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Whistleblowers Enter the Post-Snowden Era

Presto Vivace (882157) writes | about 5 months ago


Presto Vivace (882157) writes "GovExec Magazine reporting on the aftermath of Snowden's disclosures:

From his Reston, Va., office at the Intelligence Community’s Office of the Inspector General, Meyer told Government Executive that a communitywide policy directive signed in March by the director of the Office of National Intelligence “is an affirmative statement that you have to blow the whistle” upon encountering wrongdoing, noting that in the past it was seen as an option. The new directive, he added, “shows firm support for the IC IG Whistleblowing program that actively promotes federal whistleblowing through lawful disclosures, which ultimately strengthens our nation’s security.”

The key to the campaign of openness to whistleblowers, as distinct from criminal leakers and publicity seekers, Meyer stresses, is that it “must aid the agency mission. It is developmental and helps all stakeholders understand that we have rules in effect,” he added. Meyer is expecting a bow wave of whistleblower retaliation cases (which can involve punishments ranging from demotion to pay cuts to required psychiatric evaluation) to come through his office directly or through a hotline in the coming months.

Given the realities of the insider threat program and war on whistleblowers I can't say that I am optimistic about the new directive."

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This can't end well... (1)

Trax3001BBS (2368736) | about 5 months ago | (#47151363)

" you have to blow the whistle” upon encountering wrongdoing, noting that in the past it was seen as an option."

Blowing President Clinton's whistle (1)

tepples (727027) | about 5 months ago | (#47151909)

Or could it be that you have to "blow the whistle" of your superior if you want to keep your job, internship, or contract?
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