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CBS Evening News: FDA spying on their own scientists

Posted in FDA Whistleblowers
NWC Executive Director Stephen Kohn spoke to CBS Evening News tonight about the chilling effect the FDA’s illegal whistleblower surveillance program has on employees’ willingness to report serious health and safety issues. You can TAKE ACTION to stop the government’s highly intrusive and harmful surveillance program by sending an email to your elected officials… Continue Reading

NWC Response to Article Documenting Illegal FDA Surveillance

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Today, the New York Times released a groundbreaking story on the government’s secret spying program on a group of whistleblowers employed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Stephen M. Kohn, the Executive Director of the National Whistleblower Center and the lead attorney for the FDA whistleblowers, issued the following statement: We hope that the revelations in today’s New York … Continue Reading

NWC Demands Immediate Release of FDA Spying Documents

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Last week, the National Whistleblowers Center filed a motion for preliminary injunction under the Freedom of Information Act in U.S. District Court in DC. The motion has been filed in order to get the FDA to release all documents pertaining to their illegal surveillance of employees’ private email correspondence. NWC has a limited number of documents that show the FDA … Continue Reading

Congress Questions Federal E-mail Surveillance Policies

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Yesterday, Senator Charles Grassley and Representative Darrell Issa released a letter asking the Obama Administration for assistance in assessing the e-mail monitoring policies of all federal agencies. This letter was sent in light of Congressional and Office of Special Counsel investigations into the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) illegal targeting of whistleblowers for highly-intrusive monitoring. The Congressional investigations raised the … Continue Reading

This Week on Honesty Without Fear

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Tune in today at 1:00pm EDT to Honesty Without Fear on Progressive Radio Network. In the first half hour, Richard Renner and Lindsey Williams discuss the updates in the FDA whistleblower illegal surveillance case, including Senator Grassley’s biting letter to FDA Commissioner Hamburg demanding answers about illegally intercepted communications to Congress, including to and from his office. You can take … Continue Reading

Senator Grassley’s Ten Scathing Questions for the FDA

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FDA managers were looking for dirty laundry on whistleblowers, but Senator Grassley seems to think it's the managers that need to clean up their act. He wrote a letter demanding prompt answers to ten questions that every public servant - indeed, every citizen - should be asking about the FDA's illegal surveillance program… Continue Reading