IamA a Federal Government Whistleblower, I blew the whistle about contract fraud, regulatory report fabrication, and worker exposure to toxic chemicals at NIH, AMA!
** My Bio ** I am K. Alexander Ashe, an engineer, a serial entrepreneur, and a whistleblower. More info about me on my website.
I was an engineer at the U.S. National Institutes of Health for over 9 years. I was responsible for designing and testing high and maximum containment biosafety labs like in the movies Outbreak and Contagion.
I blew the whistle about contract fraud, select agent regulatory reports, conflicts of interest, and worker exposure to toxic chemicals.
I was subjected to psychiatric evaluations, reassignments, a workplace harassment investigation, a reprimand, time and leave scrutiny, a suspension, negative performance reviews, and, ultimately, removal from Federal Government service.
I wrote about worker exposure to toxic chemicals at Box Breaker Media.
I wrote about my experience as a whistleblower on Medium:
Fortunately, the business I started, SpendCast was producing enough revenue by the time I was fired for "Failure to Follow Instructions"
My Proof: Disclosure of Contract Fraud
Worker Exposure to Toxic Chemicals Exhibit A: PCB Test Results Memo
Exhibit B: Email Chain Referencing Oil Spill