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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Thursday, March 12, 2009
GAP Praises House Whistleblower Protection Bill
The Government Accountability Project (GAP) praised House sponsors who introduced legislation today to overhaul the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) for "persistence and leadership to lock in accountability before stimulus spending gears up." The bipartisan team led by Representatives Chris Van Hollen (D.-MD.) and Todd Platts (R.-PA.) is acting promptly to pass federal whistleblower rights as free standing legislation, after Senate conferees objected to including identical safeguards as amendments to last month's stimulus law.
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Monday, March 09, 2009
Tuesday Panel Examines Future of Domestic Surveillance Controversy
The Government Accountability Project (GAP) is pleased to announce that tomorrow, as part of the National Whistleblower Assembly conference currently underway, a blockbuster panel discussion will be held on Capitol Hill examining the past, current, and future state of the controversy surrounding the warrantless wiretapping scandal.
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Thursday, March 05, 2009
Whistleblower Fights Back Against Retaliatory Jailing
The Government Accountability Project (GAP) today filed a legal whistleblowing disclosure with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel on behalf of Martin Salazar, a 20-year Department of Energy (DOE) employee prosecuted and jailed after ignoring threats to stop the blowing the whistle on agency misconduct. The disclosure seeks an independent investigation of DOE's own role in the misconduct it prosecuted him for after he refused to be silenced. Salazar persistently challenged confirmed race and sex discrimination at DOE's Savannah River, South Carolina nuclear weapons facility.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009
World Bank Exempts Its Own Operations From Accountability Demanded of Borrowers
Governments that borrow from the World Bank must account for their loan funds much more transparently than the Bank itself accounts to taxpayers for its own financing. The Government Accountability Project (GAP) pointed out this discrepancy in a paper and a letter sent today to US Executive Director Eli Whitney Debevoise, outlining the Bank's inconsistent disclosure practices regarding vendors. While contracts financed through loan and project funds are publicly disclosed, contracts between the Bank and its own vendors are shrouded in secrecy and kept from public review.
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Friday, February 13, 2009
Stimulus Agreement Gives Whistleblower Rights to Contractor Employees; Fails to Protect Federal Workers
The Government Accountability Project (GAP) today praised congressional negotiators for passing 2009's first major whistleblower rights law as part of the $790 billion stimulus spending bill. The final stimulus package includes "best practices" anti-retaliation rights for any workers at recipients of the new federal spending. This includes contractors, grantees, and state and local government employees who work in programs that receive stimulus funding.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009
World Bank Refuses to Divulge Procedural Info in Letter to GAP
In response to a detailed letter from the Government Accountability Project (GAP) asking for clarifications of World Bank debarment policy in the wake of the recent episode involving Satyam Computer Services, World Bank Managing Director Juan Jose Daboub replied with a short non-responsive paragraph. His note rejects transparency at a time when the Bank is under fire for concealing allegations of corruption involving an IT firm that solicited contracts throughout the UN system, even as the World Bank banned it from future work.
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Thursday, January 29, 2009
House Passage of Taxpayer Accountability Amendment Safeguards Stimulus Dollars
Our nine organizations today are offering our public support and appreciation for the House's unanimous acceptance of a taxpayer accountability amendment yesterday.
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