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Protect National Security Whistleblowers!

On Tuesday, a House/Senate conference committee passed an “Enhancement Act” for Department of Defense contractors.  This new “Enhancement Act” creates a “National Security Exception” that does not exist in the current law.  The new amendment will give National Security Whistleblwers less protection than they have now. 

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As part of a House/Senate Conference approved Tuesday, Congress passed an “Enhancement Act” for Department of Defense contractors.  These contractors already had a right to go to federal court and obtain a jury trial. 

However, this new “Enhancement Act” creates a “National Security Exception” that does not exist in the current law.  The new amendment states that whistleblower protections “shall not apply to any disclosure made by an employee of a contractor, sub-contractor, or grantee of an element of the intelligence community.” See section 827(e).

The legislation passed by a conference committee of lawmakers from both chambers is expected to go to the full Senate and House of Representatives for a final vote this week before being sent to President Barack Obama for his signature.

We need you to take swift action. Please pass this action alert along to friends and whistleblower advocates. Congress must be told in strong terms that they can’t undermine whistleblower protections. 

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