DOD Whistleblower Investigations Get Short Shrift: GAO

Law360, New York (February 23, 2012, 3:21 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Defense’s inspector general often takes far longer to review whistleblower complaints than is allowed by law, and unclear guidance sometimes leads it to close military reprisal cases prematurely, according to a government report released Wednesday.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office, which investigated the DOD’s whistleblower program at the request of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the inspector general, or DODIG, was improving, but needed to maintain better and more transparent records to be sure that reforms were having the desired effect....
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