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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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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

July 2, 2013

By Jana Persky

Retroactive Rights a Victory for Whistleblowers



whistleblowers2 Last week, the U.S. Merit Systems Protections Board expanded the application of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act and granted anti-retaliation protection to whistleblowers whose cases were pending before the WPEA was passed in November 2012.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

July 2, 2013

By Andrew Wyner

U.S. Airman Denied American-Made Boots



Chinese Boots Master Sgt. Steven Adachi's quest for American-made boots instead of Chinese ones has led to a reprimand, retaliation, and a bipartisan congressional inquiry.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 26, 2013

By Andre Francisco

The Hill Calls POGO’s Danielle Brian 'A Voice for Whistleblowers'



Danielle Brian Yesterday, The Hill profiled Danielle Brian, the Project On Government Oversight’s executive director, and reexamined her decades of work to protect whistleblowers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 26, 2013

By Jana Persky

Snowden Becomes Latest Leaker Charged with Espionage Under Obama



Edward Snowden Edward Snowden has officially been charged with violating the Espionage Act, the Justice Department said last Friday.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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