National Whistleblowers Center

Since 1988, the NWC and attorneys associated with it have supported whistleblowers in the courts and before Congress and achieved victories for environmental protection, government contract fraud, nuclear safety and government and corporate accountability.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Global Wildlife Whistleblower Rewards Introduced at IUCN World Conservation Congress
The National Whistleblower Center (NWC) is attending the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress, advocating for the payment of large monetary rewards, worldwide, to whistleblowers who disclose illegal wildlife trafficking and violations of other key anticorruption laws. The Lacey Act, Endangered...
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Friday, August 05, 2016
Four-Year Campaign Results In Historic-Win For Tax Whistleblowers
On August 3, 2016 the U.S. Tax Court ruled that tax whistleblowers were entitled to a reward based on monies collected in criminal fines and penalties . This landmark decision reversed the position of the Department of Treasury that severely limited the “collected proceeds” upon which a...
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Friday, July 01, 2016
Senate Whistleblower Protection Caucus Recognizes Importance of Whistleblowers
Yesterday, the bipartisan Senate Whistleblower Caucus introduced a resolution to designate July, 30, 2016 , National Whistleblower Appreciation Day. If passed, this will be the fourth consecutive year the U.S. Senate has passed such a resolution. The resolution encourages federal agencies to...
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Tuesday, September 08, 2015
MSPB Rules Creation of Hostile Work Environment Violates WPA
September 8, 2015 . In a precedent setting decision, Savage v. Department of the Army, 2015 M.S.B.P. 51 (Sept. 3, 2015) , the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) ruled that the creation of a hostile work environment standing alone violates the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA). The WPA provides...
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Appeals Court Rules That KBR Can Keep Evidence Of Contract Fraud Secret
Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted a petition filed by the defense contractor Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc. (“KBR”) and ordered that internal company documents containing evidence that the company defrauded the U.S. government during the War in Iraq can...
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Monday, July 27, 2015
Grassroots Coalition Pushes to Establish July 30th as National Whistleblower Day
Today, over fifty grassroots advocacy groups and individual whistleblowers joined together to support the creation of a National Whistleblower Day. In a letter to President Obama and Congressional leaders, they stated the importance of the establishment of July 30th as a day to recognize the...
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Friday, June 12, 2015
New Website Promotes Establishment of A National Whistleblower Day
Today the National Whistleblower Center, the nation’s leading whistleblower advocacygroup, launched a website promoting the establishment of a National Whistleblower Day. The website, www.nationalwhistleblowerday.org , recites the history of the world’s first ever whistleblower law which was...
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Thursday, April 30, 2015
SEC Chair Praises Agency’s Whistleblower Program
Today SEC Chair Mary Jo White gave a major public presentation endorsing the SEC whistleblower program and explaining how whistleblowers now play a central role in protecting U.S. financial markets. Stephen M. Kohn, executive director of the National Whistleblower Center , made the following...
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Monday, April 20, 2015
FBI Admission of Crime Lab “Errors” In Hair Cases Vindicates Whistleblower
Yesterday, the Washington Post published a front-page article reporting that the FBI has finally admitted the FBI Lab’s forensic hair analyses used for decades in state and federal criminal cases were flawed and inaccurate more that ninety percent (90%) of the time. These systemic problems at the...
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Monday, March 23, 2015
Big Win For Whistleblowers At Labor Department
The U.S. Department of Labor's top whistleblower appeals board issued a 3-2 ruling setting forth the burdens of proof in corporate whistleblower cases. The decision, issued on Friday, March 20th by the DOL Administrative Review Board (Board) in the case of Powers v. Union Pacific Railroad Company,...
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