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Counterintelligence Awareness for U.S. Students
Studying Abroad

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) "Don't be a Pawn" campaign helps prepare U.S. college students who travel and study overseas for possible foreign intelligence service recruitment attempts they may encounter. More than 283,000 U.S. college students study abroad each year. Prior to travel, most students get advice from their schools about what to expect. One aspect they might not be prepared for is the possibility that a foreign intelligence service might try to recruit them to steal secrets from the U.S. Government. To illustrate this threat, the FBI produced a film called Game of Pawns. The film features the true story of a U.S. student studying overseas who was asked by a foreign government to apply for U.S. Government jobs with the goal of obtaining secret information. Before obtaining employment, the student was arrested by the FBI and convicted of conspiracy to communicate national security information, an espionage violation. The NASA Counterintelligence Division recommends NASA employees watch this movie and show it to their college-age children and interns. On the FBI website, students and parents can find information about how, where, and why foreign intelligence services target students, how students can protect themselves from targeting, and how students can report suspicious activity experienced overseas.
For more information, contact Counterintelligence Special Agent Arthur R. Payton at (202) 358-4645.

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Conflict Management Training SessionsNew Item

Date/Time/Location: April 21, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., MIC-5A (5H42)
Date/Time/Location: April 23, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., PRC (9H40)
Registration: SATERN or E-mail LaShawn McDuffie
This classroom-based training focuses on effective communication, trust-building, collaborative problem solving, and basic conflict resolution skills for managers and employees. This program is designed to provide managers, supervisors, and employees with effective skills and tools to prevent workplace conflicts and to more strategically address workplace conflicts that occur through early engagement in conflict prevention and resolution discussions. The ultimate goal is to reduce the need for NASA employees to utilize more formal processes such as the EEO complaint process.

HQ Travel SPOT Newsletter – April IssueNew Item

Contact: HQ Travel Office, 358-2301
The April issue of HQ Travel Spot newsletter for HQ as a Center is now available. Learn more about HQ as a Center travel and related topics, including FedTraveler.com and the e-Gov Travel Services 2 (ETS2) implementation of Concur Government Edition (CGE).

Take Your Children to Work DayNew Item

Date: April 24, 2014
Contact: Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Management Division, 358-1098
This year NASA HQ will not have a formal program for Take Your Children to Work (TYCTW) Day. However, if parents wish to bring their children to work to have them shadow them on April 24, the national TYCTW observance day, they may do so. This national observance is designed to expose children to what a parent or mentor does during the workday, as well as to different careers. NASA HQ employees are encouraged to use this day as an opportunity to bring their children to work to give them a glimpse of what their workday is like and their work atmosphere. Parents may arrange to have their children shadow them or a person in a career they might be interested in learning more about, or plan some other work activity. Plan now to ensure that you and your children have a great day. Registration is not required. Parents should follow the standard security sign-in process for their children as they would for any visitors to NASA HQ.

"IT Talk" Newsletter – April-June 2014 Issue

Contact: Eldora Valentine, 358-3968
Learn more about "The Next IT Decade." Additional features include a tribute to former NASA HQ CIO Kelly Carter, the 2014 Space Apps challenge, enhancing IT security at NASA, simulation technologies, teleworking solutions, Agency electronic forms, I3P updates, NASA IT Labs projects and more. Read the April-June 2014 issue of the IT Talk newsletter.

Training: Budget Formulation/Budget Execution

Date/Time: April 22 and 23, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Room 8Q40
Register: SATERN (SATERN ID: 73303)
Contact: Keya Briscoe, 358-2436
A CFO University training opportunity. The Budget Formulation course provides an overview of NASA’s PPBE guidance, processes, timeframes, and roles. The Budget Execution course provides an understanding of the functions and processes involved in expending the NASA budget.

Training: NASA Reimbursable Agreements

Date/Time: April 24, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Room 2E39
Contact: Keya Briscoe, 358-2436
Register: SATERN (SATERN ID: 73309)
A CFO University training opportunity. This course introduces both business and technical personnel to developing, pricing and implementing reimbursable agreements between NASA and other government or commercial entities. It reflects recently-augmented NASA reimbursable policy contained in NPR 9090.1, and includes multiple exercises and pricing scenarios.

Education Outreach: Amidon-Bowen Elementary School

Date/Time: April 23 and 30, May 7, 14, 21 and 28, 12:45-2 p.m.
Location: Amidon-Bowen Elementary School
Contact: Diane Clayton, 358-1582
All HQ personnel are invited to participate in NASA’s Beginning Engineering Science and Technology (BEST) activity with students at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School, near NASA Headquarters. You may join in for one or more sessions. For details on the BEST program, visit http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/best/index.html.

NASA HQ 2014 Softball Challenge

Date/Time: May 13 - July 29, 7 p.m.
Location: Amidon Field, 4th and G Streets, S.W.
Contact: Paul Brundage, 358-0481
Teams are being organized for the 2014 season. To join a team, contact one of the prospective coaches: Peter Panetta, 358-0696; Cheryl Parker, 358-0252; George Gonzalez, 358-1630; Jesse Rager, 368-1018; Angel Otero, 358-2275; or Harvey Blount, 358-4400. To form a team contact Paul Brundage.

