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(New York Daily News)   Are federal employees ordered to attend anti-leaking classes? Depends   ( nydailynews.com) divider line
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2017-09-21 03:40:40 PM  
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2017-09-21 03:48:50 PM  
And, what happens in a lot of instances, is that the ones who are declaiming the loudest about the damages wrought by leaking are the worst leakers.  Wasn't it Trump who spoke glowingly about Wikileaks during the campaign?
 
2017-09-21 04:21:33 PM  
Loose Tweets Sell Trump Meats.
 
2017-09-21 06:19:31 PM  
The examples included the 1980s spying case involving CIA counter-intelligence officer Aldrich Ames on behalf of the Soviets

Good thing we don't have to worry about those guys anymore!
 
2017-09-21 09:20:23 PM  
They also are forced to take ethics training while the top of the administration flies on private jets while their wife brags about it on instagram.
 
2017-09-21 09:25:44 PM  

Prey4reign: And, what happens in a lot of instances, is that the ones who are declaiming the loudest about the damages wrought by leaking are the worst leakers.  Wasn't it Trump who spoke glowingly about Wikileaks during the campaign?


And bragged about code word level classified intel we got from Israel that we were not supposed to share with Russia because they knew it would get back to Iran.  To Russia.
 
2017-09-21 09:30:02 PM  
It is part of a broader Trump administration order for anti-leaks training at all executive branch agencies. The Associated Press obtained training materials from the hourlong class.

If the anti-leaking class materials are leaked, is that like rain on your wedding day?
 
2017-09-21 09:30:57 PM  
The fact that Putin has Trump by the short hairs is probably the worst kept secret in human history.
 
2017-09-21 09:32:36 PM  
GS employees have to do all kinds of training, including stuff detailing the differences in classification levels, protecting secure information, etc. etc..  None of this is new.  They've been having to do it for years.  So if there's an implication that there's a general push for anti-leak training in the past year, that isn't true.  They've been subjected to it for years.
 
2017-09-21 09:35:24 PM  

Blahbbs: GS employees have to do all kinds of training, including stuff detailing the differences in classification levels, protecting secure information, etc. etc..  None of this is new.  They've been having to do it for years.  So if there's an implication that there's a general push for anti-leak training in the past year, that isn't true.  They've been subjected to it for years.


I have never had this type of training in 9 years of service.  General IT training and security training, yes.  But even the email for this was basically "snitches get stiches"
 
2017-09-21 09:35:59 PM  
Yes.  We had a "training" this week that consisted of watching a 15 minute clip of a press conference from Sessions and the National Intelligence Director and then awkwardly transitioning to our internal staff who tried their best to connect the dots, but since we have nothing to do with defense in any way, it was pretty ridiculous.
 
2017-09-21 09:37:31 PM  
We see what you did there, subby

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2017-09-21 09:37:49 PM  

Blahbbs: GS employees have to do all kinds of training, including stuff detailing the differences in classification levels, protecting secure information, etc. etc..  None of this is new.  They've been having to do it for years.  So if there's an implication that there's a general push for anti-leak training in the past year, that isn't true.  They've been subjected to it for years.


No, this was completely different from the normal security training.  It was very obvious that this was a White House directed anti-leak campaign.
 
2017-09-21 09:39:18 PM  

Arumat: Prey4reign: And, what happens in a lot of instances, is that the ones who are declaiming the loudest about the damages wrought by leaking are the worst leakers.  Wasn't it Trump who spoke glowingly about Wikileaks during the campaign?

And bragged about code word level classified intel we got from Israel that we were not supposed to share with Russia because they knew it would get back to Iran.  To Russia.


Every foreign intelligence service in the world now knows to not give their American counterparts so much as the time of day, as Trump simply cannot not share that intel with Russia. As long as Trump is president, the executive branch is effectively a wholly owned subsidiary of the Kremlin.
 
2017-09-21 09:39:55 PM  
Good one, subby!  +1
 
2017-09-21 09:41:00 PM  
We do take training on how to protect PII and such, but we also have whistleblower training as well. This is SSA so it's not exactly cloak and dagger stuff.

Basically we won't blab gossip for political reasons but will talk about someone doing something unethical or illegal. Which one no really is here.
 
2017-09-21 09:44:25 PM  
Is this like how whit house staffers supposedly dont get fed employees healthcare benefits according to a certain right wing pundit ?


/dnrtfa
 
2017-09-21 09:49:03 PM  

King Something: Arumat: Prey4reign: And, what happens in a lot of instances, is that the ones who are declaiming the loudest about the damages wrought by leaking are the worst leakers.  Wasn't it Trump who spoke glowingly about Wikileaks during the campaign?

And bragged about code word level classified intel we got from Israel that we were not supposed to share with Russia because they knew it would get back to Iran.  To Russia.

