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The Whistleblogger

The Government’s Criminalization of “A Good American”

Shanna Devine, April 25, 2016

Friedrich Mosers’ new documentary, A Good American, details the courage and struggle of National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Bill Binney and his partners in committing the truth. Before there was Edward Snowden, there existed a team of senior NSA employees who devised a surveillance program called ThinThread that effectively identified terrorist threats and protected the privacy rights of innocent individuals.

Senate Judiciary Committee Unanimously Approves FBI Whistleblower Protections

Shanna Devine, April 14, 2016

On April 14th, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously passed the Federal Bureau of Investigation Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (FBI WPEA) of 2015 (S. 2390). Introduced by Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Leahy, it would upgrade one of the least effective whistleblower policies in the U.S.

Dissent is Dangerous: Insider Threat Defense and “The Snowden Affair”

Matt Fuller, April 06, 2016

Foreword

In the aftermath of classified disclosures to Wikileaks, the Obama administration created an Insider Threat Program tasked with identifying the “malicious insiders.” In practice, however, we have found that the Insider Threat Program is really a threat to insiders who commit the truth – whistleblowers.

GAP and Partners Shine Light on Senate FBI Whistleblower Bill

Shanna Devine, March 17, 2016

During Sunshine Week, the Government Accountability Project and nearly 30 organizations and whistleblowers put a spotlight on Senate bipartisan legislation to protect FBI whistleblowers.

GAP Analysis Finds WIPO Whistleblower Policy Fails Most Criteria of Recognized Best Practices

Staff, March 03, 2016

GAP submitted written testimony to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on “Establishing Accountability at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO): Illicit Technology Transfers, Whistleblowing, and Reform” as part of the hearing into the alleged misconduct of Deputy Director Francis Gurry.

Global Fund Board Member Urges Accountability for Unjust Treatment of Former Inspector General John Parsons

Bea Edwards, February 29, 2016

In a letter to colleagues, Karlo Boras, a Board member at the Global Fund (GF) to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, expressed his remorse for the dismissal of GF Inspector General John Parsons.

Whistlebowing at WIPO: GAP Client Delivers Stunning Testimony

Staff, February 29, 2016

GAP Client Delivers Stunning Testimony about Misconduct by Head of World Intellectual Property Organization to House Foreign Affairs Joint Subcommittee

Landmark Financial Whistleblower Legislation Introduced in Senate and House

Shanna Devine, February 25, 2016

The whistleblower rights community owes deep thanks to Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) for introducing the Whistleblower Augmented Reward and Non-Retaliation Act of 2016 (WARN Act). This gold standard whistleblower protection bill would provide badly needed teeth in anti-retaliation rights for those who challenge bank fraud. Specifically, it would:

Where is the Report on the Allegations From WIPO Whistleblowers?

Bea Edwards, February 22, 2016

Whistleblowers at the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) are an endangered species.

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