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June 27, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Union of Concerned Scientists Stands with POGO



Whistleblower Protections The Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists wrote a letter to Veterans Affairs Acting Inspector General this week urging him to reconsider his office’s demand for the Project On Government Oversight’s whistleblower records.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 26, 2014

By Danielle Brian

Intel Bill Passage is Breakthrough for Whistleblower Protections



whistleblowers2 While the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, which the House passed Tuesday, is not everything we sought, it goes a long way to putting into statute President Obama’s policies. This is a breakthrough for whistleblowers and accountability—

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June 23, 2014

By POGO Guest Blogger

VA Inspector General wrong to demand POGO records



Celia Wexler Gust blogger Celia Viggo Wexler, a public interest advocate and former journalist, argues that journalism, the public and whistleblowers will benefit if the VA drops its demand for POGO’s records.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 13, 2014

By Danielle Brian

We Won't Reveal Our Sources



whistleblowers2 You may have seen that the VA’s Inspector General has issued a subpoena to POGO demanding we turn over the names of all VA whistleblowers who have contacted us in the last month. Under no circumstances does POGO plan to release any information that would c

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 11, 2014

By POGO Guest Blogger

Government Demands Whistleblower Organization’s Encrypted Files



VA Oversight Press Conference The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) in-house watchdog has demanded that the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) turn over all information it has collected related to abuses and mismanagement at VA medical facilities, according to a subpoena deliver

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