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Apr 01, 2006

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Knowledgable

GAO employees do have whistleblower protection and can file charges with the Personnel Appeals Board.

And making an allegation like Ghoshroy did does not make it true? How could it possibly benefit GAO to lie or cover this up? It's not as if GAO stands to benefit.

Free Dumb. Dumb to be FREE

Government in Secret Talks About Strike Against Iran
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040206A.shtml
The British government is to hold secret talks with defense chiefs
tomorrow to discuss possible military strikes against Iran.
Government in Secret Talks About Strike Against Iran
By Sean Rayment
The Telegraph UK

Sunday 02 April 2006

The Government is to hold secret talks with defence chiefs tomorrow to discuss possible military strikes against Iran.

Joe Carson

GAO employees do not have whistleblower protection at Office of Special Counsel or Merit Systems Protection Board.

I suggest this case, and the larger issue of GAO oversight of DoD, should be of interest to National Security Whistleblowers Coalition

Gary P. Norton

While this addresses GAO specfically, I would say that this applies generally to the culture of governement service.

Inspections and audits are little more than annoyances to managers who know how to offer up some small distraction.

To use the phrase "smart DoD managers" just obscures the issue - DoD is being run by dishonest, corrupt individuals who survive off a culture of inefficiency and lack of accountability.

Oversight requires the implementation of a standard, agency-wide financial tracking system to be effective. Until Congress mandates this solution, no change in the culture will happen.

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