DoD whistleblower Adam Lovinger is a hero and should be rehired immediately with lost pay compensation

Aug. 19, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging that Department of Defense whistleblower Adam Lovinger be rehired after reports vindicate his finding that the Office of Net Assessment failed to properly audit contractors:

“Adam Lovinger did his job.  He pointed out that the Department of Defense’s Office of Net Assessment failed to properly audit contractors and require that they actually do the work for which they were paid and a just released Inspector General report has proven Lovinger’s allegations to be true in the case of the infamous Stefan Halper, who was identified as someone who sought to infiltrate and spy on the Donald Trump campaign for president in 2016.

“Lovinger’s whistleblower claim has been born out, and it is outrageous that the same career bureaucrats who authorized what appear to be fraudulent studies, were able to punish Lovinger and fire him for standing up for the taxpayer.  The Acting Secretary of Defense should immediately reinstate Lovinger with full back pay and whatever compensation he is entitled to under the laws put into place protecting whistleblowers from reprisals.

“Mr. Lovinger is an example of what the best in our civil service should be about, and the fact that he and his family have suffered enormous financial loss simply because he had the audacity to point out that DoD contracts were not being fulfilled is unacceptable and he needs to not only be made whole.  In terms of those career bureaucrats who abused the system and Mr. Lovinger, civil service personnel actions should be taken against those who were more interested in covering up the spending scandal than protecting the public treasury.”

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