The Supreme Court scaled back protections for government workers, who blow the whistle on official misconduct Tuesday, a 5-4 decision in which new Justice Samuel Alito cast the deciding vote. In a victory for the Bush adminstration, justices said
Former AT&T technician Mark Klein is the key witness in the Electronic Frontier Foundation's class-action lawsuit against the telecommunications company, which alleges that AT&T cooperated in an illegal National Security Agency domestic surveilla
When former AT&T technician Mark Klein learned of a secret room installed in the company's San Francisco internet switching center, he was certain he had stumbled onto the Total Information Awareness program, a Defense Department research project
CongressDaily reports that former NSA staffer Russell Tice will testify to the Senate Armed Services Committee next week that not only do employees at the agency believe the activities they are being asked to perform are unlawful, but that what has b
The federal judge overseeing prosecution of 2 former lobbyists charged with receiving and transmitting national defense information under the 1917 Espionage Act has given the government until today to respond to defense claims that the statute is unc
The Republican-turned-Democrat is nothing but a computer geek who found himself smack in the middle of a brazen political plot to tamper with elections in Florida, where fact can be stranger than fiction and politics as shady as swampy underbrush.
Supreme Court debated whether government employees have free-speech rights where a prosecutor was demoted after urging his supervisors to drop a case because he believed a sheriff's deputy lied in a search warrant affidavit.
The agency entrusted with protecting the US homeland is having difficulty safeguarding its own headquarters, say private security guards at the complex. When an envelope with suspicious powder was opened last fall at Homeland Security Dept. headquart
The Bush administration, seeking to limit leaks of classified information, has targeted journalists and their government sources. Include several FBI probes, a polygraph investigation inside the CIA and reporters threatened with prosecution under es
She's fought her case all the way to the US Supreme Court. It was the very same day that the façade cracked on the front of the building and a chunk of marble—just above an allegorical statue representing "Order" and just below the word
Dissent often carries a price in official Washington, especially in the war years of the Bush presidency. Since the Sept. 11 attacks, the number of insiders alleging wrongdoing in government has surged, as have reprisals against them.
5 government whistleblowers said they had faced retaliation for calling attention to alleged government wrongs, such as prisoner abuse in Iraq and illegal surveillance at the NSA. Told their stories to the House Government Reform Committee's nati
Many of the left-behinds and their colleagues will now be leaking embarrassing material to enterprising reporters like so many sieves, just as their outraged peers at the CIA, the NSA, the Justice Department, FEMA, and so many other purged and mangle
Dear Mr. Goss, the timing of your recent op-ed in the NY Times interestingly coincides with the upcoming congressional hearing by the House Subcommittee on National Security Whistleblowers. Consistent with the pattern of "preemptive strikes
The former CIA official who coordinated U.S. intelligence on the Middle East until last year has accused the Bush administration of "cherry-picking" intelligence on Iraq to justify a decision it had already reached to go to war, and of igno
The director of the CIA has launched a major internal probe into media leaks about covert operations. Porter Goss blamed "a very small number of people" for leaks about secret CIA operations that "do damage to the credibility of the ag
A federal watchdog agency is investigating multiple complaints against NASA Inspector General Robert Cobb, including accusations he failed to investigate safety violations and retaliated against whistle-blowers.
Mary Ann Wright quit a 30-year Army and diplomatic career in protest of the Iraq war. She's now a soldier for the antiwar movement. As an Army colonel and diplomat, Mary Ann Wright served her country for more than 30 years in some of the most iso
Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers 35 years ago, said whistle-blowers shouldn't be afraid to reveal government secrets in an effort to save people's lives, even going to jail. ''Don't do what I did. Don't wait until th
Russell Tice, a longtime insider at the National Security Agency, is now a whistleblower the agency would like to keep quiet.
For all those who have been trying to keep up and make sense of the story of Sibel Edmonds, the woman who learned terrible things while translating for the FBI, blew the whistle and was promptly fired and gagged with the court invented "state
Vanity Fair last fall ran an article in which Sibel Edmonds, the former FBI translator blocked by a government gag order from telling what she knows about the FBI operations around the time of 9-11, describes how, in her days as an FBI interpreter, s
THE White House said it had no role in the Justice Department's decision to investigate the leaking of classified information indicating that President Bush authorised a secret government wiretap program. "The Justice Department undertook t
Without whistleblowers the public would never know of the many abuses of constitutional rights by the government. Whistleblowers, Truth Tellers, are responsible for the disclosure that President Bush ordered unconstitutional surveillance of American
"More than anything else, I'm saddened by all this," Mr. German said. "I still love the F.B.I., and I know that there are good, honest, hard-working agents out there trying to do the right thing, and this hurts all of them."
Groups representing national security whistle-blowers are calling for a boycott of a congressional hearing to examine "whether US agencies are unjustly revoking or suspending security clearances in retaliation against employees who speak out aga
The U.S. Supreme Court let stand the dismissal of a lawsuit by a former FBI linguist who said she had been fired in 2002 for speaking out about possible security breaches, misconduct and incompetent translation work.
The Pentagon inspector general is investigating the Defense Intelligence Agency's treatment of an Army colonel who was the first to claim publicly that the government knew about four September 11 hijackers long before the 2001 attacks.
The New Orleans levees that ruptured during Hurricane Katrina's storm surges two months ago were weakened by widespread structural flaws, and the construction of several floodwalls may have been undermined by possible corruption.
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. – The first annual National Security Whistleblowers Conference, held on this tiny resort island, has to be one of the more unusual gatherings of intelligence veterans in recent years. The nearly 20 current or former officials from t