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December 3, 2014

By Joe Newman

Former Senate Investigator to Lead POGO’s New Congressional Oversight Initiative



U.S. Capitol Justin Rood, a former Senate investigator and award-winning journalist, has joined the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) to direct its new Congressional Oversight Initiative.

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 30, 2014

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

DoD IG Pledges to Better Protect Contractor Whistleblowers



National Security The Department of Defense (DoD) Inspector General (IG) responded positively to a bipartisan Hill letter inquiring about a recent decision by his office that seemed to undermine contractor whistleblower protections.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

October 28, 2014

By Jessica Murphy

FBI Proposes Changes to Whistleblower Protections



whistleblowers2 The DOJ recently released a comprehensive—albeit imperfect—list of recommendations for improved whistleblower protections in the FBI.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

September 26, 2014

By Jessica Murphy

Subcommittee Holds Hearing About Whistleblower Protections



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

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

September 25, 2014

By Jessica Murphy

Hill Encourages DoD IG to Protect Contractor Whistleblowers



National Security 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 disclosu

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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