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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

October 28, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

No News on the Uranium Processing Facility May Be Good News



UPF The Government Accountability Office released its fourth report on the proposed Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) at the Y-12 nuclear complex, and indicates that alternatives to this multi-billion-dollar boondoggle are finally being explored.

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Topics: National Security

October 27, 2014

By Michael Smallberg

New Report of IG Concealment: Déjà Vu All Over Again?



Michael G. Carroll The Inspector General at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is in the hot seat over allegations of hiding negative findings. Recently, there have been a slew of recent reports about inspectors general who allegedly hid or edited negative

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 24, 2014

By Jessica Murphy

Rick Piltz, a Climate Science Champion and Whistleblower, Has Died



Rick Piltz Rick Piltz died on Saturday October 18 after a fight with cancer. Piltz made history in 2005 by exposing how the Bush Administration manipulated the results from climate science research.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

October 24, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Dead Air: TV Trucks Purchased for Afghanistan Never Used



TV Truck Taxpayers paid $3.6 million for television production vehicles donated to Afghanistan that have never been used.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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