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Public interest watchdogs discuss agency watchdogs

Project on Government Oversight general counsel Scott Amey and Tom Devine, legal director of the Government Accountability Project join host Debra Roth to talk about the inspector general community and the challenges IGs face in identifying fraud, waste, and abuse in the federal government.
November 21, 2014

Tags: workforce , inspectors general , Inspector General Act of 1978 , CIGIE , Inspector General Reform Act of 2008 , Scott Amey , POGO , GAP , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Fed Talk

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 09:34pm EST
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Tom Devine, Legal Director, Government Accountability Project

The Marine Corps has settled a complaint with a high-profile whistleblower. Marine Corps civilian scientist Franz Gayl had raised concerns about delays in sending the blast-resistant trucks known as M-RAPs to Afghanistan and Iraq. Now, after the seven-year battle, the service is pledging to create a better environment for whistleblowers. Tom Devine is the legal director for the Government Accountability Project and he represented Franz Gayl. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with the details of the case.

Tags: Tom Temin , Marine Corps , whistleblower , MRAP , Government Accountability Project , Franz Gayl , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 11:42am EDT
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Federal whistleblowers face 'best and worst' of times, expert says

Tom Devine of the Government Accountability Project told a House subcommittee Tuesday that some agencies are circumventing the protections provided by the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act.

Tags: House Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, Posta , Bruce Farenthold , Government Accountability Project , whistleblower , Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act , oversight , Robert MacLean , Carolyn Lerner , Michael OConnell , MSPB

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 06:09pm EDT

Tom Devine, Legal Director, Government Accountability Project

The Supreme Court has dealt a victory for federal whistleblowers. It recently ruled that anything government employees say in court under oath is protected by the First Amendment. They cannot be fired for testifying. The ruling breaks with past decisions. Tom Devine is the legal director at the Government Accountability Project. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss details of the Supreme Court case.

Tags: Government Accountability Project , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 01:21pm EDT
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Don't treat whistleblowers like the plague

When federal whistleblowers report wrongdoing at their agencies it's usually out of a sense of loyalty to the mission. So, why is it that they are sometimes shunned, or worse, for bringing issues of waste, fraud and abuse to the surface? In a column for Federal News Radio's special report, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees, Tom Devine of the Government Accountability Project explains why he believes whistleblowers should be embraced.

Tags: Government Accountability Project , whistleblowers , workforce , Trust Redefined

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 04:30am EDT

Bill would strengthen whistleblower protections for military personnel

Four senators have introduced a bill to extend to members of the military the same whistleblower protections enjoyed by civilian agency employees. The bipartisan bill already has gained the support of one advocacy group -- the Government Accountability Project.

Tags: whistleblower , Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act , Mark Warner , Chuck Grassley , Susan Collins , Senate , sexual assaults , Michael OConnell , DoD

Monday - 11/25/2013, 01:41pm EST
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Federal Drive Show Blog - November 25, 2013

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Federal Drive , Jared Serbu , Michelle Lee ,

Monday - 11/25/2013, 09:04am EST

In Depth Show Blog - June 28, 2013

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Dave McClure , Bob Flores , Mike Murray , Ron Marks

Friday - 06/28/2013, 08:54pm EDT

Federal Drive Show Blog - June 18, 2013

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Walter Hamilton , Billy Rios , Bill Bransford , Scott Orbach , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 09:55am EDT

Federal Drive Show Blog - May 7, 2013

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Melanie Ann Pustay , Lorelei St. James , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 05/07/2013, 10:27am EDT
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