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June 8, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Retired Four-Star Defends Post’s A-10 Treason Comments



Air Force General Roger Brady According to the former commander of U.S. Air Force Europe, whistleblowers should "depart service."

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

June 5, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Final Rule Ignores Warnings, Strips Employees of Due Process



Screenshot of the Federal Register Website POGO commented on a proposed rule regarding sensitive national security positions in the government back in 2013. Unfortunately, according to a notice published today, that rule remains largely unchanged and will be made final soon.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

April 24, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Petraeus Sentence Adds Insult to Injury for Whistleblowers



Photo of General David Petraeus The final turn in Petraeus’s case—his sentence—would be laughable if it wasn’t so insulting to the national security whistleblowers who face decades in prison for leaking classified information in order to stop our government from acting illegally or uncon

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections, National Security

April 9, 2015

By Joe Newman

Whistleblower Groups Urge President Obama to Fire Commerce Inspector General



Todd Zinser A coalition of whistleblower advocates are calling on President Obama to fire Commerce Department Inspector General Todd Zinser for his history of retaliating against whistleblowers and creating a hostile environment for those who might want to report wron

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

April 8, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Flying the Whistleblower-Unfriendly Skies



Add United Airlines to the list of major companies that may be suppressing whistleblowers with restrictive confidentiality agreements. The agreement United requires its employees to sign is very similar to the one for which KBR was recently punished.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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