Summary: Congress has authorized an expansion of NSA’s surveillance power, despite warnings from whistleblowers (and GAP clients) like Thomas Drake, J. Kirk Wiebe and William Binney about the expansion of the surveillance state. Such action comes at great personal risk considering all three were all targeted with a criminal investigation, Drake was prosecuted under the Espionage Act, and Binney has publicly revealed massive domestic surveillance – which began under President George W. Bush in the aftermath of 9/11 and is continuing rampantly under President Obama.
Summary: Following the wave of pink slime media coverage, a report late last month by San Francisco ABC affiliate KGO-TV sparked nationwide media attention on yet another controversial product commonly used in the food industry: meat glue. ‘Meat Glue’ binds pieces of meat together to create what looks like a whole steak, and restaurants are not required to label its use. GAP Food Integrity Campaign explains.
Summary: Two Philadelphia police officers have filed suit against the department, alleging that the “top brass” of the department punished them for exposing problems in the Firearms Identification Unit, including fabricated paperwork and stolen parts.
Summary: The Guam Civil Service Commission will investigate a whistleblower case in which two police officers were allegedly retaliated against for their involvement in the arrest of another officer.
Summary: The new SEC whistleblower program is bringing in seven tips a day, two to three of which are “high quality.” The whistleblower program was designed to incentivize finance industry employees to come forward with significant fraud cases.
Hannah Johnson is Communications Associate for the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.