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Deutsche Welle (GER): Whistleblower Law Expands Protection to US Intelligence Agents

July 10, 2014

By SPENCER KIMBALL

Five years after vowing to strengthen whistleblower rights, President Barack Obama has extended statutory protections to intelligence agency employees who report abuse, closing a major gap in a law at least ostensibly designed to shield federal workers from retaliation.

Irish Times: Germany Urges US To Explain Suspected ‘Double Agent’ Case

July 06, 2014

The German government wants a quick and clear explanation from Washington for US intelligence’s apparent contact with a German man arrested last week on suspicion of being a double agent, the interior minister said in a newspaper interview.

“I expect everyone to cooperate promptly to clear up these allegations - with quick and clear comments from the United States as well,” Thomas de Maiziere told Bild newspaper, according to excerpts from tomorrow’s edition.

Irish Times: NSA Whistleblowers' Testimony Electrifies Bundestag Committee

July 05, 2014

By DEREK SCALLY

Nostalgia is not what it used to be, but espionage fans can rejoice that Berlin is once again bristling with spy scandals just as it was in the Cold War era.

At the centre of it all is Germany’s federal foreign intelligence service, theBundesnachrichtendienst or BND. After decades in a leafy suburb of Munich, the agency is in the process of moving its secretive operations – and 4,000 staff – to a new bunker-like headquarters in the heart of Berlin.

CBS Sports: UNC Whistleblower Mary Willingham Files Lawsuit Against School

July 02, 2014

By MATT NORLANDER

Mary Willingham, a former academic advisor/reading specialist at the University of North Carolina, has filed a civil lawsuit against the university over the way she was removed from her position.

This according to the Associated Press.

FOX Sports: Ex-Learning Specialist Files Lawsuit Against North Carolina

June 30, 2014

The former North Carolina learning specialist who questioned the literacy level of Tar Heels athletes and said UNC had committed academic misconduct has filed a civil lawsuit against the school.

Deutsche Welle (GER): Germany NSA's Main Target, Claims Ex-Staffer

June 29, 2014

By IAN JOHNSON

Germany became the NSA's "number one" spying zone after the 2001 attacks by al Qaeda on New York, says a former NSA staffer. Thomas Drake told the news magazine Spiegel that the US saw it could no longer rely on Germany.

Drake, an NSA executive turned whistleblower, said the US National Security Agency (NSA) wanted to punish Germany to a "certain extent" for failing to notice that an al Qaeda terrorist cell had planned the attack series from Hamburg.

Washington Post: Workplace Secrecy Agreements Appear to Violate Whistleblower Laws

June 29, 2014

By SCOTT HIGHAM and KALEY BELVAL

In November 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy asked contract employees at the Hanford plutonium processing plant in Washington state to take an unusual oath.

Washington Times: A Watchdog Ready to Dig Deeper

June 29, 2014

By KELLY RIDDELL

Government watchdog Sen Chuck Grassley is waiting to be unleashed.

Government Executive: Expanded Intel Whistleblower Bill Headed to the President

June 27, 2014

By CHARLES S. CLARK 

President Obama on Thursday received the fiscal 2014 Intelligence Authorization bill, which contains expanded protections for intelligence community whistleblowers.

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