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June 6, 2017

By Danielle Brian

Considerations for Working with Whistleblowers in a Technological Age



Whistleblower whistle Recent documents released by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on how they identified an alleged National Security Agency (NSA) contractor source provide a number of lessons and considerations for sources and journalists who seek to anonymously disclose info

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

May 30, 2017

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Strengthening Whistleblower Protections Still a Bipartisan Issue



Whistleblower Retaliation Lineup: Men in suits lined up facing a wall, their shadows elongated in front of them. One of the men's outlines is shaped like a whistle Before Memorial Day recess and with little fanfare, Congress passed legislation to close a significant loophole in the Whistleblower Protection Act. The Follow the Rules Act protects whistleblowers from having to obey orders from a supervisor that would re

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

May 19, 2017

By Nick Schwellenbach

What to Look For Next: Leak Investigations and More Attacks on the Press



Freedom of the press The administration has signaled it wants to aggressively go after the press and its sources. Congress should push back on attacks on the First Amendment.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

May 17, 2017

By Danielle Brian

In Push for FBI Director James Comey's Trump Memos, Congress Must Protect Whistleblowers



Whistleblower whistle News reports that FBI Director James Comey documented President Trump's attempt to improperly influence FBI investigations raise serious concerns about the President and the rule of law.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

May 9, 2017

By Nick Schwellenbach

Health and Human Services Illegally Gags Its Employees from Communicating With Congress



Photograph of the US Capitol - West Front View The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a memorandum to its employees on May 3, 2017, that gags them from speaking with Congress and thus violates the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012. The memorandum was made public today b

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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