Groups push for whistleblower protections

Bogardus, Kevin
May 2007
Hill;5/15/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 57, p24
The article reports that the public interest groups and watchdog advocates, as well as well-known whistleblowers, have gathered to pressure the U.S. Congress to revamp federal whistleblowers protections in the country. Tom Devine, legal director for the Government Accountability Project (GAP), notes that the rising qualms in the public interest is an act of professional suicide for many civil servants.


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