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September 4, 2013

By Danielle Brian

Congress Must Have All Facts -- Including Any the Administration Would Rather Squelch



National Security As members of the Obama Administration and Congress debate perhaps the gravest responsibility our Constitution entrusts to them – the vote whether or not to go to war – there is both a legal and moral imperative that their decision be based on the most acc

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Topics: National Security, Whistleblower Protections

August 21, 2013

By Andre Francisco

The Price for Proper Channel Whistleblowing



President Obama President Obama has insisted that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden could have raised his concerns through proper, and protected, channels, but The Washington Post tells the story of how even internal whistleblowing can be dangerous.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

August 21, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

Activist Court Decision Strips Civil Service Rights and Whistleblower Protections From National Security Positions



whistleblowers2 A devastating court decision Tuesday stripped federal employees of their right to appeal a personnel action—even if it is discriminatory or in retaliation for whistleblowing. This deeply flawed, activist decision arms agencies with sweeping power not grant

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

August 13, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Despite What Obama Says, Intelligence Contractors Have Few Protections



President Obama In a news conference last week, President Obama implied that Edward Snowden could have voiced his concerns through official channels and been protected from retaliation as a whistleblower, but that's not true.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

August 7, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

DoD Memo Sheds Light on New Whistleblower Protections



Pentagon A document released by the DoD outlines new protections for whistleblowers in the intelligence and national security communities but leaves many questions unanswered.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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