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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

March 16, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Four Steps to Increase Government Transparency



White House This Sunshine Week, the Project On Government Oversight joins over 20 other organizations in asking the White House to get actively involved in the fight for openness.

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Topics: Open Government

February 26, 2015

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Secrecy Exposes Government to Shady Dealings



NSA Logo Operating in the dark could make the NSA and other intelligence agencies prone to fraud and corruption. Labor overcharging by contract employees of the NSA might only be the tip of the iceberg.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 13, 2015

By Andre Francisco

Who Controls the Security Clearances Controls the Oversight



Danielle Brian Talking Security Clearances POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian and Mike German from the Brennan Center for Justice discuss who controls security clearances for staffers and how this can negatively impact Congressional oversight.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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