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August 14, 2014

By Adam Zagorin

Probe Finds Army General Obstructed Official Investigation—Once Again



Gen. Patton The Pentagon Inspector General has found that a two-star general obstructed an investigation into widespread fraud and patient abuse at a U.S.-funded hospital in Afghanistan, according to a report published today at POGO.org.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

August 8, 2014

By Max Johnson

Whistleblowers Silenced by Non-Disclosure Agreements



Signature The Project On Government Oversight, along with more than 50 other organizations, wrote to the SEC urging them to take action against financial companies whose employees are forced to sign non-disclosure agreements that violate their whistleblower protecti

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

July 30, 2014

By David S. Hilzenrath

At VA, Complaint Couched in Humor Was a Punishable Offense



Shopping Cart VA employee and whistleblower Stuart Kallio was reprimanded for sending a satirical email in which he imagined his life as a “Homeless Supervisor” after his cubicle was given to someone else.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

July 30, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

POGO Letter to VA Secretary Prompts Congressional Action



VA Seal The Representatives from Arizona sent a letter to Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson requesting an investigation into allegations POGO reported last week regarding the new interim director of the VA Southwest Health Care Network who allegedly retaliated agai

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

July 28, 2014

By Michelle Li

House Committee Investigating Commerce IG Todd Zinser



Todd Zinser The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is conducting a bipartisan investigation into allegations that Department of Commerce Inspector General Todd Zinser has failed to discipline two of his closest aides, who were found to have intimidated employees that they perceived to be potential whistleblowers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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