Difference between revisions of "Whistleblower Protection Laws"

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Whistleblowers disclosing DoD contractor fraud can pursue claims both under the FCA and the NDAA.  The following table summarizes key distinctions between Section 3730(h) of the False Claims Act and Sections 827 and 828 of the NDAA:
Whistleblowers disclosing DoD contractor fraud can pursue claims both under the FCA and the NDAA.  The following table summarizes key distinctions between Section 3730(h) of the False Claims Act and Sections 827 and 828 of the NDAA:
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|Topic
|False Claims Act Whistleblower Protection
|NDAA/Defense Contractor Whistleblower Protection Act
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|Statute of Limitations
|3 years
|3 years
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|[https://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/8022-19 $7 million]
|September 27, 2019
|On September 27, 2019, the CFTC issued a $7 million award to a whistleblower. CFTC Director of Enforcement James McDonald stated in the Press Release: “Forty percent of our investigations now involve whistleblowers. We expect that number to increase as the CFTC continues to expand its whistleblower program.” Find the order [https://www.whistleblower.gov/sites/whistleblower/files/2019-09/19-WB-05.pdf here].
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|[https://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/8175-20 $6 million]
|June 9, 2020
|On June 9, 2020, the CFTC issued a $6 million award to a whistleblower who voluntarily provided original information that led the CFTC to bring a successful enforcement action. According to the Press Release announcing the award, the CFTC opened its investigation upon receiving the whistleblower’s information, which was specific, credible and timely.
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|[https://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/7882-19 $2 million]
|March 4, 2019
|On March 4, 2019, the CFTC announced an award of over $2 million to a whistleblower. The whistleblower conducted an "independent analysis" of market data, which aided greatly in the CFTC’s investigation. The whistleblower was not an insider. The order is [https://www.whistleblower.gov/sites/whistleblower/files/2019-03/19-WB-01%20-%20Public%20Version.pdf here].
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=='''Proving NDAA Whistleblower Retaliation'''==
=='''Proving NDAA Whistleblower Retaliation'''==