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June 17, 2013

By Andre Francisco

GAP Releases Statement on Snowden and the NSA



Whistleblower Protections The Government Accountability Project's (GAP) statement notes that Edward Snowden is facing “classic acts of predatory reprisal” for his leak of highly classified documents about the NSA’s surveillance programs.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 12, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Intelligence Contractors like Snowden Excluded from Whistleblower Protections



Whistleblower Protections Even as whistleblower protections have expanded, intelligence contractors like National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden are left in the cold, according to an article in the International Business Times.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 6, 2013

By Christine Anderson

One Step Closer to a More Just and Effective Military



National Security Representatives Speier and Coffman succeeded in attaching an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that will protect whistleblowers and victims of sexual assault in the military.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 6, 2013

By Danielle Brian

Shielding the Whistleblowers



Whistleblower Protections An amendment offered by Reps. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) and Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) that would go a long way to address the shortcomings of the current law to ensure that service members are protected from retaliation when they report sexual assaults and oth

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 5, 2013

By Christine Anderson

House Votes Today on Whistleblowers in the Military



Women in the Military As the House Armed Services Committee marks up the National Defense Authorization Act, POGO and others urge Members to support the Speier-Coffman Amendment for military whistleblower protection enhancements.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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