House Committee on Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations — hearing on National Security Whistleblowers in the post-9/11 Era: Lost in a Labyrinth and Facing Subtle Retaliation, February 14, 2006.
Hearing Advisory, National Security Subcommittee Briefing Memo (78 pages, PDF)
Opening Statement of Chairman Shays: “Whistleblowers in critical national security positions are vulnerable to unique forms of retaliation, Shays said. “Suspension or revocation of a security clearance can have the same chilling effect as demotion or firing, but clearance actions are virtually unreviewable. Those with whom we trust the nations secrets should not be second class citizens when it comes to asserting their rights to speak truth to power.”
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