President Obama on November 27, 2012, signed into law a bill beefing up previously flimsy protections for federal employee whistleblowers who disclose waste, fraud, and abuse.
The legislation was supported by good-government watchdog groups. Government whistleblowers are often sources for journalists exposing government misdeeds.
- "President Obama Signs Whistle-Blower Bill for U.S. Workers," Associated Press, November 27, 2012, by Larry Margasak.
- Statement of Angela Canterbury, Director of Public Policy, Project On Government Oversight, November 13, 2012.
- "New Bill Will Strengthen Transparency and Accountability by Protecting Federal Whistleblowers," The Watcher, OMB Watch, November 27, 2012.
- Previous Story: WatchDog of November 14, 2012.