Tag Archive for whistleblowers

VA crisis exposes cost of whistleblower reprisal

The Department of Veterans Affairs is embroiled in a scandal:  Employees “cooked the books” to hide extraordinary delays in scheduling healthcare appointments.  In Phoenix, 40 veterans reportedly died while waiting for appointments say sources who came forward last month. But, the…

Medicare fraud and how to stop it

By David E. Haynes Millions of Americans rely upon the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs for their health care services. In order to fund these critical services, the federal government spends billions each year. In 2013, the federal government spent…

Edward Snowden gets a new job

Moscow newspapers reported today that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been hired to perform website maintenance for “an unidentified major online resource” in Russia.

Snowden meets with US whistleblowers in Moscow

Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who revealed massive domestic surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA), met recently in Moscow with three prominent US whistleblowers–Coleen Rowley, Thomas Drake, and Jesselyn Radack–and Ray McGovern, a former intelligence analyst for the Central Intelligence…

Senator Grassley asks Obama to clarify whistleblower protections

Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) has written President Obama to inquire about the impacts of a recent court ruling on the civil service. The ruling in Kaplan v. Conyers and Northover removed from MSPB review the claims of employees deemed to hold…