As accounts of whistleblower activities have bubbled up, so have questions about their motives. In one recent case, a whistleblower received a check from the Project On Government Oversight for what POGO called his “public service.” So do some whistleblowers consider the possible payback when they reveal illegal activity? In other words, are there Professional Whistleblowers? Bill Bransford is a partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth and joins us to discuss this theory.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-8 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.