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GAP's Devine Named to 'Washington's Best Lawyers'

Dylan Blaylock, December 17, 2013

GAP is pleased to announce that Legal Director Tom Devine has been identified by Washingtonian as one of "Washington's Best Lawyers." This prestigious list is generated every two years, and this marks Devine'ssixth consecutive year on the list, having been named to both the 2009-10 and 2011-12

Military Whistleblower Reform Long Overdue

Dylan Blaylock, November 21, 2013

This year, legislation has been drafted in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate in an effort to bolster the provisions of the Military Whistleblower Protection Act of 1988 (MWPA), which provides limited and narrow protection of lawful disclosures made by those serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Survey Shows Increase in Whistleblowers Reporting Misconduct, But in Retaliation as Well

Hannah Johnson, June 11, 2013

The Ethics Resource Center (ERC) – a research-oriented nonprofit aimed at promoting high ethical standards in business – released its 2011 National Business Ethics Survey (NBES) report recently.

Turns out the past couple years have been a pretty mixed bag for whistleblowers. So... good news or bad news first?

OSC Funding is Essential for Whistleblowers & National Accountability

Shanna Devine, March 01, 2013

This week, GAP and other good government partners sent a letter to Congress, requesting adequate funding for the Office of Special Counsel – the agency charged with protecting federal whistleblowers and investigating their disclosures.

DHS OIG Report Vindicates Air Marshal Whistleblowers

Shanna Devine, February 07, 2012

TSAairplaneA new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) Report, "Allegations of Misconduct and Illegal Discrimination and Retaliation in the Federal Air Marshal Service,"

Marine Corps Whistleblower Wins Giraffe Award, Discusses Case In-Depth

Dylan Blaylock, January 13, 2012

To start the new year, Marine Corps whistleblower Franz Gayl – who recently was allowed to return to work in a remarkable victory for a Defense Department employee – received a Giraffe Commendation, an honor awarded by the nonprofit Giraffe Heroes Project to people who "stick their necks out for the common good." From the organiza

OPM Should Release Bloch Investigation Findings

Shanna Devine, November 02, 2011

Yesterday, the law firm of Katz, Marshall and Banks (KMB) upped its pressure on the government to immediately release the findings from an investigation into alleged misconduct at U.S.

Multiple High School Scandals Point to Whistleblower Protections as Solution

Hannah Johnson, October 19, 2011

Yesterday, The New York Times published a storyabout 14 distinct cases of New York City high school educators who assisted students in cheating on tests, all of which were substantiated by the City's special com

GAP Presents Public Servant Award to Senator Akaka

Hannah Johnson, September 22, 2011

Yesterday GAP Legal Director Tom Devine presented Senator Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) with GAP's Public Servant Award for his "marathon stamina earning rights for whistleblowers" who expose waste, fraud and malfeasance. Senator Akaka has long been an ally in GAP's mission of protecting whistleblowers.

Office of Special Counsel Website Needs Complete Overhaul: Memo

Dylan Blaylock, August 22, 2011

Last Thursday, GAP, along with theProject on Government Oversight (POGO) issued a memo to the federal Office of Special Counsel (OSC) on thefunctionality of its website in regards to whistleblower protection information.