Congressional Operations Seminar

Date/Time: May 5-8, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Capitol Hill
Register: SATERN or contact Jenny Dang, 358-2055
Contact: Marykate Dougherty, 358-1257
Facilitated by Georgetown University’s Government Affairs Institute, participants receive briefings from experts in the field, have the opportunity to attend committee hearings, and observe floor action. NASA HQ civil servants at the GS-14 level and above may apply as well at civil servants who conduct business on Capitol Hill.

Classroom Training and Online Resources for Microsoft Lync

Class Dates/Times: See Training Schedule
Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Microsoft Lync is the Agency solution for Instant Messaging (IM) and Web Conferencing. Learn about Lync for Windows or Macintosh through Computer Training Center (CTC) classroom courses, or at your own pace with helpful quick reference guides. Visit the CTC Lync Training page for training schedules and a complete selection of Lync documentation, including quick reference guides, user guides, FAQs, feature comparisons, and more. Two new reference guides have been added to specifically address ways for meeting attendees to join a Lync meeting.

Headquarters Spring Golf Tournament

Date/Time: May 16, 8 a.m. shot gun start
Location: Andrews Air Force Base
Contact: John Hopkins, 358-2519; Gary Cox, 358-0413. The event will salute former NASA employee, Kelly Carter, who ran the NASA Headquarters Golf Tournament for several years, and who died March 7 after a long fight with cancer. The price per player is $95 and is paid online via credit card. The price includes green fees, chart, lunch, and beverages. There will also be prizes. Register yourself or your group on the NASA Golf Web page.

User Resource Center Open During Renovation

Date/Time: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (walk-in service)
Location: 2U15
Contact: Kim Dwyer, 358-0650
The User Resource Center (URC) is open in its temporary location, room 2U15, during renovation of the Concourse level in. Walk in today for assistance with Windows and Macintosh applications (including core/above-core software, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, Photoshop, etc.), scanning, file conversions, archiving to CD-ROM, color printing and more.

Renovation Update: Historical Reference Collection

Date: Closed Until Summer 2014
Contact: Jane Odom, 358-0386
As part of the ongoing building renovation, the History Office’s Historical Reference Collection closed on October 25 and will reopen this summer. For those of you who have been wondering how our renovation project is going, the answer is "great!" We got a sneak peek recently. Check out the photos. During the renovation, reference services will continue. However, the archival staff will only be able to provide very limited reference assistance by searching the History Office digital repository. Contact the archivists on 358-0384. For more information and periodic updates, visit the NASA History Program
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New HQ Travel Office Newsletter

Contact: HQ Travel Office, 358-2301
Learn more about all things related to HQ travel, including FedTraveler.com and the HQ e-Gov Travel Services 2 (ETS2) implementation of Concur Government Edition (CGE). Read the new monthly HQ Travel Office newsletter HQ Travel Spot.

New HQ e-Gov Travel Services 2 (ETS2)

Contact:HQ Implementation Team, 358-0815
Learn more about the upcoming HQ ETS2 implementation of Concur Government Edition (CGE) on June 30, 2014. For information, helpful resources, and a listing of upcoming activities, visit the new HQ ETS2 Implementation Web page.

HQ IT & Communication Services Relocated During Concourse Renovation

Dates: Until Mid-June 2014
Contact: HITSS Customer Support, 358-0650
The concourse level of Headquarters building is undergoing renovation until June. During that time, certain IT and communication services have been relocated to other areas of the building. For details, including dates, service impacts and contact information, visit the ITCD Concourse Renovation Web page:

- Communications Support Service Center (CSSC): Room 2W79
- Software Library: Room 2Z33
- User Resource Center (URC): Room 2U15
- HQ ViTS Facility: Temporarily shut down (ViTS meetings may
  be held in any ViTS-capable room)

Updated Remote Access Guide is Now Available

The newly updated NASA HQ Remote Access Guide is now available. Updates include details on the latest software versions and new technology -- including Lync Instant Messaging, Lync Conferencing, and Cisco AnyConnect VPN for Macintosh. Users may access the guide online or pick up a copy on CD-ROM from the User Resource Center (URC), Room 2U15, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. or from the Computer Training Center (CTC), Room 4D72, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

FY 2014 Annual Information Security and Privacy Awareness Training

Deadline: July 31, 2014
Contact: Aaron Goad, 358-1014
All NASA HQ personnel with IT access are required to complete the mandatory FY 2014 Annual Information Technology Security and Privacy Awareness Training (ITS-014-001) in SATERN by Thursday, July 31, 2014. 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 IT resources. Reactivation of access could take several days. For more information including instructions for accessing the training in SATERN, visit the Information Security Training and Awareness Web page (accessible to NASA only).

