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November 4, 2014

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

POGO Stands by Fired U.S. Air Marshal Robert MacLean



Robert MacLean This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the Department of Homeland Security vs. Robert MacLean. The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is proud to be one of several organizations that has filed an amicus brief in support of Robert MacLe

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

October 30, 2014

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

DoD IG Pledges to Better Protect Contractor Whistleblowers



National Security The Department of Defense (DoD) Inspector General (IG) responded positively to a bipartisan Hill letter inquiring about a recent decision by his office that seemed to undermine contractor whistleblower protections.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

October 30, 2014

By POGO Staff

49 Organizations Call on Congress to Restore Whistleblower Rights for Intelligence Contractors



Whistleblower Protections Congress should quickly restore whistleblower rights for government contractors who work in the intelligence community, 49 ideologically diverse organizations and the Make It Safe Coalition told lawmakers in a letter today.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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 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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