BORDC/DDF joined with over 40 other organizations to ask the President to 1) endorse restoration of Intelligence Community contractor whistleblower protections, and 2) release an accurate We The People petition response in regard to Edward Snowden. After ignoring the petition (signed by 167,955 people) asking the President to pardon Snowden, the White House finally published a response in July. Our letter points out that the response grossly misleads the American public by implying that – 1) there were constructive channels in place for National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden to challenge widespread domestic surveillance, and 2) Mr. Snowden and other contractor whistleblowers within the intelligence community (IC) have protections against retaliation. In 2013, Congress removed protections for IC whistleblowers. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) has introduced S. 794, legislation that would restore whistleblower protections for IC contractors. The letter asks President Obama to support that bill. POTUS IC Whistleblower Letter
/ / Letter to President Demands Whistleblower Protections
March 23, 2018
March 13, 2018
Coalition to Congress: Uphold Section 504 of the National Security Act. In other words, don’t let intelligence agencies move money around behind Congress’ back.
February 5, 2018