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, November 14, 2012
Congress Passes Whistleblower Protections for Federal Food Safety Employees
Today, the Government Accountability Project's (GAP) Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) is praising Congress for passing the strongest federal whistleblower protections in history. The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) passed the House of Representative in late September and the Senate today, and is being sent to President Obama for his signature. This long overdue legislation overturns many loopholes and provides critically important upgrades to weak, current protections.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Second 'Fast & Furious' Whistleblower Settles
The Government Accountability Project (GAP) today announced the second successful settlement involving allegations of retaliation against a whistleblower involved in the "Fast & Furious" scandal, the program that resulted in federally-monitored guns ending up in the hands of Mexican drug cartels. GAP praised new leadership at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), and an effective mediation program at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), for settling the case of ATF agent Larry Alt.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
More USDA Inspectors Question Poultry Plan Safety as Comment Period Ends
Today, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) is releasing several additional affidavits from federal poultry inspectors/whistleblowers, all of which challenge the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposed Modernization of Poultry Inspection System – based on the piloted poultry inspection system known as the HAACP-Based Inspection Models Project (HIMP). The affidavits released today raise serious concerns about the plan's potential to allow more contaminated product to reach consumers, which poses a risk to public health.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
NSA Domestic Spying Continues Under Obama
On Monday, National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower and Government Accountability Project (GAP) client William Binney continued publicly revealing massive domestic surveillance beginning under President George W. Bush in the aftermath of 9/11, and continuing rampantly under President Obama.
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Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Bank of America/Countrywide Whistleblower Details Wrongdoing
Last Sunday night, the television news-magazine 60 Minutes featured a July 2011 interview of Eileen Foster, a former high-ranking official at Countrywide Financial Corp., the home loans behemoth, and then Bank of America (BofA) after its purchase of Countrywide in July 2008. Foster, now a GAP client, reported the corrupt activities of company officials, both pre- and post-purchase. In September 2008, BofA terminated Foster.
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Thursday, November 03, 2011
House Oversight Committee Passes Key Federal Whistleblower Protections
The Government Accountability Project (GAP) today praised the unanimous action of a 35-0 vote by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to approve HR 3289, the Platts-Van Hollen Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2011. This legislation – the companion bill to the Senate's Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) legislation, passed last month – is a long-overdue overhaul of the ineffective Whistleblower Protection Act, the primary statute to protect federal whistleblowers who report waste, fraud and abuse.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
GAP Praises Senate Committee Vote on Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act
The Government Accountability Project (GAP) today praised unanimous action by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) approving S. 743, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA). This long-overdue legislation would overhaul the ineffective Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA).
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Monday, August 08, 2011
Seventh Circuit Rules Rumsfeld Can Be Held Liable for Torture of U.S. Citizens in War Zones
Earlier today, the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, in the case Donald Vance and Nathan Ertel v. Donald Rumsfeld and The United States of America , ruled that two American citizens (both contractors who were wrongfully detained and subjected to “enhanced interrogation techniques” by American military officers) can continue with their lawsuit holding former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld personally responsible for their alleged torture.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
World Bank Tribunal Affirms Privacy and Free Speech Rights
The World Bank Administrative Tribunal released a far-reaching decision last Friday, June 17, that gives employees of the Bank significant new protections from both excessive punishment for revealing information to the press, and sweeping searches of their computers.
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Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Over 4,100 Citizens Stand Up for Tom Drake
This past Friday, June 3, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) delivered a petition to the heads of both the Senate and House of Representatives Judiciary Committees, as well as Attorney General Eric Holder, regarding the selective and unjust prosecution of National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Thomas Drake.
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