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Bloomberg BNA: The UBS Whistle-Blower Who Won’t Back Down

April 04, 2017

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Bradley Birkenfeld, the former UBS banker turned well-known whistle-blower, isn’t afraid of causing a stir.

Government Executive: Senate Whistleblower Caucus Backs Reappointment of Special Counsel

March 27, 2017

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Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner found her name among 23 Obama-era nominations that President Trump withdrew in late February.

The Washington Post: Trump withdraws reappointment nomination of popular whistleblower advocate

March 22, 2017

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Truth tellers are especially important and potentially vulnerable in an administration afflicted with serial mendacity.

Ottawa Sun: Protection of whistleblowers 'an afterthought' in Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act

March 22, 2017

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Whistleblowers need real protection laws, not paper shields, says a former Foreign Affairs property manager and lawyer who made headlines for exposing billions in excessive luxury expenses in Canadian diplomatic missions around the world.

The Washington Post: Democrats wage uphill battle against bill targeting federal-union representatives

March 09, 2017

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House Democrats were resolute — and loquacious — but were unable to derail the latest Republican move to significantly weaken federal labor unions.

Just Security: Whistleblower Retaliation: A Governmental Accountability and National Security Crisis

March 02, 2017

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The role of an Inspector General (IG) office in a federal agency or department is to root out waste, fraud, and abuse, and where necessary refer criminal conduct to the Justice Department for prosecution. But what happens when the IG itself is corrupt, especially in a national security context where secrecy can be used to conceal malfeasance?

Voice of America: 'Whistleblowing' and 'Leaking' Explained

February 24, 2017

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What is a leak?

A leak is generally a voluntary disclosure of classified information. The information is usually provided by an unidentified source whose objective is to make the information public.

When someone discloses information to the media, the Open School of Journalism describes the event as a “news leak.” The information can be leaked by various sources, including those associated with a government or a business.

Explore Big Sky: The New West: Trump is Creating a Bull Market for Whistleblowers

February 21, 2017

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With the Trump administration only weeks old, fear and declining morale are already pervasive in federal land management agencies that together steward some 600 million acres of public land, mostly in the West.


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