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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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Counterintelligence Education and Awareness: Know the Risk – Raise Your Shield NEW
In response to the Office of Personnel Management data breach, through which sensitive personal information of approximately 22 million Americans was compromised, the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive developed a training video entitled “Know the Risk - Raise Your Shield: Human Targeting.” This video is to sensitize those affected by the data breach on how you can recognize if you are being targeted by foreign intelligence service operatives and what steps can be taken to minimize the risk of becoming a victim. This information is important for all government and contractor personnel. Supervisors, should view the video and encourage your employees to watch it share it with family and friends. For questions, contact Counterintelligence Special Agents Art Payton or Kim Saxon.
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2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Results Town Hall Meeting NEW

Date/Time: February 23, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: James E. Webb Auditorium
Contact: Nichole Pinkney, 358-3768Survey checkmark
The Office of Headquarters Operations and the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Collaborative Working Group will sponsor an interactive forum to discuss the Headquarters survey results and recognize the top scoring and most improved organizations. The forum will include an overview of the Headquarters survey results, panel discussion where several organizations will share how they are moving from results to action, and recognition. All civil servant personnel are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Please don’t miss your opportunity to “Let Your Voice Be Heard.”

Register for APPEL Courses NEW

Contact: Terri Mitchell, 358-2077APPEL Logo
You may now register for FY 2016 Q3 Academy of Program/Project and Engineering Leadership (APPEL) courses. To register, see the APPEL Master Training Calendar.  If you have any questions, contact APPEL Training and Support or the HQ APPEL POC, Terri Mitchell.

Training Event: Speed of Trust -- Foundations NEW

Date/Time: February 9, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Registration: Register in SATERN or contact Terri Mitchell,

Location: CV31A/CW31
Contact: Nadeeka Jayatilake, 358-2064
“Trust” is today’s critical competency. Trust is the new currency in today's connected, collaborative world. Contrary to what most people think, creating trust is a learned skill. In this work session, individuals identify and address “trust gaps” in their personal credibility and relationships at work. Participants will also:

   • Practice the 13 Behaviors of High Trust to develop, restore
     and extend trust.

   • Create a Trust Action Plan to increase personal credibility
      and influence.

   • Practice communicating transparently, respectfully, and

   • Identify how to extend appropriate levels of trust with co-

   • Improve their track record of keeping commitments through
      a Peer Accountability Process.

Lunch and Learn: Developing Your Career Plan NEW

Date/Time: February 16, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Registration: Register in SATERN or contact Terri Mitchell,
Location: CV31A/CW31
Contact: Abby Locke, 358-0576
Where are you in your career? Are you on track with your career goals or is it time for a change? At some point in our careers, we reach a crossroad and need to evaluate if we stay on the same path or venture out in a new direction. Attend this interactive session to understand how developing a solid, long-term career plan is essential to achieving true career success.

Lunch And Learn: Using MBTI For Career Success NEW

Date/Time: February 25, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Location: CV31A/CW31
Registration: Register in SATERN
Contact: Abby Locke, 358-0576
Attend this insightful session to learn how your personality preferences (through Myers-Briggs Type Indicator – MBTI) can enhance your NASA career experience. Get introduced to MBTI assessment and its benefits in career planning. Gain understanding of your personality type and learn how to capitalize on your strengths and improve your work/life experiences. Learn the implication of MBTI type preferences and their effects in work situations, team environments and interpersonal work relationships.

Cyber Security Webinar: Social Networking (CPE Credit)NEW

Date/Time: February 25, 2-3:30 p.m.
Location: Room 2L78
Registration: Send e-mail to IT Training
Contact: Darline Brown, 358-2039
Learn about the intrinsic nature of Social Networking and the impact to users. Carl D. Willis-Ford, Solution Architect, will conduct a presentation with important information about popular social networking sites and the most frequent scams and risks associated with user participation. Learn about resources that enable users to stay current on social networking risks, recognize scams, and how “bad guys” collect personal information to hijack accounts. Attendance counts as 1 CPE credit and pre-registration is required: Send an e-mail to Arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in.

Register for Yoga Classes NEW

Date/Time: Tuesdays, January 5 – March 8
Location: Room CG40B (Multipurpose Room)
Contact: Fitness Center, 358-0138
The cost is $115 for the entire session of classes (10 total classes). Drop-ins are permitted at $15 per class. Civil service and contractor employees are invited to register for these classes. Make registration checks or money orders payable to Sara Curtin, and submit to the Fitness Center.

"IT Talk" Newsletter: January – March Issue

Contact: Eldora Valentine
The January-March 2016 issue of the OCIO "IT Talk" newsletter is now available online. The cover feature is "Predicting the Next IT Decade." Additional articles include Demystifying Internet of Things (IoT) Data, The Hyperwall, Tomorrow's Innovations, Paperwork Reduction Act, IT Labs Update, I3P news and more.

NASA Health and Fitness Challenge

Dates: January 19 – April 8
Registration: Health Unit, 358-2600 or
Fitness Center, 358-0138
The program is free and open to NASA civil service employees. It includes regular weight, blood pressure, waist-hip ratio, and body fat measurements. Several health and fitness seminars and activities coordinated by the Fitness Center, and the Health Unit will also be offered. Initial measurements will be taken on January 19 and 21, 1 - 3 p.m. in the Health Unit (CD70). For details, visit the Fitness Center Web site.

Web Inbox

Contact: Richard Arnold, 358-1137
Introducing Web Inbox, a new tool that allows you to manage your voice mail on your computer; you can play your voice messages through your computer's speaker(s), compose new voice messages, and reply to, forward, or delete messages; and now you can save important messages as a .wav file to your computer. For more information including a user guide, visit the Web Inbox Informational Web page.

Self Care Portal

Contact: Richard Arnold, 358-1137
The Self Care Portal (the upgrade to CallManager) provides desktop phone customization such as managing your speed dial numbers, forwarding your calls, and accessing your phone user guide. For more information, including a user guide, visit the Self Care Portal Informational Web page.

Mobile Device Management (MDM) Registration

Contact: Debrina Harrell, 348-0982
MDM is an Agency-mandated initiative; the deadline for all NASA HQ users with ACES-managed mobile devices to register/enroll their device was December 31. If your device is not yet enrolled, contact the ESD and request a deskside visit. 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. For more information about this project, visit the MDM @ HQ Web page.

Call for Space Flight Awareness Program Awards

Contact: Shera McNeill, 358-0208 SFA Logo
The Space Flight Awareness (SFA) Program has issued the 2016 Annual Call for SFA program awards. SFA is a NASA safety and motivational recognition program. Details about the program, and award criteria can be found at on the SFA Web site. There is no nomination deadline. Nominations will be accepted throughout the year by the local SFA representative, Shera McNeill.

U.S. State Department Worldwide Travel Alert

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.

FY 2016 Cybersecurity and Sensitive Unclassified Information Awareness Training

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.

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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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

Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Learn how to create chats and meeting rooms with one user, multiple users, or large groups of people; create Web conferences using Lync 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 Lync Training Web page.

Bring Your Own Project (BYOP)

Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Bring any computer project or issue you’re working on and get real-time help. Or bring a concept or problem and work through your design with a trainer. For training schedule and registration information, visit the BYOP Web page. BYOP Wednesdays! Web page.



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