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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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NASA HQ CFC – Show Some Love Day #2 NEW

Show Some LoveDate/Time: Tuesday, October 11
Contacts: Paul Brundage, 358-0481 and Irma Rodriguez, 358-0984
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is celebrating Show Some Love Day #2 - Show Your Cause. Are you passionate about disaster relief, veteran services, animal rights, medical research, or another great cause supported by the CFC? The second of four Show Some Love days invites Federal employees to show the charitable causes they care about most. For details on this year’s HQ CFC campaign and information on how to donate, visit the 2016 HQ CFC Web page. Get involved in the second Show Some Love Day by:
  - Wearing a cause-related t-shirt or ribbon.
  - Getting creative and putting together a cause themed outfit.
  - Visiting the CFCNCA Facebook page This is a link to a site outside the NASA domain and posting a photo
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“IT Talk” Newsletter – October-December 2016 Issue Now Available

Contact: Eldora Valentine
The October-December 2016 issue of the OCIO "IT Talk" newsletter is now available online. This issue’s cover feature is “Dangerous Turns Ahead! Staying Safe While Driving Online.” Additional articles include details about the Information Resources Directorate (IRD) 2016 Stand Down Day, BSA Corner, IT Portfolio Management (ITPM), and more.

Four Cert PIV Smartcard Transition

Contact: Sun Chan, 358-0391
The initiative to transition NASA Personal Identity Verification (PIV) smartcards (NASA badges) to "four cert" continues at HQ for Windows users. This "four cert" smartcard is NASA's next generation PIV card. Many smartcards in use at NASA HQ are configured as "single cert" and must be transitioned to "four cert" status to comply with Federal and Agency security requirements. HQ users who need to be transitioned will receive a notice with instructions based on individual status. Once transitioned, users will receive brief instructions on the capabilities of the four cert smartcard. For more information, visit the HQ Four Cert PIV Smartcard Transition Web page.

NASA Innovation Kick Start (NIKS) is Calling All Innovators

Proposals Due: October 13, 2016
Contact: Jennifer Brown, 575-524-5643
NASA is celebrating innovation through a new Agency Innovation Mission (AIM) campaign. You are invited to collaborate with other innovators across the Agency to generate creative ideas that address anything from existing problems to new and original concepts. Ideas do not have to be of a technical nature, and anyone can submit a proposal, regardless of your career background. Visit the NASA Innovation Kick Start Web site for details (NASA only - NDC credentials may be required). Proposals are due October 13; up to 20 proposals will be selected to pitch their idea during AIM Day on November 1 for a chance to win up to $10K in NASA procurement dollars per proposal.

Call for D&I Inclusion Agent Nominations

Contact: Felicia Toney, 358-1098
The Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Council, in conjunction with the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management Division (EODM), has announced its inaugural call for Inclusion Agents, who will have a key role in developing the Headquarters Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan for 2017-2020. This plan is the roadmap for driving change and shaping the future of Headquarters culture as it relates to diversity and inclusion. NASA HQ civil service employees can be nominated by management or can self-nominate. To request nomination forms, contact Felicia Toney.

Annual Ethics Training

Training Schedule: See Ethics Training Web page
Deadline: October 31, 2016
Location: Room 7H41
Contact: Donna Nelson, 358-0550 or Ethics Team
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 should be completed by October 31, 2016. This requirement may also be satisfied through NASA's online course "Ethics Training for NASA Employees 2016" located in SATERN, although attendance at live training is encouraged. For a complete schedule of ethics training sessions, visit the Ethics Training Web page.

NASA Headquarters Annual Alumni Luncheon

Date/Time: October 21, 11:30 a.m.
RSVP: October 3
Location: Fort Lesley J. McNair Officers' Club, Washington, DC
Contact: Serena Martinez, 358-0114
The luncheon is open to Headquarters retirees and employees. The cost is $30 per person. Reservation forms and payments (checks payable to "NHQ Alumni Group") must be received by October 3. Send to: Herbert Snyder, 8721 Burning Tree Road, Bethesda, MD 20817. For more information and forms, contact Serena Martinez.

New NASA History Book -- Walking to Olympus: an EVA Chronology, 1997-2011, Vol. 2

Contact: Nadine Andreassen, 358-0087
Following the first volume of Walking to Olympus: An EVA Chronology, which recounted the period from the first spacewalks in 1965 to the end of the Shuttle-Mir program in 1997, this second volume of Walking to Olympus: an EVA Chronology, 1997-2011; Vol. 2 by Julie B. Ta and Robert C. Treviño (NASA SP- 2016-4550) spans the period from 1997 to the end of the Space Shuttle Program in 2011. It includes not only spacewalks performed by American and European astronauts and the Russian/Soviet cosmonauts, but also those of the newest members of the EVA community, the Taikonauts of the People’s Republic of China. Printed copies are available to all NASA employees for free at the NASA HQ History Office in Room CP72. Or you may download the e-Book for free at: (NASA only).

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

Dates: View training schedule online
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.

Skype for Windows/Lync for 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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