.

Why the NDAA is Much Bigger than Just the Defense Budget

July 13, 2015

The annual behemoth defense spending bill has become the method of choice for a lot of elected officials to shuttle unpopular legislation through Congress in near secrecy.

Application of FOIA in Army Case Leaves Much to be Desired

July 1, 2015

U.S. Central Command is misusing the Freedom of Information Act to hide a report on war crimes in Afghanistan.

Final Rule Ignores Warnings, Strips Employees of Due Process

June 5, 2015

POGO commented on a proposed rule regarding sensitive national security positions in the government back in 2013. Unfortunately, according to a notice published today, that rule remains largely unchanged and will be made final soon.

Senate Committee—Breaking Rules and Not Giving Names

May 6, 2015

Not only does the Senate Armed Services Committee want to debate their behemoth authorization bill in secret, they want to do so by disregarding their own committee rules.

Petraeus Sentence Adds Insult to Injury for Whistleblowers

April 24, 2015

The final turn in Petraeus’s case—his sentence—would be laughable if it wasn’t so insulting to the national security whistleblowers who face decades in prison for leaking classified information in order to stop our government from acting illegally or unconstitutionally, in a way that endangers American lives.

Other Areas that Could Use a Little Sun

March 30, 2015

Although Sunshine Week 2015 is over, there are still so many areas of government that would benefit from increased transparency and openness.

SANE Act Reintroduced; Would Save Taxpayers Tens of Billions

March 23, 2015

The reintroduced SANE Act, if passed, would save taxpayers an estimated $100 billion dollars over the next 10 years, in part by implementing reforms that POGO has been advocating for years.

The Senate Should Let the Sun Shine on the NDAA

March 20, 2015

Holding debates and markups in secret is the antithesis of open government, and the Senate Armed Services Committee should consider opening up its doors to the public.

Four Steps to Increase Government Transparency

March 16, 2015

This Sunshine Week, the Project On Government Oversight joins over 20 other organizations in asking the White House to get actively involved in the fight for openness.

POGO to Launch Congressional Subpoena Rule Database

January 16, 2015

POGO’s Congressional Oversight Initiative has begun to create an online database of each committee's and subcommittee’s subpoena and deposition rules, and is reaching out to congressional staff for opinions on how these rules help or hinder bipartisan cooperation and effective oversight.

Last Minute Frenzy Around FOIA and Its Disappointing End

December 16, 2014

Both the House of Representatives and the Senate unanimously passed Freedom of Information Act reform laws in this past year, yet the 113th Congress ended without sending any FOIA legislation to the President. How last minute lobbying quietly killed widely supported bipartisan FOIA reform.

In Defense of National Security Whistleblowers

September 26, 2014

In a recent Harvard Law & Policy Review article, Yochai Benkler, law professor and co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, introduced the idea of a “public accountability defense,” especially for national security whistleblowers.

POGO Joins in Asking FCC to Reform Radio Political Ad Info

August 29, 2014

POGO joins 10 other groups asking the FCC to require radio stations to post political ad spending information to an online database.

July 10, 2018

One year in, VA employees still approach accountability office with caution

Federal News Radio | By Nicole Ogrysko

July 10, 2018

Whistleblowers’ options for legal appeals just got wider

Federal Times | By Jessie Bur

July 10, 2018

Trump Signs Federal Sector Whistleblower Bill (Corrected)

Bloomberg | By Louis LaBrecque

June 25, 2018

Congress Sends Trump Bill to Widen Whistleblower Access to Courts

Government Executive | By Charles S. Clark

June 1, 2018

National Whistleblower Center Executive Director Leads Whistleblower Workshop on the Hill

Whistleblower Protection Blog | By Ben Kostyack

May 14, 2018

Democrats push back on DoD decision to withhold troop numbers overseas

Federal News Radio | By Scott Maucione

May 2, 2018

Lawmakers considering DoD’s perennial ask to change FOIA law

Federal News Radio | By Scott Maucione

March 29, 2018

Justice Watchdog Adds FBI Surveillance Issues to an Already Full Plate

Government Executive | By Charles S. Clark

March 27, 2018

Civics 101 Podcast - Episode 110: The Hatch Act

NPR - Civics 101 Podcast | By Virginia Prescott

March 23, 2018

Can White House Staffers and a Porn Star Break Free From Reported NDAs?

