Barack Obama

Obama order protects intelligence community whistleblowers

By David Axe

A new executive order provides protections shunned by House Republicans.

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"… ective 19" and signed by Obama out of public view on Oct. 10 and without a White House announcement — directs intelligence agencies to establish procedures for …"

"… slation, he says.The executive order, which Devine said was devised by the White House over the past year, protects certain disclosures of classified information …"

"… ives and should not be read as undermining its real, and positive, changes.White House spokesman Eric Schultz says the directive provides new recourse for those …"

Where are the watchdogs?

By John Solomon

Faced with record deficits and expanding federal responsibilities, politicians from President Barack Obama on down routinely talk about the

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"… ate 2007.Labor’s top watchdog job has been open since mid-2008 when then-Inspector General Gordon S. Heddell was named acting Inspector General at the Pentagon. Hedd …"

"… ’s chief watchdog last July. The Labor Department initially named Deputy Inspector General Daniel Petrole to be the acting Inspector General, but the vacancy has str …"

"… the watchdogs’ own conduct has come under scrutiny:Then-State Department Inspector General Howard Krongard announced his resignation in December 2007 after …"

A failure of whistleblower protection

By The Center for Public Integrity

Whistleblowers are left open to retaliation despite new laws to protect them