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Snowden Nominated for Nobel Prize

January 29, 2014

(Oslo, Norway) – Two Norwegian Members of Parliament (MP) have nominated ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Citing his efforts to contribute to a "more stable and peaceful world order," Baard Vegar Solhjell and Snorre Valen have submitted a formal nomination to the Nobel Committee, signaling a growing international consensus towards the Snowden disclosures that began in June 2013.

Government Watchdog Group Declares Surveillance Programs Illegal Affirming Snowden Whistleblower Status

January 23, 2014

(Washington, DC) – An independent bipartisan agency within the Executive Branch has issued a landmark 238-page report that concludes the bulk metadata telephony program conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA) has provided only "minimal" benefits in counterterrorism efforts, is illegal, and should be closed down.

GAP Statement on Presidential Remarks on Signal Intelligence Programs on 1/17/14

January 18, 2014

The Government Accountability Project (GAP) would like to make its position clear on remarks by President Obama delivered at the Department of Justice on January 17, 2014:


Prominent Bank Whistleblower Coming to Auburn University

January 17, 2014

(Washington, DC) – On Monday, Jan. 27, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) returns to Auburn University to present its acclaimed program, the American Whistleblower Tour: Essential Voices for Accountability. The stop will feature prominent financial industry whistleblower Eric Ben-Artzi, who exposed Deutsche Bank's multi-billion dollar securities violations.

GAP Statement on Edward Snowden and NSA Domestic Surveillance

January 03, 2014

(Washington, DC) – In June 2013, the American public learned conclusively about the wholesale surveillance of virtually all Americans through secretive programs by the National Security Agency (NSA) that continue to be implemented today. These programs collect the phone records, email exchanges, and internet histories of people all over the world who would have no knowledge of this were it not for the disclosures of former federal contractor Edward Snowden.

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.

Senate Approves Military Whistleblower Protection Act Makeover

December 20, 2013

(Washington, DC) – Late yesterday, the Senate completed congressional action approving section 1714 in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, which overhauls the discredited Military Whistleblower Protection Act (MWPA) of 1988. The legislation reflects a bipartisan consensus between House and Senate negotiators, a rare mandate for reform in this Congress. 

GAP Legal Director Tom Devine applauded congressional leadership, commenting:

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.


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