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Inspectors Warn Against USDA’s High-Speed Hog Inspection Program

January 30, 2015

(Washington, DC) – Today, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) is releasing evidence it has gathered from federal meat inspector whistleblowers who currently work at pork processing plants participating in a high-speed inspection pilot program. These whistleblowers voice concerns regarding the program and warn about the potential public health implications if this plan is instituted on a national level.

Farm Bureau Case Challenging EPA's Right to Share Factory Farm Data Dismissed

January 28, 2015

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Government Accountability Project (GAP) applauded a federal judge's decision to dismiss a challenge brought by the American Farm Bureau Federation and National Pork Producers Council against the Environmental Protection Agency in Minneapolis late yesterday.

Former CIA Employee Convicted of Violating the Espionage Act

January 27, 2015

(Washington, DC) Former CIA employee Jeffery Sterling was convicted of violating the Espionage Act on Monday. Sterling’s case is one of an unprecedented number of Espionage Act cases the Obama administration has brought against intelligence community whistleblowers for alleged mishandling of classified information.

NSA Whistleblower Bill Binney Wins Prestigious Sam Adams Award

January 22, 2015

Former recipients of award, given for exceptional ethics and integrity, include Edward Snowden and Tom Drake 

(Berlin, Germany) – The Government Accountability Project (GAP) is proud to announce that retired NSA Technical Director and GAP client, William "Bill" Binney, will accept the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence Award today in Berlin, Germany. The award is presented annually by the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence (SAAII) to a professional who has taken a strong stand for ethics and integrity. 

GAP Statement on Historic MacLean Supreme Court Decision

January 21, 2015

(Washington, DC) – Today, after an 8 1/2 year legal ordeal, federal air marshal whistleblower and GAP client Robert MacLean won a Supreme Court decision that his disclosures in 2003 were covered by the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA). He publicly warned that the Department of Homeland Security planned to abandon air marshal service on U.S. airlines targeted for an ambitious overseas terrorist attack. The key legal issue was whether the law’s statutory free speech rights can be canceled by agency secrecy regulations.

Whistleblower at the Inter-American Development Bank Office in Haiti Vindicated by Tribunal

January 16, 2015

(Washington, DC) – Nearly five years after the catastrophic earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, a five-judge panel at Administrative Tribunal of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) ruled unanimously to vindicate Mariela Antiga, a client of the Government Accountability Project (GAP) and a whistleblower who exposed corrupt practices in the IDB office in Port au Prince.

Media Webinar on Dispersant Impacts: Tomorrow (1/14)

January 13, 2015

Understanding the science of dispersants and upcoming EPA revisions to national oil spill contingency plans

(Washington, DC) – On January 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time, the ALERT Project and Government Accountability Project (GAP) will co-host a webinar to help members of the media understand the destructive impact of certain dispersants currently used to clean up oil spills. The webinar is offered because the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering changes to current dispersant regulations.

Bea Edwards, Executive Director at GAP, Announces She Will Step Down in June

January 09, 2015

Bea Edwards, Executive Director of the Government Accountability Project (GAP), announced that she is stepping down on June 30th and semi-retiring. Bea has served as ED at GAP since 2011 and headed GAP’s International Program since June 2006. She will continue to serve as the Director of the International Program on a part-time basis.

Media Advisory: UN Whistleblower Available for Interviews in New York, Washington, D.C. to Speak about UNAMID Cover-Up in Darfur

December 09, 2014

(Washington, DC) – Government Accountability Project (GAP) client Aicha Elbasri arrives in the U.S. this week and is available to speak with journalists in New York from December 9-16 and in Washington, D.C. from December 17-19.
 

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