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Obama promise to 'Protect Whistleblowers' disappears from change.gov

Anonymous Coward writes | about a year ago

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An anonymous reader writes "The Sunlight Foundation noticed that the change.gov website set up by the Obama transition team in 2008 after the election had its original content removed. "It wouldn't be the first time administration positions disappear from the internet when they become inconvenient descriptions of their assurances."

"Protect Whistleblowers: Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing government employee committed to public integrity and willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled. We need to empower federal employees as watchdogs of wrongdoing and partners in performance. Barack Obama will strengthen whistleblower laws to protect federal workers who expose waste, fraud, and abuse of authority in government. Obama will ensure that federal agencies expedite the process for reviewing whistleblower claims and whistleblowers have full access to courts and due process."

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