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January 10, 2014

By Angela Canterbury

Effort to Discredit Snowden Short on Evidence; Ignores Need for NSA Reform



Surveillance Cameras Last June, we learned that the U.S. government was spying on Americans. Since then, we have learned much more, such as that the NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ communications by Americans has not been essential to preventing terrorist attacks and that the system of oversight for intelligence activities is broken.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

January 8, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

POGO Applauds Retirement of Head of DoD Sexual Assault Program



Gen. Patton Shortly after the POGO called for the removal of the head of the Department of Defense’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, the Department announced that Maj. Gen. Gary S. Patton is retiring from the position and will be replaced in January 201

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

December 20, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Big Victory for Military Whistleblowers and Victims of Sexual Assault



National Security Congress has passed strengthened protections for military whistleblowers and victims of sexual assault against unfair retaliation which are headed to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

December 20, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

Obama Makes Commitments to Protect Whistleblowers?



whistleblowers2 POGO considers whether President Obama's commitments in this year's national action plan for openness will protect whistleblowers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

December 18, 2013

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Office of Special Counsel Releases Report Confirming Misconduct by Then-Agency Head Scott Bloch



Scott Bloch http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/de/Scott-Bloch.jpg Nearly a decade after the infamous tenure of then-Special Counsel Scott Bloch, we finally have a public record validating the concerns the Project On Government Oversight and others had been raising since 2005.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

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