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March 21, 2018

By Andrea Peterson

Key Intel Whistleblower Official Fired as Spy Agencies Face Oversight Crisis



Dan Meyer Whistleblower retaliation concerns have even infected the offices that are supposed to be a safe haven for those who report abuse in the Intelligence Community.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

March 21, 2018

By Rebecca Jones

Short-Staffed: Vacancies Leave Life-Altering Oversight Work for Later



Empty conference room Several administrative review boards lack adequate membership to decide important questions of workers’ rights and surveillance oversight. As a result, workers can’t find relief and the American public is worse off.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections, National Security

March 12, 2018

By Nick Schwellenbach

The Modern Politics of American Whistleblowing



Whistleblower retaliation target Whistleblowers are critical to journalists; their disclosures can inform the public and help hold the powerful accountable. They can reveal wrongdoing that government officials or corporate titans would rather keep under wraps.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

March 12, 2018

By Nicholas Trevino

POGO Lights Up for Sunshine Week



Sun illuminates the US Capitol Every year during Sunshine Week, citizens across the country shine a light on the problems preventing Americans from enjoying the open government that they deserve.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

February 7, 2018

By Daniel Van Schooten

Insider Threat Programs Could Chill Whistleblowing, Agency Warns



A blue whistle against a black backdrop. New guidance from the Office of Special Counsel warns federal agencies that non-disclosure agreements, insider threat programs, and employee monitoring programs may violate whistleblower protections.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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