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August 13, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Despite What Obama Says, Intelligence Contractors Have Few Protections



President Obama In a news conference last week, President Obama implied that Edward Snowden could have voiced his concerns through official channels and been protected from retaliation as a whistleblower, but that's not true.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

August 7, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

DoD Memo Sheds Light on New Whistleblower Protections



Pentagon A document released by the DoD outlines new protections for whistleblowers in the intelligence and national security communities but leaves many questions unanswered.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

August 7, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Whistleblowing Study Examines Fairness vs. Loyalty



whistleblowers2 Individuals primed with a writing task on fairness were much more likely to blow the whistle on wrongdoing than those who wrote about loyalty, according to a new study.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

July 19, 2013

By Jana Persky

Court Chips Away at Whistleblower Protections



whistleblowers2 A decision this week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit narrowed the scope of Dodd-Frank protections for one whistleblower, and potentially for the many others who blow the whistle to their employers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

July 10, 2013

By Arden Arnold

Does New Policy Protect Intelligence Whistleblowers?



NSA New protections for national security and intelligence community whistleblowers are being implemented, but it is unclear yet how effective they will be.

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