NWC Condemns Removal of Intelligence Community Whistleblower Advocate

Washington, D.C. December 14, 2017. According to a report today by Foreignpolicy.com, the Executive Director of Intelligence Community Whistleblowing and Source Protection, Dan Meyer, has been removed from his position and faces an internal “tribunal” that will determine his final employment status. Meyer was placed on administrative leave and escorted from the Intelligence Agency Building in late November.

Meyer, who oversaw the whistleblower protection program governing 17 intelligence agencies, including the CIA and NSA, had strongly advocated on behalf of numerous national security whistleblowers. In 2011, he was named a “Finalist” for the prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals program for his work in protecting whistleblowers.

“Dan Meyer was a strong advocate for whistleblowers,” said National Whistleblower Center Executive Director Stephen M. Kohn.  “His removal is very troubling and a potential threat to all national security whistleblowers. Mr. Meyer’s office was the last bastion of hope and protection for employees at the NSA, CIA, and other intelligence agencies who had the courage to report waste, fraud and corruption.” Kohn continued.

In July of 2017, Meyer spoke at the annual National Whistleblower Day celebration held on Capitol Hill. He appealed to intelligence community whistleblowers who have information on wrongdoing to come to him so that he could advise them on how to “blow the whistle” legally and be protected. Watch the video below.

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