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November 12, 2015

By Mandy Smithberger

Retired Army Lt. Col. Daniel Davis: Protect Military Whistleblowers



Photograph of Danny Davis In a Veterans’ Day OpEd, Center for Defense Information Military Advisory Board member Lt. Col. Daniel Davis USA (ret.) argues that we must do more to protect whistleblowers in the military.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, National Security

October 20, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

United Nations: Whistleblowers Need Protection



Whistleblower whistle The United Nations’ Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression has weighed in on whistleblower protections, highlighting especially the need to provide protections to employees in the national security field.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

October 6, 2015

By Daniel Van Schooten

Secret Service Investigation Used to Identify Whistleblowers



Department of Homeland Security The DHS Office of the Inspector General has allowed officials from the agency being investigated to participate in the inquiry. Is it any surprise that the inquiry is now being used to identify whistleblowers?

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

September 29, 2015

By Daniel Van Schooten

VA Whistleblowers Testify at Senate Hearing



VA Whistleblowers Senate Hearing There is an ongoing culture of retaliation and fear across the VA, and those responsible for it are often going unpunished.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

September 9, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

The Hillary Email Double Standard



Hillary Clinton The Hillary Clinton email scandal illustrates the disparity in the treatment of high-level officials to that of whistleblowers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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