Join us for a Whistleblower 101 staff briefing!

Sending Office: Honorable Jackie Speier Sent By: Richard.Wozniak@mail.house.gov Join the bipartisan Whistleblower Protection Caucus on Thursday May 31, 2018 for a staff briefing entitled “Whistleblower 101” to discuss the importance of whistleblowers, current whistleblower laws, and what to do when a whistleblower contacts your office.  The event will feature a federal air marshal who blew […]

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Join us for Whistleblower 101!

Sending Office: Honorable Jackie Speier Sent By: Richard.Wozniak@mail.house.gov     Whistleblower 101 panel discussion: 5/31/2018 10:00:00 AM – 5/31/2018 11:00:00 AM Rayburn 2103

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Join the Congressional Whistleblower Protection Caucus!

As Co-Chairs of the House Whistleblower Protection Caucus, we invite you to join this bipartisan group of House Members to protect the rights of whistleblowers. Whistleblowers risk their careers to report abuse, fraud, and waste in government agencies, and
the caucus is dedicated to protecting these individuals to promote government accountability and transparency.

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Find an Apartment, not your couch: No Couches for Congress Act

News reports cite between 45 and 70 members of Congress sleep in their D.C. offices, creating potential tax, safety, and ethical concerns for Members and their staff.  Members of Congress are not charged rent, utility, or cleaning bills for living and sleeping
in their offices, which means they are using official resources for personal expenses.  Members are also not charged lodging or residential taxes for lodging on Capitol Hill and could potentially open themselves to claims of impropriety by staff who encounter
them in a state of undress in the office.

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Update: Join Letter to Secretary Mattis on Wearable Technology OPSEC Concerns

I urge you to join us in writing to Secretary of Defense James Mattis to express concern over details of sensitive DoD facilities publicly available from users of FitBits and other “smart” technology.  The recent

Washington Post article indicates that locations, routes, and other information can be gained by analyzing FitBit data of military personnel, presenting serious operational security concerns that could be exploited by our adversaries. Though this technology
can be valuable to keep our military personnel connected, it also could pose significant risk. This letter requests details on the Defense Department review of smart technology policies, details on any previous red cell testing or known compromises, and planned
mitigation efforts.

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