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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Friday, May 27, 2011
Air Force Whistleblower George Sarris Prevails in Settlement
Today, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) is announcing the successful settlement by Air Force aircraft mechanic George Sarris of his Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) lawsuit. GAP adjunct attorneys Thad Guyer and Stephanie Ayers challenged a wide range of retaliation surrounding removal of Sarris' security clearance, ranging from removal of meaningful duties to lowered performance appraisals.
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Thursday, April 21, 2011
Watchdogs Attack Bill for Gag Authority on Current or Retired Intelligence Whistleblowers
The Government Accountability Project (GAP) and a group of bipartisan watchdog organizations released a letter to the Senate yesterday strongly opposing a provision in the Intelligence Authorization Bill (S. 719) that would threaten First Amendment rights for current and retired intelligence community workers, and deny due process to challenge agency retaliation.
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Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Senate Reintroduces Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act
The Government Accountability Project (GAP) praised Senator Daniel Akaka and a bipartisan group of 11 other sponsors for today’s introduction of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA).
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Monday, April 04, 2011
House Republican Leadership Asked Senator to Place "Secret Hold" on Federal Whistleblower Bill
This past weekend, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) and the NPR show On The Media (OTM) announced an end to their "Blow the Whistle" campaign, which sought to identify which U.S. Senator placed a 'secret hold' during the final hours of the last session of Congress, killing the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA). The crowd-sourcing effort, which relied on citizens to contact their respective senators and report back findings, led GAP and OTM to eliminate all but two senators during the three month campaign.
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Senator Who Killed Whistleblower Bill with Secret Hold Close to Being Identified
In late December 2010, on the final day of the previous session of Congress, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA), S. 372, which would have strengthened rights for federal employees who report corruption, was killed by a lone senator's decision to place an anonymous "secret hold" on the bill.
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Thursday, February 10, 2011
Salmonella Victims to Call for Criminal Charges Against Former Peanut Corp. CEO
Tomorrow, Friday, February 11th, at the American University Washington College of Law, Salmonella victims and their families will be sharing their stories at a press conference, and calling for criminal charges to be brought against former Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) CEO Stewart Parnell.
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Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Friday Conference Analyzes Revolutionary Food Whistleblower Protections
The Government Accountability Project (GAP) is reminding all interested parties about its upcoming conference, Employee Rights and the Food Safety Modernization Act , which will analyze the far-reaching implications of new whistleblower protections for food industry workers, and the law's overall impact on food safety. Launched by GAP's Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) and co-hosted with the American University Washington College of Law (WCL), this all-day seminar will be held in Washington, D.C. this Friday, February 11 at WCL (4801 Massachusetts Ave.
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Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Groundbreaking Conference Next Friday Analyzes Revolutionary Food Whistleblower Protections
The Government Accountability Project (GAP) is excited to announce its upcoming conference, Employee Rights and the Food Safety Modernization Act , which will analyze the far-reaching implications of new whistleblower protections for food industry workers, and the law's overall impact on food safety. Launched by GAP's Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) and co-hosted with the American University Washington College of Law (WCL), this all-day seminar will be held in Washington, D.C. on February 11 at WCL.
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Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Taxpayer Dollars Fund Retaliatory Investigations: Report Shows Tactics Used to Muzzle Federal Employees
A new report from the Government Accountability Project (GAP) exposes illegal tactics widely used by federal authorities to muzzle employees who call attention to security lapses, dangers to the public, and abuses of power within their agencies. In a series of case studies, Whistleblower Witch Hunts documents the experiences of 12 federal employees who were subjected to a variety of retaliatory actions, including unjustified investigations.
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Friday, October 22, 2010
WikiLeaks Release Underscores Need for Whistleblower Protections, Effective Channels
On the eve of what will reportedly be the most voluminous release of American classified documents in history, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) is stressing that the passage of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) would dramatically reduce the frequency of such releases in the future. The WPEA provides an orderly process for national security and intelligence community employees to safely report, within the system, their concerns about government waste, corruption, lawlessness or other abuses of power.
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