Two important whistleblower protection bills were signed into law last year (for defense contractors and
ground transportation security whistleblowers) and two more reform bills are awaiting legislative action. They will be the focus of a conference convened today by the Government Accountability Project. According to the press release:
Coleen Rowley is the keynote speaker of the event. Rowley, former FBI Special Agent and Minneapolis Chief Division Counsel, was one of three Time Magazine â€œPersons of the Yearâ€ in 2002. She blew the whistle on FBI Headquartersâ€™ failure to act on information provided by her Field Office, pre-9/11, about terrorism suspect Zacarias Moussaoui.