HHS employees had to watch video about dangers of leaking information: report

HHS employees had to watch video about dangers of leaking information: report
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Employees at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) were reportedly required to watch a 31 minute video on the dangers of leaking information as a part of training session aimed at combating leaks within the department. 

The video, which is dubbed "Insider Threat," is narrated by the HHS Assistant Secretary for Administration John Bardis, according to BuzzFeed News.

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The video is aimed at getting employees to understand the risks of leaking unclassified information, and how such leaks can cause "irreversible damage" to the U.S. 

Portions of the video are framed in a question-and-answer format that tells employees to "see the NARA [National Archives and Records Administration] CUI [controlled unclassified information] training on the NARA website" regarding how to handle unclassified information. 

The video is part of a larger training session reported by BuzzFeed, which was mandatory for all HHS employees. 

The Departments of Commerce and Education are planning to hold similar training sessions regarding leaks. 

The Associated Press reported the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is already holding training sessions on preventing leaks. 

The educational initiatives illustrate an effort by the Trump administration to combat internal leaks. The administration has been plagued by a series of leaks to various media outlets over the course of Trump's short month presidency.