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.
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 and avoiding unauthorized disclosure.Learn More about Whistleblowing
Lawful whistleblowing provides information about wrongdoing to authorized recipients. You have a responsibility to report wrongdoing which can be a violation of any Federal law, rule, or regulation; or gross mismanagement, a gross waste of funds, an abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety.Learn More about what information you should report
Lawful whistleblowing occurs when an individual discloses information that he or she reasonably believes evidences wrongdoing to an authorized recipient.
There are specific protections for IC employees, civilians, contractors, and military personnel who make Protected Disclosures.Learn More about whistleblower protections