 


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Microsoft Lync 2011 for Macintosh: Link with colleagues using Lync

Date/Time: See Training Schedule
Register: SATERN (search "Using Lync")
Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
This workshop is for Macintosh users only. 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; refer back to the chat using Conversation History; make calls to those logged in to Lync; and work with presence status indicators. Bring your laptop to class.

Microsoft Lync 2013 for Windows: Link with colleagues using Lync

Date/Time: See Training Schedule
Register: SATERN (search "Using Lync")
Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
For Windows 7 users -- 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 or applications and transfer files. Bring your laptop to class.

Outlook 2011 for Mac: All Around Outlook

Date/Time: See Training Schedule
Register: SATERN (search “Around Outlook”)
Location: Computer Training Center (CTC), Room 3R55
Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
This 2 hour workshop is for Macintosh users. The session covers What's New; Understanding the Outlook screen, panes, menus, toolbars, and ribbon; Working with personal settings and E-mail preferences, Categories, Autocorrect and AutoFormat settings, creating e-mail Signatures, Delegates and Out of Office Assistant; customizing Toolbars and Views, Sorting, Filtering, and using Search tools including Smart Folders and Advanced Search; creating sub-folders; Working with the Calendar preferences, creating Appointments, meetings and Recurring Patterns; working with Contact preferences, creating new Contacts, arranging the Address Book, sharing Contacts, and creating a Contact Group; creating Tasks and creating a task from a message using the Automator. For more information and a detailed training schedule, visit the Outlook Training Web page.

Excel 2010 for Windows: It Starts with a Cell

Date/Time: See Training Schedule
Register: SATERN (search “SWAC”)
Location: Computer Training Center (CTC), Room 3R55
Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
In 2 hours you will learn Excel basics to include the uses for Excel; exploring the screen, ribbon, and views; Excel mouse displays; navigating In a worksheet; entering and editing data in a worksheet; formatting data and cells; working with workbooks; learning simple formulas; order of operations (or precedence); and creating functions using the Formula Wizard. For more information and a detailed training schedule, visit the Excel Training Web page.

SoftPhone

Date/Time: SeeTraining Schedule
Register: SATERN (search "HQ Softphone")
Location: Computer Training Center (CTC), Room 3R55
Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Using your NASA-issued computer and your HQ extension, SoftPhone enables you to place and receive calls from virtually anywhere you have an Internet connection. Learn about the features of SoftPhone and take advantage of this powerful tool. Computer headsets for use with SoftPhone will be distributed at each class. Deadline to register is the day before each class is held. For more information and a detailed training schedule, visit the SoftPhone Training Web page.

BYOP Wednesdays!

Date/Time: See Training Schedule
Register: SATERN (search "BYOP")
Location: Computer Training Center (CTC), Room 3R55
Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Bring Your Own Project to the CTC… 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 more information and a detailed training schedule, visit the BYOP Wednesdays! Web page.

Calendar Gremlins Again?

Date/Time: See Training Schedule
Register: SATERN (search "gremlins")
Location: Computer Training Center (CTC), Room 3R55
Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Learn how to rid your calendar of those pesky gremlins! This Microsoft Outlook workshop will teach calendar management, calendar sharing, scheduling attendees, replying to and saving invitations. In only 1 hour, you’ll be an Outlook pro! For more information and a detailed training schedule, visit the Outlook Training Web page.

En Pointe with PowerPoint!

Date/Time: See Training Schedule
Register: SATERN (search "en pointe")
Location: Computer Training Center (CTC), Room 3R55
Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
In only 1 hour, you’ll learn advanced features of Microsoft PowerPoint. Learn how to easily control formatting with Master Slides, add zing to your presentations with embedded video, music, and Excel spreadsheets, as well as how to troubleshoot your presentations. For more information and a detailed training schedule, visit the PowerPoint Training Web page.

Excel Edge! Advanced Microsoft Excel Training

Date/Time: See Training Schedule
Register: SATERN (search "edge!")
Location: Computer Training Center (CTC), Room 3R55
Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Learn about the most asked about advanced features of Excel. Make a visual impact with conditional formatting, use sorting/filtering to aid in data analysis, learn how to link spreadsheets with Word and PowerPoint. For more information and a detailed training schedule, visit the Excel Training Web page.

In the Pits with Pivot Tables? Extreme Excel Training

Date/Time: See Training Schedule
Register: SATERN (search "in the pits")
Location: Computer Training Center (CTC), Room 3R55
Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Learn how to create pivot tables – take raw data and turn it into drillable tables that make sense. For more information and a detailed training schedule, visit the Excel Training Web page.

Word Play!

Date/Time: See Training Schedule
Register: SATERN (search "H-Word Play!")
Location: Computer Training Center (CTC), Room 3R55
Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
In only 1 hour, you’ll learn some of the most-asked about advanced features of Microsoft Word, including embedding and linking with Excel, working with styles, automatic table of contents, formatting, templates, flowcharts, organizational charts, headers/footers, page numbering and mail merge. For more information and a detailed training schedule, visit the Word Training Web page.



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