At an event at Georgetown Law Center last night, Chelsea Manning’s new lawyers provided a preview of what they expect to happen during the appeals process in her military case.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday April 14, 2014 7:55 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday April 5, 2014 10:50 am|
A well-respected advocate for whistleblowers in the United States government, he served the inspector general of the the Pentagon as the first director of civilian reprisal investigations and also as director of whistleblowing and transparency.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday April 3, 2014 7:50 am|
Former State Department employee Stephen Kim is the second person who leaked information to a reporter to plead guilty to violating the Espionage Act. And, on Wednesday, he became the third person under President Barack Obama to be sentenced to prison for the “unauthorized disclosure of national defense information”—violating the World War I-era law intended for prosecuting spies.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday March 26, 2014 12:02 pm|
It now seems the bulk surveillance program, which collects all American consumers’ phone records, which Obama and others in government have spent months defending, will never have the public’s support. And now that Americans know about the nature of this once kept secret program, Obama and members of Congress that sought to defend the surveillance are having to support “ending” the program in some way or another. But is it all for show?
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday March 25, 2014 3:31 pm|
Multiple national security leaks by US officials occurred during the production of the Oscar-nominated film, Zero Dark Thirty, which dramatized the hunt for Osama bin Laden that ended in his execution. But, when the Pentagon Inspector General’s office investigated what had happened, the office found then-Pentagon chief Leon Panetta had mishandled classified information.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday March 7, 2014 8:20 am|
The Justice Department has reportedly requested that the FBI conduct a criminal investigation into Senate staffers who have been involved in producing a study on the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation program, which involved torture.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday February 27, 2014 1:30 pm|
There has been minimal news coverage of a congressional committee hearing that was held yesterday on a surveillance operation the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted against five employees who were making whistleblower complaints and yet the nature of what the FDA did exemplifies a key problem with government agencies currently.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday February 21, 2014 1:10 pm|
The intelligence community, reeling from stories that continue to be published based off documents from former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden, is undoubtedly searching for ways to ensure that they are able to predict who will be the next leaker or whistleblower and stop that person before they reveal anything related to United States intelligence agencies to the public. And, perhaps, that is why the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, headed by James Clapper, announced a “challenge contest” to help those in the intelligence community better understand “human interactions that involve trust and trustworthiness.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday January 20, 2014 7:55 am|
Few personify the death of the liberal class in the United States like writer and historian Sean Wilentz, which is why it is baffling to read an entire polemical essay from him in The New Republic on why liberals should recognize that Julian Assange, Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden “despise the liberal state” and aim to “wound” it through leaks.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday January 15, 2014 12:22 pm|
When President Barack Obama delivers his speech on alleged surveillance reforms on Friday, he will not be suggesting measures that will truly prevent future abuse of surveillance powers. He will be advocating for reforms that could prevent another whistleblower like NSA contractor Edward Snowden.