GovExec Daily: The Importance of Protecting Whistleblowers

The Government Accountability Project’s Dana Gold joins the podcast to discuss new plans to protect feds, contractors and grantees who blow the whistle.

By law, government whistleblowers are supposed to be protected against retaliation by their superiors. Unfortunately, that protection is more theoretical than it is reality. Recent history is littered with stories of retaliation against those exposing waste, fraud and abuse in the government and outside of it.

Dana Gold is Government Accountability Project’s Senior Counsel and Director of Education, as well as the Director of its Democracy Protection Initiative. She is also the author of a post headlined “Whistleblowers Risk Everything—Lawmakers Must Protect Them.” She joined the show to discuss whistleblower protection.

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