New federal law protects intelligence agency whistleblowers

A new law authorizing intelligence spending includes protections for whistleblowers. The measure will enable intelligence agency employees to report problems within their agencies rather then through the media. (Jurist, July 8, 2014, by Taylor Gillan)

Under the law, intelligence workers will enjoy important protections including the extension of free speech rights to those holding security clearances, rights to appeal, and monetary damages if an appeal board finds illegal whistleblower retaliation.  (Project on Government Oversight, June 26, 2014, by Danielle Brian)