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September 26, 2014

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

In Defense of National Security Whistleblowers



whistleblowers2 In a recent Harvard Law & Policy Review article, Yochai Benkler, law professor and co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, introduced the idea of a “public accountability defense,” especially for national security whistleblowers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

September 26, 2014

By Jessica Murphy

Subcommittee Holds Hearing About Whistleblower Protections



MacLean Boven Federal whistleblowers Robert MacLean and Robert Van Boven share their experiences and help assess the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

September 25, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Settlement Finally Brings Justice to Marine Corps Whistleblower



Franz Gayl More than seven years after he first raised concerns about a lack of safe military vehicles in Iraq—truth telling that got him reprimanded and suspended—Marine science advisor Franz Gayl can finally get back to work.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

September 25, 2014

By Jessica Murphy

Hill Encourages DoD IG to Protect Contractor Whistleblowers



National Security A bipartisan group of Members of Congress sent a letter chastising the DoD Office of Inspector General for having an “extremely limited definition of Department of Defense personnel to whom contractor and subcontractor employees may make protected disclosu

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

September 24, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Social Security’s Perilous Plan for Its Future



Contract Oversight As the Social Security Administration readies its strategic plan for the next decade, there is growing concern over the agency's shift toward Web-based customer service and its contract with credit reporting giant Experian.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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