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September 20, 2016

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Busting the Myth of Whistleblower Protections for IC Contractors



Edward Snowden Wired Magazine Cover on News Stand 8/2014 by Mike Mozart on Flickr There is one undeniable fact surrounding Snowden’s circumstances that has been misreported by Congress and the Executive Branch far too many times: the Intelligence Community (IC) contractor would have had almost no protections had he come forward through proper channels.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, National Security

September 8, 2016

By Iulia Gheorghiu

POGO Critical of Pentagon Watchdog’s Handling of Whistleblowers



Photo of Mandy Smithberger, Director of the CDI's Straus Military Reform Project at POGO The director of POGO’s military reform project testified about the inadequate protections for whistleblowers who come forward to report misconduct at the Pentagon. Mandy Smithberger’s testimony called on the Department of Defense’s Office of Inspector Gene

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

August 29, 2016

By Neil Gordon

Whistleblower Rejects $8 Million Award to Protest Revolving Door



Business man silhouette Eric Ben-Artzi turned down an $8.25 million award for blowing the whistle on fraud at Deutsche Bank because the government let the company’s executives off the hook.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, Financial Sector

August 24, 2016

By Neil Gordon

SEC Secures Another Win for Whistleblower Rights



Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) For the second time in less than a week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) scored a win for whistleblower rights when it fined Health Net $340,000 for using severance agreements to silence former employees.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, Contract Oversight

August 19, 2016

By Carter Salis

Upcoming Appeals Case Threatens Whistleblower Protections



Whistleblower An upcoming appeals case could make it nearly impossible for whistleblowers to win cases against employers who illegally retaliate. The case threatens to shift the evidentiary burden from the employer back to the employee, a development that would be contr

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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