“We’re the unsung hero of the department in that we don’t tell people who we’re chasing, but we do tell people when we’ve caught them.”
Patrick Gookin of the Pentagon’s anonymous hotline for whistleblowers. Many of the big scandals in the news have come from tips made to the hotline. Read more at Government Executive.
“Lawyers blowing the whistle on issuer clients might be “rewarded” with state bar investigations for possible breaches of their duty of confidentiality”
Attorneys Jenny Allen, Eric Swibel, and Lawrence West of Latham & Watkins: Will Award-Seeking Whistleblower Lawyers Be Caught Between Conflicting SEC and State Ethics Rules? (via jdsupra-law-news)
The interim rules create a four-year pilot program for executive agencies subject to the Public Contracts section of the United States Code and make extensive changes to whistleblower protection for agencies subject to the Armed Forces section of the United States Code. The interim rules also create a whistleblower exemption for portions of the intelligence community subject to the National Security Act of 1947…