A diverse coalition of almost 150 organizations is calling on Congress to support a provision to better protect contractors and grantees who blow the whistle on mismanagement and wrongdoing.
The organizations sent a letter––shared exclusively with Government Executive––to Congress on Wednesday regarding an amendment to the fiscal 2022 National Defense Authorization Act that was introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass..
“New government spending to address the devastating effects of COVID-19 and domestic priorities such as infrastructure spending could exceed trillions of dollars. The lion’s share will go to contractors and grantees,” said the letter. “With this unprecedented surge in spending, best practice whistleblower rights are essential to minimize fraud, waste and abuse.”