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MSPB holds it can address due process in security clearance cases

Posted in National Security
In two landmark decisions last week, the federal Merit System Protection Board (MSPB) held that it does have the authority to enforce the procedural protections for federal employees who suffer adverse employment actions as a result of issues with their security clearances.  The MSPB recognizes that it does not have authority to review the security determinations themselves, respecting the Supreme… Continue Reading

Judge Says Army Must Answer For Retaliating Against Bunny Greenhouse

Posted in News
Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ordered that the Army Corps of Engineers must answer for its decision to withhold top-secret security clearance from whistleblower Bunnatine (Bunny) H. Greenhouse. Bunny Greenhouse was the Corps’ top procurement officer when she objected to the Bush administration’s no-bid contracts for Halliburton subsidiary KBR. When Ms. Greenhouse was scheduled to testify before a… Continue Reading