Protecting Whistleblowers to Protect Taxpayer Dollars

    Tom Devine Posted by Tom Devine.

    Tom Devine is legal director of the Government Accountability Project, where he has worked to assist thousands of whistleblowers to come forward and has been involved in the all of the campaigns to pass or defend major whistleblower laws over the last two decades.



    “Recent whistleblower actions have helped the government curb overtime abuses [to the tune of $100 million] within the Department of Homeland Security, where border agents once ....

    “Recent whistleblower actions have helped the government curb overtime abuses [to the tune of $100 million] within the Department of Homeland Security, where border agents once clocked extra hours while working as CrossFit instructors.”

    How whistleblowers helped government curb DHS overtime abuse
    Washington Post
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    Some good news: “there seems to be a growing consensus that protecting intelligence community whistleblowers is important to national security. More needs to be done to protect them.”

    Protecting Whistleblowers Protects National Security
    Truthout
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    “Lawmakers of both parties told the FBI that the agency culture and structure are both hostile to whistleblowers, a fact they said the bureau needs to change, from top to bottom.”

    FBI hostile to whistleblowers and must change culture, lawmakers say
    Washington Times