Media Coverage of James Hoyer’s Defense Contractor Whistleblower Settlement

wtsp-elaine-ferner1Media outlets across the country reported the news of James Hoyer’s nearly $6 million settlement against defense contractor Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). James Hoyer Partner Elaine Stromgren is pictured here being interviewed by Tampa CBS affiliate WTSP.

This is a rare case of an active duty military officer blowing the whistle on an improper deal condoned by his superiors. Whistleblower Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Ferner bucked the chain of command putting his career on the line to expose the fraud, waste and abuse.

WTSP Investigative Reporter Mike Deeson talked to Lt Col Ferner, who now lives on an alpaca farm in News Zealand, via Skype.  Watch his report below or click here to read the online version of WTSP’s story.

More coverage:

The Las Vegas Review Journal’s story is here.

The Las Vegas Review Journal did an in-depth follow-up report taking a look at Ferner’s case. Click here to Keith Rogers’s story “Coalition and Irregular Warfare Center shows little for $42 million effort.”

The Tampa Bay Times story on the SAIC settlement can be read here.

Click here for a report in the Federal Times.

Lt Col Ferner’s hometown newspaper, the Wilkes Barre Times Leader,  filed this report in which his father calls him “a real hero.”

Here’s the story from the Washington Post.

Click here for the story from Alabama Media Group Newspapers– The Huntsville Times, The Birmingham News & Mobile Press-Register.