The Project on Government Oversight reports that a three-person panel authorized by Obama’s Presidential Policy Directive 19 concluded last May that the National Security Agency’s inspector general retaliated against a whistleblower. Based on that information, Director Michael Rogers sent IG George Ellard a termination notice. The IG, who is on administrative leave while he appeals the decision, said in 2014, “Snowden could have come to me. We have surprising success in resolving the complaints that are brought to us.” (more…)
At a hearing of the Senate Appropriations committee Thursday, whistleblowers testified on Veterans Affair’s investigation of the concerns about healthcare deficiencies at Veterans Affairs hospitals–investigations they characterized as a collective whitewash. (more…)
Sgt. Phil Roberts, a police officer with the Phoenix Police Department, has been fired. Roberts was placed under internal investigation after he wrote memos reporting that high-level city officials misrepresented crimes in order to receive federal grant money.
The story of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky grows increasingly bizarre as Moscow’s Tverskoy Court prepares to conduct an unprecedented posthumous trial of the whistleblower more than three years after his death in 2009.