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The Intercept: Former CIA Analyst Sues Defense Department to Vindicate NSA Whistleblowers

February 10, 2017

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IN 2010, THOMAS DRAKE, a former senior employee at the National Security Agency, was charged with espionage for speaking to a reporter from the Baltimore Sun about a bloated, dysfunctional intelligence program he believed would violate Americans’ privacy. The case against him eventually fell apart, and he pled guilty to a single misdemeanor, but his career in the NSA was over.

Washington Post: Staying true to yourself in the age of Trump: A how-to guide for federal employees

February 10, 2017

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Maria J. Stephan is co-author of “Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict” (Columbia University Press, 2011) and co-editor of “Is Authoritarianism Staging a Comeback?” (Atlantic Council, 2015).

Financial Planning: Prominent advocacy group takes JPMorgan whistleblower's case

February 10, 2017

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One of the country's foremost nonprofit legal advocacy groups for whistleblowers has taken up the cause of former JPMorgan Chase broker Johnny Burris who was fired after refusing to put his elderly clients into the bank's own high-priced products.

Fox News: Gov't workers use sophisticated tech to criticize Trump

February 09, 2017

GAP's Louis Clark is featured in Fox News' 'Special Report': Some federal workers are using encrypted apps and private email addresses to resist the new president. 

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The Washington Post: Trump rule chills Energy Dept. nuclear whistleblowers

February 09, 2017

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Like a stinging winter wind, Trump administration action gives a chill to Energy Department whistleblowers.

The department has temporarily halted an Obama administration regulation permitting civil penalties against federal nuclear contractors that retaliate against whistleblowers who report waste, fraud and dangerous conditions.

The Washington Post: Trump administration halts penalties against firms that punish nuclear whistleblowers

February 08, 2017

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The Department of Energy has temporarily halted an Obama administration regulation that allowed for civil penalties against federal nuclear contractors that retaliate against whistleblowers who report waste, fraud, abuse and dangerous conditions.

Raw Story: Federal employees are using Trump-proof technology to communicate

February 06, 2017

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President Trump’s election is causing mayhem amongst federal employees. Politico released a report describing how government employees are using encrypted messaging apps and services to discuss the security of their positions and opinions of decisions made by Trump.

Federal News Radio: GOP lawmakers urge White House to clear up confusion over whistleblower protections

February 06, 2017

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In light of recent reports that some agencies have received new communications directives, three Republican lawmakers are urging the White House to consider how those policies may impact federal employees and their perceptions of their own whistleblower rights.

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