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GAP Client Robert MacLean has MSPB Trial Today

Dylan Blaylock, November 06, 2009

Today at 11 a.m., the case of GAP client Robert MacLean will be heard before the Merit Systems Protection Board. MacLean was fired for blowing the whistle on actions taken by the Transportation Security Administration to cancel Air Marshal service on cross-country flights during a ‘Code Red’ hijacker alert period. Years after revealing this disclosure, which resulted in the canceling of the unsafe order, MacLean was fired for his part in revealing “sensitive security information” – a pseudo-classification level that was retroactively applied to the information in MacLean’s disclosure.

Hearing Excludes Whistleblowers from Testifying on FAA Safety

Dylan Blaylock, June 11, 2009

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, (Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security) is holding a hearing today entitled: Aviation Safety: FAA’s Role in the Oversight of Air Carriers. Surprisingly, the subcommittee, according to its witness list, has failed to include any FAA whistleblowers to testify. This is indicative of a perpetual problem for the federal government – the continual failure to address the role that whistleblowers can play in safeguarding the flying public.