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GAP Applauds Senate Whistleblower Protection Caucus

February 25, 2015


Senators to Hold Press Conference Today to Announce Caucus’ Formation


February 24, 2015

 Pentagon OIG Reviewed Only 5 Months of Ten Years of a Complaint Highlighting NSA Reprisals for Whistleblowing

Historic Filing: Farmer Sues Perdue for Violation of FSMA Whistleblower Protection Law

February 19, 2015

(Washington, DC) – Today, the Food Integrity Campaign (FIC, a program of the Government Accountability Project) filed a whistleblower retaliation complaint on behalf of its client, Perdue contract farmer Craig Watts. Mr. Watts alleges that the poultry company initiated intimidation tactics against Watts after he publicized animal welfare concerns.

Inspectors Warn Against USDA’s High-Speed Hog Inspection Program

February 06, 2015

(Washington, DC) – The Government Accountability Project (GAP) is releasing evidence it has gathered from federal meat inspector whistleblowers who currently work at pork processing plants participating in a high-speed inspection pilot program. These whistleblowers voice concerns regarding the program and warn about the potential public health implications if this plan is instituted on a national level.


February 04, 2015

(Washington, DC) – Yesterday, February 3, 2015, CIA whistleblower and GAP client John Kiriakou was released to home confinement after serving nearly two years in federal prison.

Farm Bureau Case Challenging EPA's Right to Share Factory Farm Data Dismissed

January 28, 2015

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Government Accountability Project (GAP) applauded a federal judge's decision to dismiss a challenge brought by the American Farm Bureau Federation and National Pork Producers Council against the Environmental Protection Agency in Minneapolis late yesterday.

Former CIA Employee Convicted of Violating the Espionage Act

January 27, 2015

(Washington, DC) Former CIA employee Jeffery Sterling was convicted of violating the Espionage Act on Monday. Sterling’s case is one of an unprecedented number of Espionage Act cases the Obama administration has brought against intelligence community whistleblowers for alleged mishandling of classified information.

NSA Whistleblower Bill Binney Wins Prestigious Sam Adams Award

January 22, 2015

Former recipients of award, given for exceptional ethics and integrity, include Edward Snowden and Tom Drake 

(Berlin, Germany) – The Government Accountability Project (GAP) is proud to announce that retired NSA Technical Director and GAP client, William "Bill" Binney, will accept the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence Award today in Berlin, Germany. The award is presented annually by the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence (SAAII) to a professional who has taken a strong stand for ethics and integrity. 

GAP Statement on Historic MacLean Supreme Court Decision

January 21, 2015

(Washington, DC) – Today, after an 8 1/2 year legal ordeal, federal air marshal whistleblower and GAP client Robert MacLean won a Supreme Court decision that his disclosures in 2003 were covered by the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA). He publicly warned that the Department of Homeland Security planned to abandon air marshal service on U.S. airlines targeted for an ambitious overseas terrorist attack. The key legal issue was whether the law’s statutory free speech rights can be canceled by agency secrecy regulations.


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