President Obama’s call for open government and transparency is all fine and good, but the FDA has delivered a warning shot to anyone thinking of disclosing information the agency doesn’t want leaked. In a staff memo Friday, FDA Deputy Commissioner Frank Torti outlined prohibitions on disclosure of commercial information that “can result in disciplinary sanctions and/or individual […]
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing “Protecting the Public from Waste, Fraud and Abuse: H.R. 1507, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2009” will be held this Thursday May 14th at 10 AM. This hearing is a critical opportunity to inform Congress about the need to protect federal employee whistleblowers. Whistleblower expert David […]
Thirteen national security whistleblowers on Monday, May 11, sent President Barack Obama an open letter asking that he take immediate steps to end the “second-class status” of federal employees like themselves and to criminalize bureaucratic retaliation against government workers who exercise their free speech rights in the public interest. To read the press release please click here.
Washington Post. May 1, 2009. A bipartisan group from the House wants President Obama to put the power of his administration behind whistleblowers. In a letter sent to him yesterday, the representatives urged the president to support legislation that would strengthen whistleblower protections and to issue an Executive Order. The suggested order would establish a […]