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Whistleblower Protections for Government Contractors

Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight

Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, SD-342

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The purpose of the hearing was to review the “Non-Federal Employee Whistleblower Protection Act,” a bill that was introduced by Senator McCaskill to bolster whistleblower protections for government contractors and other non-federal employees. The hearing also reviewed whether current whistleblower protections for contractors working under Defense Department and Recovery Act contracts have been effective in encouraging reports of waste, fraud, and abuse. It also examined whether these protections have had any adverse impact on the efficiency and effectiveness of government acquisition and procurement. Finally, the hearing explored what additional legislation may be needed to encourage and protect contractor whistleblowers in the disclosure of waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer dollars.


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