An overview of whistleblowing and whistleblower protections

This website provides a general overview of lawful whistleblowing in the Intelligence Community (IC) and explains how individuals lawfully disclose critical information to authorized recipients while protecting national security equities.

What is Whistleblowing?

In broad terms, lawful whistleblowing is the process through which an individual provides the right information to the right people while protecting national security equities from unauthorized disclosure.

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What Should I Report?

Lawful whistleblowing provides information about wrongdoing within the IC to those who can take action.

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How Do I Blow the Whistle?

Lawful whistleblowing occurs when an individual discloses information that he or she reasonably believes evidences wrongdoing to an authorized recipient.

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What Are My Whistleblower Protections?

There are specific protections for IC employees, civilians, contractors, and military personnel who make Protected Disclosures.

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