05 Jun '12, 4pm

Bill to Strengthen Whistleblower Protections Advances:

Last week the House Oversight Committee reported out the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, a bill that is intended to increase protections for government employees and contractors who “blow the whistle” and disclose illegal or improper government activity. Among other things, the bill would require intelligence agency heads to advise employees on how to make lawful disclosures of classified information without retribution. “Whistleblowers are crucial in helping to expose waste, fraud, abuse, mismanagement and criminal activity across the Federal government,” the May 30 House Committee report stated. “Their disclosures can save billions of dollars, and even human lives. It is vital that Congress encourage–not discourage–these well-intentioned individuals from coming forward.” The pending bill would bolster the comparatively flimsy provisions of the Intelligence Comm...

Full article: http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/2012/06/wpea_advances.html

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