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New Bill To Increase National Security Whistleblower Protection

Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 8-Jul-2010

By Catherine Bertram

In a Washington Post op-ed piece, Tom Devine, legal director of the Government Accountability Project, criticized the lack of protection provided to national security whistleblowers,  "After 10 years, Congress is on the verge of repairing the dysfunctional Whistleblower Protection Act for government employees, and the restored act would for the first time cover FBI and intelligence employees."

According to Mr. Devine, the House bill "would allow whistleblowers to challenge retaliatory investigations before they become indictments," and the House and Senate bills "would allow national security workers to safely disclose what they ‘reasonably believe evidences’ mismanagement, violations of law, waste and abuse, including as part of their job duties."
 

 

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