Whistleblower Law Blog

DoD Strengthens Whistleblower Protections for Employees of Contractors

On November 19, 2009, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued an interim rule implementing the whistleblower protection provisions of the National Defense Authorization Acts for Fiscal Years 2008 and 2009.   The rule clarifies the scope of protected conduct, sets forth procedures governing Inspector General investigations, and clarifies the removal provision under which a whistleblower can obtain de novo review in federal district court.

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