Government Accountability Project

The Government Accountability Project (GAP) is a 30-year-old nonprofit public interest group that promotes government and corporate accountability by advancing occupational free speech, defending whistleblowers, and empowering citizen activists. We pursue this mission through our Nuclear Safety, International Reform, Corporate Accountability, Food & Drug Safety, and Federal Employee/National Security programs. GAP is the nation's leading whistleblower protection organization.

Releases by this organization

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Thursday, May 12, 2016
President Signs “Defend Trade Secrets Act” – Includes Key Whistleblower Protections
The Government Accountability Project applauds landmark whistleblower protections Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 signed yesterday by President Obama, which would create significant safeguards for employees, contractors and consultants who lawfully disclose trade secrets to report illegality...
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
House and Senate to Each Hold Hearings on Allegations of Abuse and Absence of Accountability at the UN
WHY : In the wake of serious child sex abuse scandals in the Central African Republic and Haiti, and the deliberate and systematic cover-ups of crimes against humanity that occurred under the UN’s watch in Darfur, top UN officials have seemingly engaged in both a process to cover up abuses and...
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
GAP Whistleblowers Available to Speak on Food Safety Concerns at Largest Hormel Pork Plant
In light of newly released undercover video footage taken at a Hormel plant, two former USDA inspectors have come forward to speak about the food safety issues they have witnessed at Hormel's largest high-speed processing plant. The whistleblowers each originally submitted affidavits (one...
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
SEC Rule Clarifies Protections for Financial Whistleblowers
In the wake of the fifth anniversary of Dodd-Frank, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a much-needed interpretive rule on the scope of whistleblower protections within the law. In a letter to SEC Chair Mary Jo White, GAP and Labaton Sucharow LLP praised the Commission’s...
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Monday, August 03, 2015
70,000 Petitioners Demand Protections for Truth-telling Contract Poultry Farmers
Perdue contract farmer Rudy Howell has collected more than 70,000 petition signatures urging Congress to ensure protections for poultry farmers who face reprisal for speaking out. The Food Integrity Campaign (FIC, a program of the Government Accountability Project) is backing Howell's petition,...
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Friday, July 10, 2015
Media Advisory: Expert Panel on the Public Interest and Whistleblowing
Last month marked two years since NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden shocked the world with his disclosures about mass surveillance. In the United States, reactions to his revelations have ranged from the Secretary of State urging him to “man up” and return from his exile in Russia to face espionage...
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Council of Europe Parliamentarians Call For Strong Protections For National Security Whistleblowers
Yesterday, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) voted overwhelmingly to approve a resolution calling on its member states and the European Union (EU) to improve whistleblower protection and extend it to all employees working in the national security field. The 87-7 vote came...
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Monday, May 11, 2015
Nation’s Leading Whistleblower Protection and Advocacy Organization Speaks out on Jeffrey Sterling Sentence
Today, Jeffrey Sterling was sentenced to 42 months in prison after being convicted of exposing a botched CIA operation to the American people, in which the agency negligently slipped Iran working plans to build a nuclear weapon. While far less than the astronomical decades-long sentence the Justice...
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Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Press Statement Regarding Petraeus' Soft Plea Deal
Today, the Justice Department handed former CIA Director David Petraeus a friendly plea agreement, which includes a recommendation of two years probation under 18 USC Sec. 1924 for illegally disclosing classified information to his mistress. The agreement highlights the grossly unfair double...
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
GAP Applauds Senate Whistleblower Protection Caucus
Today, Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Vice Chairman Ron Wyden of Oregon will host a press conference to announce the Senate Whistleblower Protection Caucus. The event will be held at 2:30 PM ET in the Senate Judiciary Hearing Room (226 Dirksen Senate Office Building). In addition to founding...
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