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Monthly Archives: July 2010

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Aviation’s margin of safety, regulatory capture and FAA Whistleblowers Alliance

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers, Government Whistleblowers, Images, Legislation, National Security
Two letters to the editor printed in today’s Washington Post reminded me of a meeting I attended in May of the FAA Whistleblowers Alliance. One of today’s letters was from the Potomac TRACON local of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association. The other letter, by FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, extolled the virtues of the FAA’s Partnership for Safety program which… Continue Reading

Peace Warriors visit NWC

Posted in Images
I just had a delightful visit this morning from the Peace Warriors.  They are a group of middle and high school students from the Southeast neighborhood of Washington, DC.  They are spending the summer learning about how individuals can make a positive difference through nonviolent action. Today they learned about famous whistleblowers of history, like John Woolman (who blew the… Continue Reading

Whistleblower Bobby Maxwell tells CNN about slipshod MMS inspections

Posted in Environmental Whistleblowers, False Claims / Qui Tam, Government Whistleblowers, Images
Last month, CNN’s Special Investigations Unit released a story about Bobby Maxwell’s experience as an inspector for the U.S. Department of Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS). The main point of the story is how MMS was infused with a "culture of corruption," and its slipshod inspections missed opportunities to prevent the Deepwater Horizon explosion. The story also mentions that Maxwell… Continue Reading