Every foreign intelligence service in the world now knows to not give their American counterparts so much as the time of day, as Trump simply cannot not share that intel with Russia. As long as Trump is president, the executive branch is effectively a wholly owned subsidiary of the Kremlin.


And you have irrefutable evidence of this.  You might want to contact Mueller with your smoking gun evidence so he wrap that case up against trump and save the taxpayer money by bringing this investigation to an abrupt ending.

That or quit talking already.
 
2017-09-21 09:50:38 PM  
What kind of important information could the EPA possibly leak?
 
2017-09-21 09:50:42 PM  
Yes, had to do an online training with the Sessions video as well. Waste of time.
 
2017-09-21 09:55:50 PM  

browneye: Good one, subby!  +1


You seem like someone that appreciates potty humor.
 
2017-09-21 09:55:53 PM  
Subby:
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2017-09-21 09:56:34 PM  

clowncar on fire: King Something: Arumat: Prey4reign: And, what happens in a lot of instances, is that the ones who are declaiming the loudest about the damages wrought by leaking are the worst leakers.  Wasn't it Trump who spoke glowingly about Wikileaks during the campaign?

And bragged about code word level classified intel we got from Israel that we were not supposed to share with Russia because they knew it would get back to Iran.  To Russia.

Every foreign intelligence service in the world now knows to not give their American counterparts so much as the time of day, as Trump simply cannot not share that intel with Russia. As long as Trump is president, the executive branch is effectively a wholly owned subsidiary of the Kremlin.

And you have irrefutable evidence of this.  You might want to contact Mueller with your smoking gun evidence so he wrap that case up against trump and save the taxpayer money by bringing this investigation to an abrupt ending.

That or quit talking already.


Piss off, troll.
 
2017-09-21 10:04:19 PM  
It is part of a broader Trump administration order for anti-leaks training at all executive branch agencies.

I'm sure my agency will get right on that. Not like FEMA has anything else important to do right now.

/speaking as a private citizen, obviously, and sarcastically
//today I only worked 12.5 hours

AverageAmericanGuy: What kind of important information could the EPA possibly leak?


Can you imagine what they've been told not to release or publish under this administration?
 
2017-09-21 10:05:19 PM  

Sid_6.7: AverageAmericanGuy: What kind of important information could the EPA possibly leak?


Can you imagine what they've been told not to release or publish under this administration?


No. Let me know.
 
2017-09-21 10:11:53 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Sid_6.7: AverageAmericanGuy: What kind of important information could the EPA possibly leak?


Can you imagine what they've been told not to release or publish under this administration?

No. Let me know.


Check out this article:

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/11/pruitt-climate-report-epa-24​1​546

To wit:

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt said his staff will gauge the "accuracy" of a major federal science report that blames human activity for climate change - just days after researchers voiced their fears to The New York Times that the Trump administration would alter or suppress its findings.

My guess is that the training is basically telling the EPA guys that they sure as hell better not let anyone know about how the data is being screwed with for political reasons.

Also worth checking out:

https://www.wired.com/2017/01/rogue-scientists-race-save-climate-data​-​trump/
 
2017-09-21 10:13:39 PM  
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2017-09-21 10:14:29 PM  
Take the class, ignore the class. like rules matter anymore.
 
2017-09-21 10:16:13 PM  
Training on what is, or isn't, a document that needs to be preserved.  Depending on level of classification where you can, or can't, take your cell phone.  See paper, on or in, a photocopier who do you tell and how quickly do you tell them.

And much, much, more knowledge can be yours if you become a GS employee or a Federal contractor.  There will be a quiz at the end of each training module that you must pass.
 
2017-09-21 10:16:40 PM  

gochuck: Yes, had to do an online training with the Sessions video as well. Waste of time.


You know how they say "mandatory training"? Ten years and I still can't figure out why it's "mandatory" when nothing happens if you don't do it. Maybe it's an agency culture thing.

Security training so you can actually reset your password? Okay, that's mandatory. You can't do any work if you don't complete it. Sure, at this point I skip to the test and pick the correct answers because I remember how long they are, not what they say or what the question is, but it still must be done.

Anthrax awareness? *yawn*
 
2017-09-21 10:16:41 PM  
I will always appreciate whoever it is at the FA's electronic compliance training system that likes to use Tom DeLay's mugshot as a stock photo wherever possible.
 
2017-09-21 10:27:16 PM  

2wolves: Training on what is, or isn't, a document that needs to be preserved.  Depending on level of classification where you can, or can't, take your cell phone.  See paper, on or in, a photocopier who do you tell and how quickly do you tell them.

And much, much, more knowledge can be yours if you become a GS employee or a Federal contractor.  There will be a quiz at the end of each training module that you must pass.


I have taken the training on proper document retention. I'm only public trust, so never had anything on "OMG PAPER ON COPIER", but I can see why it would exist.

