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January 29, 2016

By Neil Gordon

More Troubles for Whistleblower Thomas Tamm



Photograph of Thomas Tamm and Danielle Brian The federal government hounded Thomas Tamm for years after he exposed the Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping. Now, the District of Columbia wants to take his law license away for blowing the whistle.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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

December 10, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

How the System Went After a War Hero



Jason Amerine Testimony The U.S. Army treated an American hero like a criminal for speaking to a Member of Congress about the government’s dysfunctional hostage recovery program.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

December 2, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Marines Mishandle Information-Mishandling Case



Test on black background: time and time again... Another example of the double standard within the armed services for infractions regarding classified information.

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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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