On May 20, 2014, the CFTC announced that it will make its first award under the Commission’s Whistleblower Program, created in 2010.  The whistleblower will receive $240,000 in exchange for “providing specific, timely, and credible information that lead to the Commission bringing important enforcement actions.”  Press Release, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, CFTC Issues First Whistleblower Award (May 20, 2014).  The CFTC did not name the whistleblower being rewarded nor did it reveal the nature of the valuable information the individual provided.  The Director of the Whistleblower Office emphasized that the number of high quality tips continues to increase and expressed hope that this award would send a strong message to the community that the CFTC will pay for valuable information.