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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

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

July 28, 2014

By Michelle Li

House Committee Investigating Commerce IG Todd Zinser



Todd Zinser The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is conducting a bipartisan investigation into allegations that Department of Commerce Inspector General Todd Zinser has failed to discipline two of his closest aides, who were found to have intimidated employees that they perceived to be potential whistleblowers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

May 21, 2014

By Neil Gordon

FOUO? Phooey!



Open Government The Pentagon's Inspector General is using the "for official use only" information label to bury findings of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement in defense programs.

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Topics: Government Accountability

May 21, 2014

By Joshua Christensen

DoD IG Narrowing Whistleblower Protections



whistleblowers2 The DoD IG must reconsider its ruling that restricts who can receive a protected disclosure from contractor employees. The IG is ignoring the law and making it more difficult for whistleblowers to expose waste, fraud, and abuse.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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