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Madison Capital Times: The Right Way to Protect Taxpayers

February 25, 2009

By GAP Legal Director Tom Devine.

Congress wisely included "best practices" whistleblower rights for all employees of contractors, state or local governments receiving the $787 billion stimulus. But it included nothing to protect federal workers in a position to expose stimulus fraud. What happened, and what can be done?

Kennebec Journal: Real Opportunity for Food Safety

February 17, 2009

By GAP Food & Drug Safety Associate Jonathan Cantu, and appeared in several outlets across the country including: the Kennebec Journal (Me), Central Maine Morning Sentinel (Me), Newtown Bee (Cn), Valley-City Times Record (ND) and LaGrange Daily New (Georgia).

Legal Times: Hiding in Plain Sight

January 26, 2009

By GAP Homeland Security Director Jesselyn Radack.

It's one of the nasty little secrets of Washington that everybody claims to dislike but nobody does anything about. It's called burrowing--the insidious phenomenon of political appointees, who should leave with the outgoing president or be forced to compete for positions to stay, instead frantically converting to career posts at the end of a presidential administration.

FOX News: Exclusive: World Bank's Web of Ties to 'India's Enron'

January 12, 2009


Experts are calling it "India's Enron Moment," the biggest accounting fraud ($1 billion) and corporate governance failure in the nation's history.

Wall Street Journal: World Bank Had Cited Concerns About Firm

January 08, 2009


The implosion of Satyam Computer Services Ltd. may batter the World Bank, which kept quiet until last month about its suspicions the firm engaged in bribery.

As early as 2006, the World Bank told the U.S. Justice Department it suspected Satyam may have been involved in bribery, according to bank officials. In February 2008, it temporarily suspended Satyam from bidding on new contracts, and then in September formally made the firm ineligible to bid on future contracts.

FOX News: World Bank Admits Top Tech Vendor Debarred for 8 Years

December 24, 2008


For months, the World Bank has been stonewalling and denying a series of FOX News reports on a variety of in-house scandals, ranging from the hacking of its most sensitive financial data to its own sanctions against suppliers found guilty of wrongdoing.

But last week the world's most important anti-poverty organization suddenly came clean - sort of - in its tough sanctions against a vitally important computer software service supplier that has been linked not only to financial wrongdoing but also to the ultrasensitive data heists.

PTI News: Satyam Barred from Doing Business With World Bank

December 24, 2008

The World Bank has barred India's Satyam Computer from doing business with it for eight years on the charges of data theft, a Bank official said on Tuesday.

"The information is true... quotes about the World Bank on Fox News channel are correct," the Bank's spokesperson in India said when asked about the US media reports on the debarment.

The development comes at a time when the company is facing a probe back home over an abortive acquisition deal involving two firms promoted by Satyam Chairman Ramalinga Raju's family.

Financial Times: World Bank Takes Action On Cyber Attacks

November 27, 2008


The World Bank has commissioned an external review of its informational technology networks following a series of cyber attacks on the international institution’s computer systems.

In recent days, the World Bank has fallen victim to cyber attacks that come on the heels of a series of hacking attacks over the summer. The bank announced internally that it was launching a “comprehensive external review” to examine its systems and cyber security practices.


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