WNYC (NPR) | By Todd Zwillich

March 19, 2018

Trump NDAs can’t silence ex-White House officials: legal experts

Reuters | By Alison Frankel

March 9, 2018

NBC Nightly News: Cabinet Secretaries Under Fire for Spending

NBC Nightly News | By Tom Costello

March 9, 2018

Watchdog: GSA Communications Policies Could Chill Whistleblowing

Government Executive | By Charles S. Clark

February 15, 2018

The Army IG says there are too many whistleblower reprisal cases, but that might not be bad

Federal News Radio | By Scott Maucione

February 7, 2018

Liz Hempowicz: Past, present, future of whistleblower protection laws

Federal News Radio | By Tom Temin

February 6, 2018

Civics 101 Podcast - Episode 97: Inspectors General

NPR - Civics 101 Podcast | By Virginia Prescott

January 18, 2018

Intelligence Community Contractors Gain Whistleblower Protections

Government Executive | By Charles S. Clark

November 30, 2017

Tillerson Could Be Replaced by CIA’s Pompeo at State Dep’t

Courthouse News | By Brandi Buchman

November 28, 2017

FBI deviated from its policy on alerting hacking victims

Associated Press | By Desmond Butler, Jeff Donn, Raphael Satter

November 14, 2017

Inspectors general are in demand during the Trump era

CNN | By Gregory Wallace

October 20, 2017

Is the Intel Community’s Whistleblower Outreach Being Shut Down?

Government Executive | By Charles S. Clark

October 13, 2017

Whistleblower protection bill sent to President as complaints of retaliation grow

United Press International (UPI) | By James LaPorta

October 13, 2017

House Moves Bills Enhancing Whistleblower Protections

Government Executive | By Charles S. Clark

October 12, 2017

Whistle-Blower Retaliation Bill Clears Congress, Heads to Trump

Bloomberg BNA | By Louis C. LaBrecque

October 5, 2017

Mattis warns DoD against leaks in new memo

DefenseNews | By Tara Copp

September 8, 2017

Blame Bad Leaders For Military Waste

War Is Boring |

June 27, 2017

McCain closes doors to public on NDAA sausage-making

Federal News Radio | By Scott Maucione

June 12, 2017

DoD asks Congress for bigger pay raise, FOIA exemptions

Federal News Radio | By Scott Maucione

May 11, 2017

IGs say budget cuts to their offices will do more harm than good

Federal News Radio | By Scott Maucione

May 9, 2017

Government Watchdog Groups Say Congressman's FOIA Letters Set "A Troubling Precedent"

BuzzFeed News | By Mary Ann Georgantopoulos

May 9, 2017

Grassley, Chaffetz Send Fiery Response To HHS Memo They Say Chills Whistleblowing

The Daily Astorian | By Kaiser Health News

May 3, 2017

House Panel Clears Expanded OSC Access to Protect Whistleblowers

Government Executive | By Charles S. Clark

February 18, 2017

C-SPAN Whistleblower Protections

C-SPAN | By With POGO's Elizabeth Hempowicz

February 14, 2017

Ethics Watchdog Can't Probe Conway, Punish Ethics Violators

The Daily Caller | By Ethan Barton

February 7, 2017

Making A FOIA Request Is About To Get Tougher At FBI

The Daily Caller | By Kathryn Watson

June 28, 2016

The U.S. Navy’s “Fat Leonard Scandal” Highlights the Need for Whistleblower Protection

The National Interest; The Buzz | By POGO's Dan Grazier and Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

April 12, 2016

Proposed FOIA Changes Could Shield Pentagon Documents on Torture, Contractor Abuse

Government Executive; govexec.com | By Charles S. Clark

February 20, 2016

These 8 federal agencies are the worst. Here's how to fix them

Washington Examiner | By Washington Examiner Staff

June 14, 2015

Has America changed since Edward Snowden's disclosures?

Summit Daily | By David Sirota

June 10, 2015

Free Speech Zone

Huff Post Live; Whistleblower Protection Story begins around 10:04. | By Alyona Minkovski

March 12, 2015

Whistleblowers and the prosecution loophole

The Hill | By Shanna Devine and Liz Hempowicz

February 19, 2015

5 Government Reforms That Could Save Billions

The Fiscal Times | By Brianna Ehley