Government Accountability Project

Government Accountability Project Government Accountability Project is the nation’s leading whistleblower protection organization. Visit us at www.whistleblower.org Founded in 1977, GAP is the nation’s leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.

Located in Washington, D.C., GAP is a nonpartisan, public interest group. In addition to focusing on whistleblower support in our stated program areas, we lead campaigns to enact whistleblower protection laws both domestically and internationally. GAP also conducts an accredited legal clinic for law students, and offers an internship program year-round.

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05/05/2021

MYTH: Whistleblowing is a crime

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MYTH: Whistleblowing is a crime

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Recent reporting from Insider revealed that Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) – the immigration facility at the cente...
05/04/2021
Press Statement: Government Accountability Project’s Statement on ICE Detention Facility at Center of Whistleblower Disclosures No Longer Detaining Women

Recent reporting from Insider revealed that Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) – the immigration facility at the center of our client Dawn Wooten’s whistleblower disclosures – is no longer detaining any women.

In September 2020, Ms. Wooten, a nurse at ICDC, blew the whistle on wrongdoing that included ignoring COVID-19 prevention protocols, failing to provide medical care to detainees, and performing invasive gynecological procedures on detained immigrant women with dubious consent.

While this information demonstrates the impact a whistleblower can make when they step forward to disclose wrongdoing, more must be done for accountability to truly take place.

Read our full statement ⬇️

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 4, 2021 Government Accountability Project’s Statement on ICE Detention Facility at Center of Whistleblower Disclosures No Longer Detaining Women WASHINGTON—Recent reporting from Insider revealed that Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) – the immigration facility at ...

Despite best practice rights on paper, federal whistleblowers have the nation’s weakest results in practice. That's why ...
05/03/2021
Press Release: Government Accountability Project Applauds Introduction of Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act

Despite best practice rights on paper, federal whistleblowers have the nation’s weakest results in practice. That's why we support today's introduction of the Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act, which would strengthen protections for employees.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 3, 2021 Government Accountability Project Applauds Introduction of Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act WASHINGTON—Today, Government Accountability Project released research demonstrating that federal employees have almost no chance of defending themselves against re...

"Afghanistan’s crags and valleys hold at least a trillion dollars’ worth of minerals, first mapped by Soviet geologists ...
04/30/2021
How Afghanistan’s President Helped His Brother Secure Lucrative Mining Deals with a U.S. Contractor - OCCRP

"Afghanistan’s crags and valleys hold at least a trillion dollars’ worth of minerals, first mapped by Soviet geologists in the 1970s. Local warlords and foreign powers have plundered these deposits ever since."

More from our Investigator Zack Kopplin in Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project:

With the stroke of a pen, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani put his sibling into the chromite business with a tarnished U.S. defense contractor.

In The New York Times recent reporting on the pandemic in the U.S. immigration system, our client and Department of Home...
04/29/2021
Video: How ICE’s Mishandling of Covid-19 Fueled Outbreaks Around the Country

In The New York Times recent reporting on the pandemic in the U.S. immigration system, our client and Department of Homeland Security medical expert Dr. Scott Allen explains: “The failure to control Covid outbreaks in detention, jails and prisons is critically impairing our efforts to contain the spread of the virus in our communities.”

To date, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has reported over 12,000 virus cases. Our investigation found that the impact of infection extended beyond U.S. detention centers.

The relationship between whistleblowers and the press is essential to holding those in power accountable. We created a g...
04/28/2021

The relationship between whistleblowers and the press is essential to holding those in power accountable. We created a guide so journalists understand how they can support sources.

Download ➡️https://whistleblower.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/WhistleblowingJournalismGuide.pdf

The relationship between whistleblowers and the press is essential to holding those in power accountable. We created a guide so journalists understand how they can support sources.

Download ➡️https://whistleblower.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/WhistleblowingJournalismGuide.pdf

There are a lot of misconceptions about whistleblowers.As the international leader in whistleblower advocacy, we're here...
04/27/2021

There are a lot of misconceptions about whistleblowers.

As the international leader in whistleblower advocacy, we're here to share the importance of their disclosures.

There are a lot of misconceptions about whistleblowers.

As the international leader in whistleblower advocacy, we're here to share the importance of their disclosures.

MYTH: Many whistleblowers are in it for the money.FACT ⬇️
04/26/2021

MYTH: Many whistleblowers are in it for the money.

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MYTH: Many whistleblowers are in it for the money.

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Happy Earth Day! To celebrate, learn about a few of the many brave whistleblowers who have spoken up to defend our plane...
04/22/2021
Protecting our Planet: Celebrating the Importance of Whistleblowers on Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! To celebrate, learn about a few of the many brave whistleblowers who have spoken up to defend our planet, those most impacted by the environment, and our scientific institutions in our latest blog 👇

Protecting our Planet: Celebrating the Importance of Whistleblowers on Earth Day In honor of Earth Day on April 22, the world recognizes the anniversary of the modern environmental movement. Started in 1970, Earth Day provides an outlet for individuals and institutions alike to put a spotlight on

We commend the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial not only as a mandate for justice, but also for demonstrating the esse...
04/21/2021
Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Statement on the Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict

We commend the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial not only as a mandate for justice, but also for demonstrating the essential role of whistleblowers in enforcing accountability.

