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USA Today: Probe, New Orleans Flood Control Pumps Not Reliable

August 25, 2009

By PETER EISLER

Huge flood-control pumps installed in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina don't protect the city adequately and the Army Corps of Engineers could have saved $430 million in replacement costs by buying proven equipment, a federal investigation finds.

Washington Times: FBI Whistleblower Shields Likely to Stay

August 20, 2009

By TOM LOBIANCO

White House attorneys have backed away from an effort to weaken legal protections for FBI whistleblowers in a bill now before Congress, according to advocacy groups in negotiations with the Obama administration.

Officials from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Government Accountability Project (GAP) and Project on Government Oversight (POGO) said this week that they were given guarantees that protections for FBI whistleblowers - federal employees who uncover fraud and waste - would be restored in a Senate bill when Congress returns in September.

Center for Public Integrity - Accountability: Anti-Whistleblower Track Record Continues

August 10, 2009

By NICK SCHWELLENBACH

One of two whistleblowers to win even a temporary victory before a government whistleblower review board under a Bush administration appointee lost last week after the board’s February reversal was upheld by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Classified Programs Need Whistleblowers Too

July 25, 2009

By Jesselyn Radack, Homeland Security director of the Government Accountability Project. It appeared in several media outlets throughout the country, including: Aurora Sentinel (CO), New Britain Herald News (CT), Litchfield Register Citizen (CT), Burlington Hawk Eye (IA), Bemidji Pioneer (MN), Bristol Press (CT), Aberdeen Daily World (WA), Fall River Herald News (MA), and Huntingdon Daily News (PA).

Los Angeles Times: NSA's Cyber Overkill

July 14, 2009

By Jesselyn Radack, GAP Homeland Security Director. It has appeared in several news outlets throughout the country, including: Detroit News, Austin American Statesman, Arizona Daily Star, and the Wilmington News Journal (DE).

Cyber security is a real issue, as evidenced by the virus behind July 4 cyber attacks that hobbled government and business websites in the United States and South Korea. It originated from Internet provider addresses in 16 countries and targeted, among others, the White House and the New York Stock Exchange.

Washington Post: Requiem for the Whistleblower Protection Act

June 30, 2009

By JOE DAVIDSON

Break out the black bunting. Tune up a mournful dirge.

May the Whistleblower Protection Act rest in peace.

Foreign Policy In Focus: Racial Discrimination at the World Bank

June 19, 2009

By Bea Edwards, GAP Director of International Reform.

On the morning of May 27th this year, the staff of the Legal Affairs Office of the World Bank encountered an ugly racial slur scrawled on the wall outside their department. Very shortly, however, the words "N–––, go home!" were erased by order of World Bank management. This was the second such episode in as many weeks.

Pocano Record: Public Money Deserves Public Accountability

June 08, 2009

By Beatrice Edwards, GAP's Director of International Reform, appeared in several outlets across the country, including the East Texas Review and Asheville Citizen-Times.

Bell Gardens Sun: Are Shovel-Ready Projects Ready for Corruption?

April 09, 2009

By GAP President Louis Clark.

There is a great deal of talk recently about “shovel-ready” projects. These are state, local and federal construction programs that will be the first to spend hundreds of billions of dollars as part of the recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), better known as the Stimulus Bill, in the hopes of lifting the economic condition of our nation.

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