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The Executive Director, Office of Headquarters Operations is responsible for the day-to-day operations of NASA Headquarters. The Executive Director provides leadership and management oversight of Headquarters policies and procedures and services and product delivery at Headquarters.
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Insider Threat Awareness: Six Types of Employees Who Can Wreak Havoc in Your Organization.
This Counterintelligence (CI) Note provides important information for leaders, managers, and employees at NASA on employee personalities that may pose a threat to the Agency. Regarding the collection of sensitive and classified U.S. information by other countries, John Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, recently stated, "We still do the traditional spy cases. But a lot of the cases now are not traditional espionage, insofar as they're not necessarily a trained member of the other country's spy service. Instead, they're getting information by cyber-enabled means or stealing it by bribing an insider." For questions about this report or to report suspicious activity, contact CI Directors Art Payton or Kim Saxon.

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Exchange Council Crab Feast NEW

Date/Time: September 14, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: 2nd floor patio
Contact: Denise Holley, 358-2566
Ticket are $20 per person and can be purchased in the Exchange Store August 15 - September. 9. Ticket sales are limited to two tickets per NASA badged employee until August 29. After August 29, available tickets can be purchased on a first-come, first-serve basis. Crab feast menu includes hot steamed crabs, side dishes, and drinks. Outside alcohol is prohibited.

Perfecting Oral Communications in English NEW

Date/Time: Daily August 1 - October 4, 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Location: Via remote connection
Register: Paul Brundage, 358-0481
Students will learn and practice the English sounds in context to perfect their pronunciation and general command of the language using the McGuffey Primer.

Feds Feed Families Campaign

Date: June 1 - August 31
Location: Donation boxes throughout the buildingCapitol Area Food Bank
Contact: Jamiel Charlton, 358-0302
Please join this campaign by federal employees to help knock out hunger. The Feds Feed Families Campaign provides an opportunity for Headquarters employees to provide support to those less fortunate. By donating food, you’re helping to get meals to children, seniors and families in need. Please bring your donations of non-perishable food items to the collection boxes throughout the building in the East and West lobbies, galleys, and/or in your office areas. All non-perishable foods are welcome. For details, visit The Capital Area Food Bank site This is a link to a site outside the NASA domain.

Yoga Classes

Date/Time: July 26 - Sept. 20 (Tuesdays), 3 p.m.
Location: 3 p.m., Multipurpose Room (CG40B)
Contact: Fitness Center, 358-0138
Fees for the next session are: $92 for the entire session of classes (8 total classes). Drop-ins are permitted at $15 per class. Civil service and contractor employees are invited to register for these classes. Registration checks or money orders are payable to Sara Curtin, and can be submitted to the Fitness Center.

“IT Talk” Newsletter – July-September 2016 Issue Now Available

Contact: Eldora ValentineIT Talk

The July-September 2016 issue of the OCIO "IT Talk" newsletter is now available online.

Nominating NASA Employees for External Awards

Contact: Fred Johnson, 358-1581
Reminder: NASA employees are eligible to be nominated for prestigious awards granted by external organizations for outstanding contributions to science, technology, engineering, aerospace, aviation and the environment. The NASA Agency Awards Calendar provides award descriptions, deadlines, a web link to the respective award site and more. For more information, contact the sponsoring organization's award point of contact listed on the NASA Agency Awards Calendar.

New Improved Computer Training Program

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Contact: Computer Training Center (CTC) Team, 358-1111
The Information Technology and Communications Division (ITCD) is rolling out a newly redesigned computer training program to include new workshops beginning in July. Between July and September, look for NEW classes in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Skype for Business, Lync, Project and Visio. In addition to hands-on workshops, the CTC offers various types of learning options including Virtual Classrooms and Traveling Training. For details, including registration information, class schedules and other services, visit the CTC Web site.

Metro SafeTrack Information

Contact: Rose Butler, 358-0184
The Metro SafeTrack repair program started on June 4, 2016, and there will be major disruptions to the Metro schedule throughout the year. HQ personnel are advised to sign up for Metro Alerts to receive updated information about service disruptions by text or e-mail. Monthly parking passes will be available for personnel impacted by this disruption for the duration of the repair program. For information on what you can do with your Transit Benefits and NASA Parking opportunities, visit:

Employee Assistance Program Services

Contact: EAP Team, 1-800-222-0364
Headquarters management reminds all employees that the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has a number of resources to support you during times of need. Free, confidential counseling by licensed professionals is available 24 hours a day, along with group educational sessions on trauma and the process of grieving or group critical incident debriefings. EAP counselors may be reached at 1-800-222-0364. Additional information, self-help tools and other resources are available online at the Federal Occupational Health 4 You Web site.

Career Counseling Sessions Available

Appointments: Monday - Friday every week
Walk-Ins: Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Room 4C35
Contact: Abby Locke, 358-0576
All NASA HQ civil servants are encouraged to take advantage of one-on-one career counseling sessions. Sign up today for an appointment with Abby Locke and get assistance with your career management needs including, but not limited to, Individual Development Plans (IDPs), federal resume development, USAJOBS application submission, SES application packages, interview preparations and more. Walk-in hours are also available every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

HQ Annual Equipment Inventory

The HQ annual equipment inventory is underway. During the months of February – September, all government-owned equipment with an equipment control number barcode will be scanned and inventoried. Employees are not required to be present during the inventory. However, equipment located in secure or locked areas must be scheduled with the organization’s property custodian. For more information and an inventory schedule, visit the HQ Facilities and Administrative Services Web site.

RSA SecurID Token Phase-Out Effort

Collection Dates/Times: Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Room 4G76
Contact: Jeff Anderson, 358-1348 Image of SecurID Token
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.


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Teleworking Today: Prepare for Working Remotely

Contact: IT Training Team, 358-1281
Learn how to effectively prepare for telework and to understand the ins and outs of connecting remotely to the NASA HQ network. Discover the tools you need to ensure you have a successful telework experience. For class descriptions, training schedules, and registration information, visit the Teleworking Today Web page.


Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Using your NASA-issued computer and your HQ extension, Jabber enables you to place and receive calls from virtually anywhere you have an Internet connection. Jabber is the upgrade to SoftPhone. Learn about the features of Jabber and take advantage of this powerful tool. For training schedule and registration information, visit the Jabber Training Web page.

Outlook for Windows or Macintosh

Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Various Outlook classes are offered for both Windows and Macintosh users. Bring your laptop for a hands-on experience. For class descriptions, training schedules, and registration information, visit the Outlook Training Web page.

Word for Windows or Macintosh

Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Various Word classes are offered for both Windows and Macintosh users. Bring your laptop for a hands-on experience. For class descriptions, training schedules, and registration information, visit the Word Training Web page.

Excel Windows or Macintosh

Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Various Excel classes are offered for both Windows and Macintosh users. Bring your laptop for a hands-on experience. For class descriptions, training schedules, and registration information, visit the Excel Training Web page.

PowerPoint for Windows or Macintosh

Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Various PowerPoint classes are offered for both Windows and Macintosh users. Bring your laptop for a hands-on experience. For class descriptions, training schedules, and registration information, visit the PowerPoint Training Web page.

Lync for Windows or Macintosh

Learn how to create chats and meeting rooms with one user, multiple users, or large groups of people; create Web conferences using Lync/Skype Web App; share your desktop; transfer a file to NASA participants in the chat. Bring your laptop to class. For class descriptions, training schedules, and registration information, visit the Skype for Windows/Lync for Macintosh.



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