Read our full statement ⬇️

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2021 Government Accountability Project Statement on the Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict WASHINGTON—Government Accountability Project hailed the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial not only as a mandate for justice, but also for demonstrating the essential role of whistl...

With over 40 years of experience helping whistleblowers, we've compiled a guide for federal employees, contractors, and ...
04/20/2021

With over 40 years of experience helping whistleblowers, we've compiled a guide for federal employees, contractors, and grantees who are ready to speak up.

Download today ➡️https://whistleblower.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Truth-Telling-in-Government_2nd-Edition.pdf

With over 40 years of experience helping whistleblowers, we've compiled a guide for federal employees, contractors, and grantees who are ready to speak up.

Download today ➡️https://whistleblower.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Truth-Telling-in-Government_2nd-Edition.pdf

Thinking about blowing the whistle? In order to improve your chances of successfully addressing the problem while minimi...
04/16/2021

Thinking about blowing the whistle?

In order to improve your chances of successfully addressing the problem while minimizing the possibility of reprisal, ask yourself these questions first 👇
https://whistleblower.org/resources/#survival-tips

Thinking about blowing the whistle?

In order to improve your chances of successfully addressing the problem while minimizing the possibility of reprisal, ask yourself these questions first 👇
https://whistleblower.org/resources/#survival-tips

04/15/2021

We're in a time of reckoning and repair.

Our Director of Education Dana Gold explains how whistleblowers can help us move forward through their disclosures 👇

Need help blowing the whistle? Download our updated whistleblowing guide for federal employees, contractors, and grantee...
04/14/2021

Need help blowing the whistle?

Download our updated whistleblowing guide for federal employees, contractors, and grantees to learn more about your options:https://whistleblower.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Truth-Telling-in-Government_2nd-Edition.pdf

Need help blowing the whistle?

Download our updated whistleblowing guide for federal employees, contractors, and grantees to learn more about your options:https://whistleblower.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Truth-Telling-in-Government_2nd-Edition.pdf

ICYMI: This month, over 260 organizations have joined us in urging President Biden and Congressional Leaders to pass str...
04/13/2021
Press Release: Government Accountability Project and 266 Advocacy Organizations Call on President Biden and Congress to Pass Stronger Whistleblower Protections

ICYMI: This month, over 260 organizations have joined us in urging President Biden and Congressional Leaders to pass stronger whistleblower protections.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2021 Government Accountability Project and 266 Advocacy Organizations Call on President Biden and Congress to Pass Stronger Whistleblower Protections WASHINGTON—Today, Government Accountability Project is joined by 266 organizations in a letter to government leaders...

MYTH: Whistleblowers are too quick to run to the press with their grievances.FACT 👇
04/12/2021

MYTH: Whistleblowers are too quick to run to the press with their grievances.

FACT 👇

MYTH: Whistleblowers are too quick to run to the press with their grievances.

FACT 👇

04/09/2021
Whistleblowers Raise Awareness on Every Issue

What issues have we learned about thanks to whistleblowers?

Our Director of Education Dana Gold answered this question in our latest Facebook Live with Open The Government 👇

“There is one issue that has enjoyed bipartisan support for decades, if not centuries, and that is whistleblowing.” Hear...
04/08/2021
GovExec Daily: A Request for Stronger Whistleblower Protections

“There is one issue that has enjoyed bipartisan support for decades, if not centuries, and that is whistleblowing.”

Hear more from our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough on Government Executive Daily:

The Government Accountability Project's Irvin McCullough joins the show to discuss a letter sent to the White House and Congress.

We've compiled a guide for federal employees, contractors, and grantees based on our experience helping over 8,000 whist...
04/07/2021

We've compiled a guide for federal employees, contractors, and grantees based on our experience helping over 8,000 whistleblowers.

Download your free copy:https://whistleblower.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Truth-Telling-in-Government_2nd-Edition.pdf

We've compiled a guide for federal employees, contractors, and grantees based on our experience helping over 8,000 whistleblowers.

Download your free copy:https://whistleblower.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Truth-Telling-in-Government_2nd-Edition.pdf

ICYMI: We sent a letter to President Biden and Congressional Leaders outlining how they can act to strengthen whistleblo...
04/05/2021
Press Release: Government Accountability Project and 264 Advocacy Organizations Call on President Biden and Congress to Pass Stronger Whistleblower Protections

ICYMI: We sent a letter to President Biden and Congressional Leaders outlining how they can act to strengthen whistleblower protections.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2021 Government Accountability Project and 264 Advocacy Organizations Call on President Biden and Congress to Pass Stronger Whistleblower Protections WASHINGTON—Today, Government Accountability Project is joined by 264 organizations in a letter to government leaders...

