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May 2, 2016

By Neil Gordon

CIA Watchdog Finds Abuses in Use of Independent Contractors



CIA Headquarters A newly released Inspector General audit found the CIA broke the law in its hiring and managing its independent contractors. The agency might also have overpaid for the services.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 15, 2016

By Iulia Gheorghiu

A Good American Asks for Transparency



A Good American Film Screenshot Whistleblowers join forces with Austrian director in documentary to increase efforts to declassify Department of Defense Inspector General’s Report.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, National Security

January 7, 2016

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Organizations Demand Investigation of Insider Threat Program



Intelligence Whistleblower Security Hacking POGO was joined by 21 other civil society organizations across the political spectrum in requesting Intelligence Community Inspector General Charles McCullough to investigate whether the Insider Threat Program is being used to improperly target whistleblow

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

November 24, 2015

By Daniel Van Schooten

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: There are Still No Good Options for Intelligence Community Whistleblowers



Thomas Drake Ridenhour Serious and systemic problems continue to exist in the intelligence community's accountability system. Current laws and policies are nowhere near sufficient, as shown by a recent report by the PEN America Center.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

October 20, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

United Nations: Whistleblowers Need Protection



Whistleblower whistle 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.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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