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September 25, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Settlement Finally Brings Justice to Marine Corps Whistleblower



Franz Gayl More than seven years after he first raised concerns about a lack of safe military vehicles in Iraq—truth telling that got him reprimanded and suspended—Marine science advisor Franz Gayl can finally get back to work.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

September 25, 2014

By Jessica Murphy

Hill Encourages DoD IG to Protect Contractor Whistleblowers



National Security A bipartisan group of Members of Congress sent a letter chastising the DoD Office of Inspector General for having an “extremely limited definition of Department of Defense personnel to whom contractor and subcontractor employees may make protected disclosu

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

September 19, 2014

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

DOE Handling of Whistleblower Case Leaves Much To Be Desired



whistleblowers2 The Department of Energy Inspector General will investigate Dr. James Doyle's termination for any impropriety from DOE.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

September 4, 2014

By Michael Smallberg

Watchdogs Publish More Information on Whistleblower Rights



USAID Ombudsman Last week, POGO raised concerns that some federal watchdogs were not posting enough information online for agency employees who have questions about blowing the whistle. We’re happy to report that a few watchdog offices are now taking steps to remedy the s

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

August 26, 2014

By Michael Smallberg

Watchdogs and Whistleblowers: A Progress Report



IG Ombudsman Many federal watchdogs have posted clear and comprehensive information about whistleblower protection ombudsmen on their websites, according to a review by the Project On Government Oversight. However, several watchdogs—most notably the Inspectors General at the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Agency for International Development—have done little to publicize their ombudsmen online, and may be missing an important opportunity to inform agency employees of their whistleblower rights.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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