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October 8, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

ATF Whistleblower Blocked From Writing Tell-All



ATF In 2011, John Dodson blew the whistle on "Fast and Furious," a gun operation gone wrong within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Two years later, the ATF is preventing him from publishing a book about the incident.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

September 6, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Sen. Grassley Writes White House to Protect Whistleblowers



The White House In a letter to President Obama, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) pushed for clarification of a recent court ruling that would strip many federal employees of their civil service rights and whistleblower protections.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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

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