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GAP Investigates Biotech Industry Influence on Hawaii Government Officials

December 20, 2013

(LIHUE) – The Government Accountability Project (GAP) submitted several information requests to Hawaii state and county officials about meetings and communications with large biotech companies during the debate over Kauai's pesticide and disclosure legislation, Bill 2491.

OPM OIG Report Confirms Misconduct at OSC by Agency Chief

December 18, 2013

Lawsuit By GAP, OSC Whistleblowers and Good Government NGOs Validated

Snowden Whistleblower Status Confirmed by Ruling on Unconstitutional Bulk Phone Data Collection

December 17, 2013

(Washington, DC) – US District Court Judge Richard Leon has declared that the bulk phone record collection activities of the National Security Agency (NSA) are likely in violation of the Constitution's ban on unreasonable search. The very first of its kind, the 68-page legal opinion is highly critical of the constitutionality, and even the effectiveness, of the NSA's bulk data collection program.

GAP Urges Passing of Senate Legislation to Restore Due Process Rights for Sensitive Jobs

December 16, 2013

Action Would Overturn All-Encompassing National Security Loophole to Civil Service Rule of Law

(Washington, DC) – The following statement is from Government Accountability Project (GAP) Legal Director Tom Devine regarding the introduction of S. 1809, legislation aimed at restoring due process rights for federal employees whose jobs are deemed national security "sensitive:"

House Approves Military Whistleblower Protection Act Makeover

December 16, 2013

(Washington, DC) – Last Thursday, the House of Representatives approved section 1714 in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, which overhauls the discredited Military Whistleblower Protection Act (MWPA) of 1988. The reform is a consensus between House and Senate negotiators, with no Senate opposition expected when that chamber votes on the NDAA this week.

GAP Legal Director Tom Devine applauded congressional leadership, commenting:

Statement by Edward Snowden on Being Honored as a Leading Global Thinker by Foreign Policy Magazine

December 12, 2013

(Washington, DC) – A statement from Edward Snowden was read by Government Accountability Project (GAP) National Security & Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack at a reception last night at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC.

The reception was held in honor of the 100 individuals named Leading Global Thinkers in 2013, an annual list now in its fifth year of the most significant visionaries and leaders in politics, business, technology, and the arts according to the editors of Foreign Policy Magazine.

Foreign Policy Magazine Names GAP's Jesselyn Radack Among Its 100 Leading Global Thinkers Of 2013

December 09, 2013

(Washington, DC) – For her efforts in the "unmasking of the global surveillance state," Government Accountability Project (GAP) National Security & Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack has been named one of the world's preeminent thought leaders in Foreign Policy magazine's annual list of the Top 100 Global Thinkers. This list places Radack among 100 of the most significant visionaries and leaders in politics, business, technology, and the arts in 2013.

Make It Safe Coalition to Senate: Reduce Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Government by Protecting Whistleblowers

November 20, 2013

Note: The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce are holding a hearing today at 2:00 p.m. EST in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 342

GAP Commends Senate Passage of WPEA

November 13, 2013

After 13 Year Campaign, S. 743 Sent to President's Desk

Senate Intelligence Committee Approves Whistleblower Rights

November 07, 2013

GAP Praises "First Step Toward a Safe Alternative to Leaks for Potential Whistleblowers"


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