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.

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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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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Sharp Criticism Follows Rejection of NSA Whistleblower's Retaliation Claim
Thomas Drake, a National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower, who reported billions of dollars in waste and rampant civil liberties abuses by the NSA on a surveillance program called Trailblazer , has had his claim of NSA retaliation for whistleblowing rejected by the Pentagon Inspector General’s...
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Thursday, February 19, 2015
Historic Filing: Farmer Sues Perdue for Violation of FSMA Whistleblower Protection Law
Today, the Food Integrity Campaign (FIC, a program of the Government Accountability Project) filed a whistleblower retaliation complaint on behalf of its client, Perdue contract farmer Craig Watts. Mr. Watts alleges that the poultry company initiated intimidation tactics against Watts after he...
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
“American Whistleblower Tour” Comes to AU
On Tuesday, Feb. 17, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) will bring its acclaimed program, the American Whistleblower Tour: Essential Voices for Accountability , to American University. The stop will feature a screening of the updated Brave New Films documentary War on Whistleblowers: Free...
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Friday, February 06, 2015
Inspectors Warn Against USDA’s High-Speed Hog Inspection Program
The Government Accountability Project (GAP) is releasing evidence it has gathered from federal meat inspector whistleblowers who currently work at pork processing plants participating in a high-speed inspection pilot program. These whistleblowers voice concerns regarding the program and warn about...
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Wednesday, February 04, 2015
CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Released to Home Confinement
Yesterday, February 3, 2015, CIA whistleblower and GAP client John Kiriakou was released to home confinement after serving nearly two years in federal prison. In 2007, Kiriakou publicly confirmed the CIA’s use of waterboarding and revealed that torture was government policy, not the work of a few...
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Farm Bureau Case Challenging EPA's Right to Share Factory Farm Data Dismissed
The Government Accountability Project (GAP) applauded a federal judge's decision to dismiss a challenge brought by the American Farm Bureau Federation and National Pork Producers Council against the Environmental Protection Agency in Minneapolis late yesterday. The industry groups were seeking to...
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Former CIA Employee Convicted of Violating the Espionage Act
Former CIA employee Jeffery Sterling was convicted of violating the Espionage Act on Monday. Sterling’s case is one of an unprecedented number of Espionage Act cases the Obama administration has brought against intelligence community whistleblowers for alleged mishandling of classified information...
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Thursday, January 22, 2015
NSA Whistleblower Bill Binney Wins Prestigious Sam Adams Award
The Government Accountability Project (GAP) is proud to announce that retired NSA Technical Director and GAP client, William "Bill" Binney, will accept the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence Award today in Berlin, Germany. The award is presented annually by the Sam Adams Associates...
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Friday, January 16, 2015
Whistleblower at the Inter-American Development Bank Office in Haiti Vindicated by Tribunal
Nearly five years after the catastrophic earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, a five-judge panel at Administrative Tribunal of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) ruled unanimously to vindicate Mariela Antiga, a client of the Government Accountability Project (GAP) and a whistleblower who...
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