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June 11, 2015

By Danielle Brian

POGO Stands by Army Whistleblower Lt. Col. Jason Amerine



Screenshot of Lt. Colonel Jason Luke Amerine Lt. Col. Jason Amerine, who his today testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee, is being retaliated against for making protected whistleblower disclosures to House Armed Services committee member Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) regarding dysfunctions in recovering American hostages, including Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. POGO stands by Lt. Col. Amerine and urges Congress to expand protections for all military whistleblowers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, National Security

June 10, 2015

By POGO Staff

POGO Honored for Coverage of VA Scandal, Prosecutorial Misconduct, Revolving Door



Michael Smallberg, David Hilzenrath, and Lydia Dennett at the 2015 SPJDC Chapter Awards POGO won five awards for excellence in journalism Tuesday from the Society of Professional Journalists D.C. Chapter, making it the biggest winner when the 2015 awards were announced at the National Press Club.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

June 8, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Retired Four-Star Defends Post’s A-10 Treason Comments



Air Force General Roger Brady According to the former commander of U.S. Air Force Europe, whistleblowers should "depart service."

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

June 5, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Final Rule Ignores Warnings, Strips Employees of Due Process



Screenshot of the Federal Register Website POGO commented on a proposed rule regarding sensitive national security positions in the government back in 2013. Unfortunately, according to a notice published today, that rule remains largely unchanged and will be made final soon.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

April 24, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Petraeus Sentence Adds Insult to Injury for Whistleblowers



Photo of General David Petraeus The final turn in Petraeus’s case—his sentence—would be laughable if it wasn’t so insulting to the national security whistleblowers who face decades in prison for leaking classified information in order to stop our government from acting illegally or uncon

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections, National Security

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