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September 26, 2014

Subcommittee Holds Hearing About Whistleblower Protections

MacLean Boven

Federal whistleblowers Robert MacLean and Robert Van Boven share their experiences and help assess the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act.

September 26, 2014

In Defense of National Security Whistleblowers


In a recent Harvard Law & Policy Review article, Yochai Benkler, law professor and co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, introduced the idea of a “public accountability defense,” especially for national security whistleblowers.

September 26, 2014

A Ray of Light from Senator Durbin’s Defense Subcommittee: Will It Brighten or Fade?

Ray of Sun

When members of Congress show even faint signs of departing from their habitual abuse of the public purse, it merits attention.

September 25, 2014

Hill Encourages DoD IG to Protect Contractor Whistleblowers

National Security

A bipartisan group of Members of Congress sent a letter chastising the DoD Office of Inspector General for having an “extremely limited definition of Department of Defense personnel to whom contractor and subcontractor employees may make protected disclosures.”

September 25, 2014

Settlement Finally Brings Justice to Marine Corps Whistleblower

Franz Gayl

More than seven years after he first raised concerns about a lack of safe military vehicles in Iraq—truth telling that got him reprimanded and suspended—Marine science advisor Franz Gayl can finally get back to work.

September 30, 2014

It's Time for More Limits on Lobbying

POGO's Danielle Brian talks about the problems with lax regulations on former members of Congress becoming lobbyists.

September 25, 2014

Settlement Finally Brings Justice for Marine Corps Whistleblower

With a settlement reached today through the Office of Special Counsel’s mediation program, whistleblower Franz Gayl’s long ordeal is finally over. Mr. Gayl was the Marine Corps science advisor who raised concerns about the delay in getting Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAPs) to troops in Iraq.

September 19, 2014

POGO Joins Comments Calling for Public Access to Consumer Complaint Narratives

The undersigned consumer, privacy, civil rights, labor and open government groups unequivocally support the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposal to publish consumer narratives in the public complaint database. Director Cordray has called the complaint narrative the “heart and soul” of a complaint.

September 18, 2014

Concerned Groups Highlight Problems with DOE's Treatment of Political Scientist

A group of 18 concerned organizations and individuals joined together to highlight a few areas of concern at the Department of Energy and the way it handled the termination of Dr. James Doyle.

September 16, 2014

Congress Must Debate and Decide Whether to Authorize the Continued Use of Military Force Against ISIL

Statement of Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project On Government Oversight - President Obama’s plan to destroy the Islamic State militant organization, also known as ISIL, puts the United States on the brink of another war.

September 29, 2014

The Many, Many Ideas to Fix the Broken Security Clearance Process

Government Executive ( | Eric Katz

September 20, 2014

DOD can't track its vast real estate holdings

The Washington Examiner | Mark Tapscott

August 19, 2014

US Army general accused -- again -- of obstructing probe of grisly Afghan hospital

Fox News; Politics | Barnini Chakraborty

August 15, 2014

White House reverses policy on lobbyists

FSRNl; Free Speech Radio News | Ashley Westerman

August 13, 2014

IG: Former DARPA head promoted own company, violating rules

Navy Times | Andrew Tilghman

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