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Press Releases

First Presidentially Appointed National Security Agency Watchdog Confirmed By Senate

December 22, 2017

WASHINGTON ­– Late last night, the United States Senate confirmed Robert Storch, the former Department of Justice Deputy Inspector General, as the first Presidentially appointed and Senate confirmed National Security Agency Inspector General.

Press Statement: GAP Applauds Senate Confirmation of Henry Kerner as OSC Special Counsel

October 17, 2017

Senate Confirms Nominee in Voice Vote to Head Independent Federal Investigative and Prosecutorial Agency

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Henry Kerner, a prosecutor and veteran Capitol Hill staffer, as OSC Special Counsel in a Senate Voice Vote.

Kerner will head the OSC, which has historically played an integral role in providing necessary protections for brave individuals who have come forward to shine a spotlight on government abuse.

Department of Interior Whistleblower Resigns Following Retaliatory Reassignment

October 04, 2017

Joel Clement, an Interior Department executive, cites failure of leadership and waste of taxpayer dollars as major driving forces behind resignation

ADVISORY: Government Accountability Project Partners with Society of Professional Journalists for Whistleblower Training

September 22, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – The Government Accountability Project and the Society of Professional Journalists invite you to a training that will offer journalists and members of the general public insights from legal professionals on how to work effectively and safely with whistleblowers who report on serious violations of public trust within government and the private sector.

Whistleblower Agency Calls for Further Review of Nuclear Safety Concerns

September 19, 2017

Internal NRC investigation fails to resolve threat of meltdowns at 19 nuclear power plants

Washington, DC – Today, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) whistleblower Larry Criscione and his attorneys at the Government Accountability Project (GAP) commented on findings by the US Office of Special Counsel (OSC) that his safety concerns at 20 percent of the nation’s nuclear power plants have not been resolved.

54 Whistleblowers, 29 NGOs Sign Letter Urging Trump and Congress to Revise Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act

July 26, 2017

Washington, DC – In prelude to the annual Whistleblower Summit and introduction of National Whistleblower Day legislation, over 50 whistleblowers and 29 NGOs sent messages today to President Trump and Congress on how to “drain the swamp” of government bureaucracies, a major campaign pledge articulated by the president. Their message: complete the unfinished business in the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) of 2012.


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