The silliest training is the info sec. training, because we're part of DHS I guess. It's all about denying information to the enemy. Identifying risks and planning countermeasures. We're FEMA. Who the hell is the enemy? Technically it's people who might try to access things improperly or scam us, but they don't bother to connect those dots during the training. I'm sure Putin is just salivating at the thought of knowing how much money we're willing to pay to replace 20 square feet of drywall.

/literally a pro-tip for the answer: https://www.rsmeans.com/home/blogs/get-the-most-out-of-rsmeans-data-f​i​nishes-edition.aspx
 
2017-09-21 10:41:02 PM  
I watch how the members of the administration are wasting government money and misusing government planes for personal travel and think back to the day I got my first government credit card. They put the fear of God into us if we misused it in any way. Leakers are the only people who will help us get rid of these grifters.
 
2017-09-21 10:47:04 PM  

EmmaLou: I watch how the members of the administration are wasting government money and misusing government planes for personal travel and think back to the day I got my first government credit card. They put the fear of God into us if we misused it in any way. Leakers are the only people who will help us get rid of these grifters.


I have a coworker who accidentally swiped her card once, then realized she'd grabbed the wrong one, cancelled the sale, and used her personal card. She got some questioning and a lecture for it.

I only use mine for the hotels, cars, and airfare, put everything else on personal, and trust on the reimbursement.
 
2017-09-21 10:48:43 PM  
Conspiracy theory time. All government computers are still set up to CC everything to Hillary's private server. No one in the Trump Whitehouse is competent enough to notice and fix it.
 
2017-09-21 11:33:27 PM  

Blahbbs: GS employees have to do all kinds of training, including stuff detailing the differences in classification levels, protecting secure information, etc. etc..  None of this is new.  They've been having to do it for years.


They should bring the State Department on board with this.
 
2017-09-21 11:35:02 PM  

2wolves: Training on what is, or isn't, a document that needs to be preserved.  Depending on level of classification where you can, or can't, take your cell phone.  See paper, on or in, a photocopier who do you tell and how quickly do you tell them.

And much, much, more knowledge can be yours if you become a GS employee or a Federal contractor.  There will be a quiz at the end of each training module that you must pass.

Did you have to take the Flash "Operation purple dragon" for the DoD too? I'm convinced whatever the budget for thier CBT makers it's too high.  Of course even that's better than the gamified SERE CBT.  At least with the video CBTs you can just let them run and guess the right answer.
 
2017-09-21 11:51:19 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: What kind of important information could the EPA possibly leak?


Data on climate change, and data on the health risks created by the freedom juice being pumped into rivers by farm and mining run off?
 
2017-09-22 12:00:34 AM  
I had to take this stupid training today at work (EPA employee). Had to watch two videos - the Sessions/Coats video and some Fox News clip of all things. We're basically being forced to watch political propaganda under the guise of preventing leaks.

I especially got a kick out of them warning us about critical information being leaked to hostile governments and nations. Especially considering that everyone in this administration is waiting for a turn to suck on Putin's dick, and some probably would do it literally instead of figuratively.
 
2017-09-22 12:03:32 AM  

JAGChem82: Had to watch two videos - the Sessions/Coats video and some Fox News clip of all things. We're basically being forced to watch political propaganda under the guise of preventing leaks.


Sounds about right.

At FEMA we got DHS-wide e-mails praising the wonderful job our fellow DHS components are doing with all them illegals.
 
2017-09-22 12:57:21 AM  

Sid_6.7: JAGChem82: Had to watch two videos - the Sessions/Coats video and some Fox News clip of all things. We're basically being forced to watch political propaganda under the guise of preventing leaks.

Sounds about right.

At FEMA we got DHS-wide e-mails praising the wonderful job our fellow DHS components are doing with all them illegals.


We had a trumptard complain about CNN in the breakroom so now we don't have TVs.
 
2017-09-22 01:04:10 AM  

hammer85: Sid_6.7: JAGChem82: Had to watch two videos - the Sessions/Coats video and some Fox News clip of all things. We're basically being forced to watch political propaganda under the guise of preventing leaks.

Sounds about right.

At FEMA we got DHS-wide e-mails praising the wonderful job our fellow DHS components are doing with all them illegals.

We had a trumptard complain about CNN in the breakroom so now we don't have TVs.


I got started during Katrina. Fox news on the break room TV, literally 24-7.
 
2017-09-22 02:24:52 AM  

Sid_6.7: Who the hell is the enemy?


The GOP.  But I thought you knew that.
 
2017-09-22 02:29:02 AM  

Sandelaphon: Did you have to take the Flash "Operation purple dragon" for the DoD too?


Of course not.

/Maybe
//Might of heard of it
///Waste of everybody's time
 
2017-09-22 03:17:16 AM  
President Donald Trump has expressed anger repeated leaks of potentially embarrassing information to media organizations in recent months.

Well here's a novel idea, Trump. How about you stop saying and doing embarrassing shiat?

Jesus, what am I saying? That's all he does.
 
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