Whistleblower

Essential Pittsburgh
4:41 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Former Whistleblower Says Exposing Truth Can Be Lonely & Daunting

Former whistleblower James Holzrichter gives advice to Edward Snowden and any other person labeled as a whistleblower.
Credit Screenshot of the film Prism / Wikipedia

While working as internal auditor for Northrop Grumman, James Holzrichter noticed that his company was falsely inflating defense costs in order to receive more money from the government.  He describes the experience of being faced with a daunting decision to either turn in his findings to higher authorities or keep quiet with the knowledge that he was working for a dishonest company.

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Essential Pittsburgh
6:59 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Coleen Rowley: Is There a War on Whistleblowers & Journalists?

Former FBI special agent and division counsel, Coleen Rowley made headlines with her May 2002 memo describing some of the FBI's pre-9/11 failures. She was named one of Time Magazine's "Persons of the Year" in 2002 and now says President Obama has dramatically increased governmental secrecy by declaring what she calls "a war on whistleblowers and a war on journalists." 

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