Date: November 23, 2015
Expires: February 24, 2016
Contact: Art Payton, 358-4645
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both official and private interests. U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid large crowds or crowded places. Exercise particular caution during the holiday season and at holiday festivals or events. Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities. For full details, visit the Worldwide Travel Alert on the Department of State'sWeb site.
Deadline: December 11, 2015
Contact: Omega Jones, 358-0292
All NASA civil servant employees are required to complete No FEAR Act federally mandated training bi-annually. The new deadline for this training is December 11, 2015.
Date/Time: December 2, 10 a.m. - noon OR 2 - 4 p.m.
Date/Time: December 3, 10 a.m. – noon OR 2 - 4 p.m.
Location: Glennan Assembly Room (1O35)
Contact: David Flynn, 358-1792
Export control laws and regulations provide the basis for protecting NASA's sensitive technology. Increasing your awareness of these export control requirements will greatly facilitate your interactions with our international partners. NASA's Office of International and Interagency Relations is sponsoring Export Control Awareness training for NASA HQ employees on December 2 and 3. This 2-hour course is available during morning or afternoon sessions either day to allow for wide attendance. Please plan to attend one of these sessions.
Date/Time: December 8, noon
Registration Deadline: December 1
Location: Room 2E39
Contact: Marc Shepanek, 358-2201, or
Irma Rodriguez, 358-0984
The HQ Combined Federal Campaign is again sponsoring a talent show. You are invited to compete as individuals or groups to win votes from the audience who will donate $1 per vote. All proceeds go to the winner's charity. The CFC Talent Show happens during the Exchange Council's Holiday Social. To participate in the talent show, register by December 1. For details, contact Marc Shepanek or visit the HQ CFC Talent Show Web page.
Date/Time: December 2, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Health Unit
Registration: See below
Bone density screening will be offered free to NASA civil service employees. To register, send an e-mail to email@example.com or call 1-800-686-3035. Spaces are limited.
Deadline: December 11
Location: Lobbies, Fitness Center, Break Room
Contact: Debbie Randall, 358-1173
Make a child's holiday brighter by giving a new, unwrapped, unopened toy to the Toys for Tots drive. Donation boxes are now in the East and West Lobbies, Fitness Center, and Concourse break room.
Date/Time: December 8, 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Room 2E39
Contact: Tanye Coleman, 358-1031 or Tekla Colón, 358-2583
The Exchange Council invites you to share in some holiday cheer at the annual Holiday Social. Celebrate the season with your co-workers and enjoy finger foods, desserts and festive music. CFC will host a Variety/Talent Show that will take place during the event.
Contact: Liz Suckow, 358-0375
Emblems of Exploration, the latest NASA History publication, is now available in print. The book is a heavily illustrated look at the emblems and insignia used by the NACA and NASA over the last century. You may download free e-Book copies online, or employees may pick up a free hard copy of the book at the NASA Historical Reference Collection in Room CP72, while supplies last.
Contact: Diane Clayton, 358-1582
Deadline: November 30
HQ employees are invited to sign up as mentors for the Competitive Employment Opportunities (CEO), a DC Public Schools program that connects high school students with disabilities to professional mentors. From January-June 2016, mentors will interact with students via e-mail and regular face-to-face sessions. During the summer, students come to HQ for career exploration activities. If you are interested in participating, contact Diane Clayton by November 30. For details, visit the District of Columbia Public School CEO Program.
Contact: Debrina Harrell, 348-0982
NASA is implementing a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution to better manage mobile devices that connect to the NASA network. MaaS360 is the MDM software that will enable specific security policy settings remotely on mobile devices (just like Exchange ActiveSync does today), helping to secure NASA data and reducing potential risks to NASA systems. MDM is an Agency-mandated initiative; all NASA HQ users with ACES-managed mobile devices must register/enroll their device by December 9. If your device is not yet enrolled, you will receive an IT Notice with instructions. For details, visit the MDM @ HQ Web page.
Deadline: May 31, 2016
Contact: Darline Brown, 358-2039
All NASA HQ personnel are required to complete the FY 2016 Cybersecurity and Sensitive Unclassified Information Awareness Training (#ITS-016-001) in SATERN. This new course replaces the previous training entitled, “IT Security and Privacy Awareness Training” and is mandatory for NASA employees, civil servants, and contractors. No extensions will be granted. The course takes approximately 1 hour to complete. Failure to complete the training by the deadline will result in suspension of access to HQ resources. Reactivation of access could take several days. For more information, visit the Cybersecurity and Sensitive Unclassified Information Awareness Training Web page.
Date/Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. (only)
Location: Health Unit
Contact: Cheryl Robertson, 358-2600
While vaccines last, 2015 flu shots are now available to all NASA HQ civil service and contractor employees. No appointment is necessary.
Contact: Richard Arnold, 358-1137
The HQ phone system software has been upgraded. The previous Cisco Unified CallManager (CM) Web site is now the "Cisco Self Care Portal Web site." The new site has a new look, but will continue to provide desktop phone customization such as forwarding calls and accessing your phone user guide. The web address is the same (https://nhqvpub01/ccmuser/) and your current CM User login credentials are unchanged. Access to the site will still require a HQ network or HQ VPN connection. Learn more and download resources on the HQ Self Care Portal Web page.
Collection Dates/Times: Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Room 4G76
Contact: Jeff Anderson, 358-1348
As part of a strategic objective to enhance PIV smartcard usage, the Information Technology and Communications Division (ITCD) is continuing the effort to reduce the number of RSA SecurID Tokens at NASA HQ in phases. The ultimate goal is to resolve all exceptions (i.e., the technical need to use a token) and eliminate tokens altogether. This will provide cost savings to HQ, ensure compliancy with federal mandates for improved security, and allow users to take advantage of advanced technologies available. All HQ personnel are encouraged to turn in tokens that are no longer utilized. Visit the HQ Token Phase-Out Project Web page for details.