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The Hill Calls POGO’s Danielle Brian 'A Voice for Whistleblowers'

Yesterday, The Hill profiled Danielle Brian, the Project On Government Oversight’s executive director, and reexamined her decades of work to protect whistleblowers.

Brian has been POGO’s executive director for 20 years and with the organization for 25 years. The profile said she “has made a career of exposing government misdeeds and trying to protect the whistle-blowers who reveal them.”

The leaks by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden have brought Brian and POGO’s work on contracting and whistleblower protections back into the spotlight. Unfortunately, the prominent stories about the leak are about Snowden’s whereabouts and not the deeper issues of whistleblower protections and government secrecy that his disclosures have highlighted.

From the article:

Brian warned that another big part of the problem is going unaddressed: Congress and the intelligence community have failed to provide would-be whistle-blowers an outlet to disclose wrongdoing.

“They’re actually fulfilling their worst nightmares by making the media the only outlet,” Brian said. “I wish the policymakers would recognize that this should be the alarm bell that we will continue to have more leaks like this because there aren’t safe and meaningful channels of disclosing.”

Read the full profile at The Hill.

By: Andre Francisco
Online Producer, POGO

andre francisco Andre Francisco is the Online Producer for the Project On Government Oversight.

Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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