04/01/2021
Reckoning & Repair: How to Empower Whistleblowers and Promote Accountability in 2021

Join us in discussion with leading accountability experts Lisa Rosenberg, Tom Devine, and Dana Gold to learn why, and which, crucial reforms are needed to strengthen whistleblower protections in 2021. Using Trump-era whistleblower case studies as examples, they will address the essential reforms needed to protect whistleblowers as they in turn protect democracy in 2021.

Have any questions? Post them in the comments section below!

There's a public mandate calling for stronger whistleblower protections. We've sent a letter signed by over 260 advocacy...
04/01/2021
Over 260 groups call on Biden to improve whistleblower protections

There's a public mandate calling for stronger whistleblower protections. We've sent a letter signed by over 260 advocacy organizations to President Biden and Congressional Leaders demanding them to take action now.

Over 260 organizations urged President Biden and Congress to support freedom of speech protections for whistleblowers by making improvements to protections.

To celebrate Women's History Month, we're recognizing the contributions women whistleblowers have made to immigration re...
03/31/2021
Women Whistleblowers in the Trump Era: A Celebration of Women Who Refused to Be Silenced (Part 2)

To celebrate Women's History Month, we're recognizing the contributions women whistleblowers have made to immigration reform, scientific integrity, and more.

Read part two of our spotlight series 👇

Women Whistleblowers in the Trump Era: A Celebration of Women Who Refused to Be Silenced (Part 2) By Sarah Hubbard Government Accountability Project is recognizing Women’s History Month by spotlighting women whistleblowers who have made a difference. Read part one of this series here.

For #WomensHistoryMonth, we're celebrating a sometimes overlooked group of women who have served our nation by refusing ...
03/26/2021
Women Whistleblowers in the Trump Era: A Celebration of Women Who Refused to Be Silenced (Part 1)

For #WomensHistoryMonth, we're celebrating a sometimes overlooked group of women who have served our nation by refusing to be silenced: women whistleblowers.

Women Whistleblowers in the Trump Era: A Celebration of Women Who Refused to Be Silenced (Part 1) By Sarah Hubbard In celebration of Women’s History Month every March, our nation honors women who have made great contributions to American history. Government Accountability Project celebrates a some...

Thinking about blowing the whistle? Our newly updated guide for federal employees, contractors, and grantees can help.Do...
03/25/2021

Thinking about blowing the whistle? Our newly updated guide for federal employees, contractors, and grantees can help.

Download your free copy:https://whistleblower.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Truth-Telling-in-Government_2nd-Edition.pdf

Thinking about blowing the whistle? Our newly updated guide for federal employees, contractors, and grantees can help.

Download your free copy:https://whistleblower.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Truth-Telling-in-Government_2nd-Edition.pdf

Next week, we're partnering with Accountability 2021 to educate the public on the importance of whistleblowers and call ...
03/24/2021
Advocates push Biden for swift action on Accountability 2021 recommendations - Open The Government

Next week, we're partnering with Accountability 2021 to educate the public on the importance of whistleblowers and call on the Biden administration and Congress to strengthen protections.

Stay tuned!

Sunshine Week, the annual celebration of the importance of open government and freedom of information is this week, and we are amplifying the recommendations in Accountability 2021 now and in the coming weeks. Convened by Open The Government, a broad coalition of more than 40 good government, democr...

To support whistleblowers, we developed the second edition of our guide for federal government employees, contractors, a...
03/23/2021

To support whistleblowers, we developed the second edition of our guide for federal government employees, contractors, and grantees who have discovered wrongdoing.

Download and take the first step to navigating the complex path of whistleblowing:https://whistleblower.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Truth-Telling-in-Government_2nd-Edition.pdf

To support whistleblowers, we developed the second edition of our guide for federal government employees, contractors, and grantees who have discovered wrongdoing.

Download and take the first step to navigating the complex path of whistleblowing:https://whistleblower.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Truth-Telling-in-Government_2nd-Edition.pdf

Sunshine Week 2021, which promotes access to information and open government nationwide, is next week from March 14-20! ...
03/12/2021
Sunshine Week events calendar — News Leaders Assocation

Sunshine Week 2021, which promotes access to information and open government nationwide, is next week from March 14-20!

Register for a variety of virtual events focused on open government, FOIA, and transparency:

Events, webinars, discussions and meetups for Sunshine Week to promote open government, freedom of information and the First Amendment.

After whistleblowers came forward to protect the integrity of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, what's next for the orga...
03/10/2021
Global Media Agency Works to Restore Trust and Credibility Post-Trump Era

After whistleblowers came forward to protect the integrity of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, what's next for the organization?

Read more in Government Executive:

Actions include reinstating top officials, rectifying financial management and reaffirming the “firewall” that protects journalistic independence.

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