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Congressman Calls on President Obama to Pardon CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou

November 20, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) – This week, Representative Jim Moran (D-VA) took to the floor of the House of Representatives and called on President Obama to pardon CIA whistleblower and Government Accountability Project (GAP) client John Kiriakou.

GAP Statement on USA Freedom Act Cloture Vote

November 19, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) expressed disappointment in last night's Senate vote not to consider the USA Freedom Act. The bill was a modest step toward reforming the bulk telephony metadata collection program – just one of the National Security Agency's (NSA) mass surveillance programs.

GAP National Security & Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack stated:

Review Finds U.N. Mission Withheld Evidence of Government Crimes in Darfur

November 03, 2014

Whistleblower Says Review Too Weak

(New York, NY) – Last week, the United Nations issued a statement regarding a review of whistleblower Aicha Elbasri's claims concerning the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).

'American Whistleblower Tour' Visits University of Connecticut

October 31, 2014

(Washington, DC) – On Tuesday, Nov. 4, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) will bring the American Whistleblower Tour: Essential Voices for Accountability to the University of Connecticut (UConn). The stop will feature prominent whistleblowers Kathryn Bolkovac (human trafficking) and Jack Spadaro (Martin County coal slurry spill).

DOE Inspector General Fails to Address Hanford Whistleblower Retaliation

October 20, 2014

(Washington, DC) – After seven months of investigation by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Inspector General, this morning Inspector General Gregory Friedman issued a Special Review Memorandum to the Secretary of Energy regarding the termination of Hanford nuclear site whistleblower Donna Busche, formerly employed as the Environmental and Nuclear Safety Manager for the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP).

Whistleblower Panel at Baruch College Launches Fourth Year of Tour, Focuses on Financial Whistleblowing

October 08, 2014

(Washington, DC) – On Tuesday, Oct. 21, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) launches its fourth year of the American Whistleblower Tour: Essential Voices for Accountability with a presentation at Baruch College of the City University in New York. The stop will feature prominent whistleblowers Jon Oberg, D. Phil. (student loans) and Sherron Watkins (Enron scandal), along with expert whistleblower advocates.

Consumer and Worker Rights Groups File Amicus in Opposition of New Poultry Inspection System

October 03, 2014

(Washington, DC) – Today, consumer and worker rights groups filed a joint amicus curiae brief with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in the case of Food & Water Watch v. USDA. The lawsuit challenges the agency's New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS) rules, a plan modeled after the agency's controversial pilot program that USDA's own employees have fervently opposed.

Special Counsel Orders Investigation of Alleged Foster Care Fraud and Coverup

October 02, 2014

(Washington, DC) – Today, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) announced that the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) has ordered an investigation into allegations that the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) improperly continued federal funding to Wisconsin under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA).

GAP Praises Settlement of Marine Corps Whistleblower Case

September 25, 2014

MRAP Whistleblower Franz Gayl Commended for Integrity and Judgment; Assigned to Help Develop Marine Corps Policy on Whistleblowing

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Marine Corps whistleblower Franz Gayl and his attorneys since 2007 at the Government Accountability Project (GAP) praised the Marine Corps and the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) for the successful resolution of his seven-year Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) complaint.

All Circuit Review Extension Act Passes Senate

September 12, 2014

Coalition Applauds Unanimous Congressional Support to Extend Whistleblower Pilot Program


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