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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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Manning's 35-Year Sentence Intended to be a Message to All Whistleblowers
The judge in the court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, Col. Denise Lind, has sentenced the private to 35 years in prison. He will receive a dishonorable discharge, will forfeit his pay and benefits, and will be reduced in rank. The sentence comes after Manning was convicted last month of 20 offenses, including six violations of the Espionage Act of 1917, as well as five counts of theft and computer fraud.
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Thursday, August 08, 2013
Snowden Honored with 2013 Whistleblower Prize from Transparency International and Partners
In a move that further cements Edward Snowden's credentials as a whistleblower in the eyes of the world, he has been awarded the 2013 Whistleblower Prize by a coalition which includes Transparency International Germany.
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
GAP Statement on the Bradley Manning Verdict
Earlier today, a military judge found whistleblower and Army Pfc. Bradley Manning guilty of several charges, including five counts of violating the Espionage Act. The Government Accountability Project (GAP) has been closely following the court martial, including today's ruling. This verdict holds vast implications for whistleblowers as a whole, including the fate of whistleblower Edward Snowden. GAP takes the following positions on today's events:
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Friday, July 26, 2013
NSA Whistleblowers Praise Snowden at GAP Whistleblower Conference
The Government Accountability Project (GAP) conference "Whistleblowers, Journalists, and the New War Within" held yesterday, July 25, at the National Press Club featured a panel of three ex-NSA whistleblowers, along with experts on digital surveillance, telecom systems engineering, and whistleblower legal protections.
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Friday, July 12, 2013
Snowden's Whistleblowing a Human Right
The press conference Friday morning by National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden, and his subsequent written statement accepting offers of asylum, now formalize his status as a recognized recipient of political asylum in five countries. It is the position of the Government Accountability Project (GAP) that Snowden's whistleblower status is now bolstered by political refugee status.
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Friday, June 14, 2013
GAP Statement on Edward Snowden & NSA Domestic Surveillance
Recently, the American public learned that the National Security Agency (NSA) has conducted, and continues to conduct, wholesale surveillance of U.S. citizens through a secretive data-mining program. The program collects the phone records, email exchanges, and internet histories of tens of millions of Americans who would otherwise have no knowledge of the secret program were it not for the disclosures of recent whistleblowers. The latest of these whistleblowers to come forward is former Booz Allen Hamilton federal contractor employee, Edward Snowden.
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Thursday, April 25, 2013
USDA Whistleblowers: Chemical Use in Poultry Plants a Serious Health Hazard
Today, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) is releasing evidence it has gathered from federal poultry inspector whistleblowers about chemical use in the industry and its health impacts. GAP is making publicly available affidavits from two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspectors that illustrate serious health hazards regarding chemical use they observed at multiple poultry processing plants.
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Friday, April 19, 2013
3 Years After Deepwater Horizon, Report Shows Devastating Impact of Dispersant Used in "Cleanup"
Today, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) released Deadly Dispersants in the Gulf: Are Public Health and Environmental Tragedies the New Norm for Oil Spill Cleanups? The report details the devastating long-term effects on human health and the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem stemming from BP and the federal government's widespread use of the dispersant Corexit, in response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
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Wednesday, December 05, 2012
GAP Sues FDA for Wrongful Withholding of Animal Drug Data
The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision to withhold agency data regarding the sale of antibiotics for use in food animals is unlawful, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) said in a lawsuit filed today.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
WPEA Signed into Law, Protecting Federal Food Safety Employees
Today, the Government Accountability Project's (GAP) Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) is praising President Obama for signing into law the strongest federal whistleblower protections in history. The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) passed the House of Representatives in late September and the Senate earlier this month.
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