Contact: Arthur Payton, 358-4655
The October-December edition of the National Security Institute's Employee Security Connection is available online. This newsletter is brought to you by the Office of the Chief Information Officer and the Office of Protective Services to better educate employees on cybersecurity, espionage threats, terrorism threats, and personal security best practices. To report information security threats, intelligence threats, insider threats, or other concerns, see the POC list on the last page of the newsletter.
Date/Time: Tues/Thurs, October 6-15, 9 a.m. - noon
and 12:30 - 3 p.m.
Location: Health Unit
Contact: Cheryl Robertson, 358-2600
Initially, flu shots are available to all NASA HQ civil service employees. If supplies permit, flu shots will be made available to NASA HQ contractors. No appointment is necessary. For more information on influenza, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site.
Date/Time: October 8, 2:30 p.m.
Contact: Claudia Silver, 358-0936
All Headquarters employees are invited to attend the Small Business Administration's Hispanic Heritage Month Observance Program featuring keynote speaker, American Pro Football NFL Hall of Famer, Anthony Munoz. Munoz has provided opportunities for youth to participate in camps, leadership activities, educational programs, and receive scholarships through the Anthony Munoz Foundation established in 2002.
Date: Wednesdays, October 14-November 18
Location: Amidon-Bowen Elementary School
Contact: Diane Clayton, 358-1582
Contact Diane Clayton by Friday, October 9 to participate in NASA's Beginning Engineering Science and Technology (BEST) activity with students at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School, near NASA HQ. Sessions run 1 hour and 15 minutes. For details, visit the BEST Web site.
Deadline: December 31, 2015
Contact: Omega Jones, 358-0292
NASA's Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity (ODEO) has rolled out the Federally mandated "No FEAR Act Training 2015" in SATERN for all NASA civil servants. Once the course is added to the SATERN Learning Plan, you will be able to launch the course for completion in SATERN. All civil servants must complete this training in SATERN by December 31, 2015.
Beginning: Through October 2015
Contact: James Blackwell, 358-4735
The Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs) at NASA HQ will be upgraded in a phased approach over the next several weeks. Once enabled, the MFDs will offer the option to use your PIV smartcard (NASA badge) for the Scan-to-Email and Secure Print features, which will eliminate the step to enter your NDC username and password. If you have saved e-mail addresses or stored fax numbers in the local address book in an MFD, you will need to document them so you can re-enter them after the upgrade. As each MFD is upgraded, a technician will be available to assist all users with re-mapping their computer to the newly PIV-enabled MFDs. For details and instructions, visit the MFD Upgrade Project Web page.
Date/Time: September 26 – November 21
Location: See Schedule
Contact: Richard Arnold
IT Operations is performing upgrades to the HQ network on most Saturdays through November. During these activities, there will be an 8-hour outage of all network devices on the impacted floors. The following devices will be unable to connect to the network: computers, desktop telephones, network printers, and wireless network access points. It is recommended that users working on the impacted floors shut down their computer before leaving at the end of the work day on the Friday before the planned outage. Users working on all other floors inside the HQ building and users connecting to HQ services via VPN will be unaffected during this activity. See the HQ Infrastructure Upgrades project Web page for complete details.
Contact: Debrina Harrell, 358-0982
The HQ Information Technology and Communications Division (ITCD) is taking critical steps to improve and manage HQ's IT security posture and protect employees. This includes the areas of remote access, enablement of Personal Identity Verification (PIV) smartcard, phase out of RSA SecurID tokens, and use of non-government-approved equipment. Visit the IT Security Improvements Web page to learn more about these key initiatives, including a list of FAQs.
Deadline: October 31, 2015
Training Schedule: See Ethics Training Web page
Contact: Donna Nelson, 358-0550 or Ethics Team, 358-2465
Anyone who files a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-450) is required to take ethics training every year. This training must be completed by October 31. Pre-registration for classroom training is not required. Employees may also take NASA's online course "Ethics Training for NASA Employees 2015" in SATERN to satisfy this requirement, although attendance at a live training class is preferred. Details including the 2015 training schedule, and information on Web-based ethics training in SATERN is now available on the Ethics Training 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.