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, September 30, 2010
Food Integrity Campaign Website Launched
The Government Accountability Project (GAP) today announced the launch of a new website for its Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) , a campaign to protect the rights of employees in the food industry and government who speak out against unsafe, unhealthy and inhumane practices.
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Friday, September 17, 2010
400+ Groups Urge Congress & President: Finish Whistleblower Law
More than 400 taxpayer, environmental, science, consumer, faith-based, civil rights and transparency groups spanning the ideological spectrum today called on Congress and President Obama to work to enact a strong federal whistleblower protection law as soon as possible. Enactment of a strong whistleblower protection reform law will restore credible free speech rights for federal workers who challenge government illegality, fraud, waste or abuse.
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Monday, September 13, 2010
Whistleblower Protections Equal Safer Food, Federal Workers Say
According to a new survey, scientists from Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) overwhelmingly believe that if they, their coworkers, and food industry employees enjoyed solid whistleblower protections, food consumed in America would be safer to eat.
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Thursday, August 26, 2010
Judge Rules D.C. Whistleblower Law Retroactively Applies to Cases
A decision by a Superior Court Judge last week, involving the case of a whistleblower from the Washington, D.C. Fire & Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) department, may help open the door for a slew of whistleblower cases from current/former District employees to be brought against the city.
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
White House Ends Climate Change Gag Order
The Government Accountability Project (GAP), counsel for EPA and climate change whistleblowers Laurie Williams and Allan Zabel, sent a letter to President Obama yesterday thanking the White House for causing the EPA to withdraw its censorship orders that effectively gagged the two enforcement attorneys.
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Thursday, July 08, 2010
Report Exposes Irregularities of Obscure State Department-Funded Organization
A report released by the Government Accountability Project (GAP), based on documents obtained through nearly three years' of U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, exposes the highly irregular manner in which the Foundation for the Future (FFF) - an obscure project funded by the U.S. Department of State - was established and operated by Bush administration officials and appointees.
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
SEC Settles with Aguirre
In what may be the largest settlement of its kind, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has agreed to pay $755,000 to settle the wrongful termination claim of Gary J. Aguirre, the attorney who headed the SEC’s insider trading investigation of Pequot Capital Management until his firing in September 2005.
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
GAP Scrutinizes Nominee for Deputy Attorney General
The Government Accountability Project (GAP), which has been critical of the nomination of James Cole since he was rumored to be on the short-list for Deputy Attorney General, has posted mock questions for members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to pose to Cole at his confirmation hearing later today.
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Thursday, May 20, 2010
National Whistleblower Assembly Starts Monday
The Government Accountability Project (GAP) and a coalition of public interest organizations are proud to present this year's National Whistleblower Assembly, taking place this Monday and Tuesday on Capitol Hill. This year's conference is chalked full of noted politicians, key government officials, and an all-star line up of famous whistleblowers.
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
National Whistleblower Assembly May 24 & 25
The Government Accountability Project (GAP) and a coalition of public interest organizations are proud to announce that this year's National Whistleblower Assembly will take place from May 24 & 25 on Capitol Hill. This year's conference is chalked full of noted politicians, key government officials, and an all-star line up of famous whistleblowers. Cosponsors of the event include the American Federation of Government Employees, National Treasury Employees Union, Project On Government Oversight, Semmelweis Society International, and the Make It Safe Coalition.
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