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NASA’s New Media Policy Falls Short of Administrator’s Promise of “Culture of Openness”

April 03, 2006
Illegal Restrictions on Speech to Continue
 

On Thursday, March 30, 2006, in response to public outcry over NASA’s suppression of climate science research which is inconsistent with the Bush administration’s political agenda, NASA unveiled a new media policy that it is touting as a free-speech breakthrough for agency scientists. The policy, however, falls far short of promises made by NASA Administrator Michael Griffin’s about scientific freedom of employee speech, specifically that the agency desires a “culture of openness.”

GAP Praises Senate Vote to End Secret “Holds”

March 30, 2006
Amendment Needed to Expose Efforts Blocking Whistleblower Legislation
 

The Government Accountability Project is hailing an 84-13 vote by the Senate this past Tuesday, March 28, which approved an amendment to S. 2349, the Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2006, that will require senators to publicly acknowledge their efforts to block normal proceedings on legislation.

Federal Energy Regulator Says Staff Was Forced to Abandon Case

March 27, 2006
Federal Energy Regulator Says Staff Was Forced to Abandon Case Against Southern Utility;
Cites Political Pressure
 

Corruption Exposed At World Bank

March 27, 2006
GAP Again Calls for Adoption of Internal World Bank Whistleblower Plan After Four-Month US News & World Report Investigation Exposes Widespread Wrongdoing
 

Supreme Court to Rehear Garcetti v. Ceballos Tomorrow

March 20, 2006
Case is Vital to Preserve First Amendment Rights for Government Workers
 

Tomorrow, March 21, the Supreme Court will rehear arguments in Garcetti v. Ceballos, a case that is vital to the preservation of free speech rights for all public employees. GAP urges the court to rule in favor of Richard Ceballos, and thereby maintain the free speech rights of government employees while performing job duties.

GAP Announces New Watchdog, "Climate Science Watch"

March 20, 2006
Organization First to Solely Focus on Manipulation of Climate Science Reporting
 

Groups Hail Lautenberg Whistleblower Bill

March 13, 2006

Legislation Called “Missing Link” to Complete Reform Process 

 

GAP Releases OMB Passback Memo

March 10, 2006

Following an Associated Press article that revealed a previously secret White House blueprint “to contain growth in the costs of benefits” related to special exposure cohorts which provide presumptions in favor of compensation for sick atomic workers, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) has released the document on its Web site.

GAP Praises Markey-Maloney Whistleblower Bill

March 09, 2006
Legislation Hailed as Global Gold Standard for Whistleblower Rights
 

The Government Accountability Project (GAP) praised legislation introduced today by Representatives Ed Markey (D-Ma.) and Carolyn Maloney (D-Ny.) to establish consistent, state-of-the-art whistleblower rights for federal government, corporate and military whistleblowers. 

Bone Researcher Charges P&G with Continuing Data Concealment

March 01, 2006

Procter and Gamble (P&G) continues to subvert the integrity of research regarding its osteoporosis drug Actonel by suppressing critical data even as the company touts its new openness, charges Government Accountability Project (GAP) client Dr. Aubrey Blumsohn. Blumsohn is a senior medical faculty member at England’s Sheffield University and lead researcher on a P&G grant to study the effectiveness of Actonel, the number two drug in sales in the highly lucrative osteoporosis market.

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