POGO, Center for Public Integrity, Shine a Light on Pentagon’s Whistleblower Failures

On May 5, the Center for Public Integrity's iWatch News revealed the existence of a damning internal assessment of investigations of military reprisals against people who blow the whistle on waste fraud and abuse. The report was obtained as a result of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by Project On Government Oversight – POGO. The report accuses officials in the Defense Department’s Office of Inspector General of persistent sloppiness and a systematic disregard for Pentagon rules meant to protect whistleblowers.

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