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Sunday Times (Sri Lanka): GAP report, PBJ Returns Despite Orchestration of Unlawful Privatization

October 04, 2009

The Government Accountability Project (GAP), a 30-year-old nonprofit public interest group in the US that promotes government and corporate accountability based in Washington D.C, and has published reports on unlawful privatizations in Sri Lanka, this week wrote on the 'shocking decision' handed down on September 24 by the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, allowing former Treasury Secretary P.B. Jayasundera to return to public office.

The Capital Times: Prison for Whistleblower Sends Bad Message

September 28, 2009

By Dylan Blaylock, Communications Director of the Government Accountability Project, and Beth Adelson, Communications Fellow of the Government Accountability Project. It has appeared in several media outlets throughout the country, including the Key West News (FL), TruthOut, The Mansfield News Journal (OH), Asheville Citizen-Times (NC), and the Daily Sun News (WA).

Associated Press: Whistleblower Wins Case Over TVA Nuke Firing

September 28, 2009


A painter who was fired after complaining about a potential safety threat at a nuclear power plant in north Alabama won his whistleblower lawsuit against a Tennessee Valley Authority contractor in a decision made public Monday.

A Department of Labor review board sided with James Speegle of Tuscumbia five years after he was dismissed by Stone & Webster Construction Inc. while working at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant near Athens.

Corporate Crime Reporter: Whistleblower Advocates Have a Seat at Obama’s Table

September 27, 2009

For the first time in decades, advocates for government whistleblowers have a seat at the White House policy table.

“After 1,000 points of darkness, we now have 1,000 points of light,” Tom Devine, legal director of the Government Accountability Project told Corporate Crime Reporter last week.

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Air Marshal Lost Job, Not Will To Fight

September 21, 2009


Robert MacLean, a former Las Vegas-based air marshal, was fired in 2006 after revealing Transportation Security Administration plans to reduce security on long-distance flights. Lawmakers are asking the Obama administration to review the cases of MacLean and other Bush administration whistle-blowers.

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

August 25, 2009


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


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


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.


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