Date/Time: October 29, 1-2 p.m.
Location: Room MIC-5A (5H42-A)
Registration: Darline Brown, 358-2039
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and ITCD is having a special presentation on export control. Bring your lunch and learn about Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Seating is limited; register in advance to reserve your spot.
Date/Time: October 30, 1-2 p.m.
Location: Room 7Q46
Registration: Darline Brown, 358-2039
Attend ITCD’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month special presentation about privacy at NASA. Bring your lunch and learn how to protect sensitive information. Seating is limited; register in advance to reserve your spot.
Contact: Darline Brown, 358-2039
October 2014 marks the 11th Annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The NASA Office of the Chief Information Officer is encouraging all NASA personnel to “Stop. Think. Connect.” – remember cybersecurity best practices to protect and safeguard NASA’s information and assets. For more information and resources, visit the HQ Cybersecurity Awareness Web page.
Contact: Patricia Southerland, 358-0621
The NASA Electronic Forms System (NEFS) is a suite of tools for filling out, signing, submitting, archiving and tracking electronic forms – all using your desktop computer. Headquarters has completed the process of converting legacy form formats, such as FileNet, to NASA's new eForms solution: Adobe LiveCycle Enterprise Suite 4. This new portal provides access to all public and internal NASA and Center forms. You may notice some changes and functionality enhancements. Forms in PDF format will open in Adobe Reader X or higher. For details, visit the HQ NEF Web page.
Date/Time: November 3-6, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Room 5H42-A
Contact: Dr. Nat Jambulingam, 358-1126
This Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt training is for those who are interested in working improvement projects. It covers the basic LSS methodologies, facilitation skills, and improvement based project management. For details and to register, send an email to Dr. Nat Jambulingam by October 20.
Deadline: October 31
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. Employees may also take NASA’s online course “Ethics Training for NASA Employees 2014” in SATERN to satisfy this requirement, although attendance at a live training class is preferred. Details including the 2014 training schedule, and information on Web-based ethics training in SATERN is now available on the Ethics Training Web page.
Date: October-November 2014
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, a few blocks from NASA HQ. The program will run for six consecutive Wednesdays, beginning in early October. For details, visit NASA's Beginning Engineering, Science and Technology Web page.
Deadline: December 15, 2014
Location: West Lobby
Contact: Tom Hayes, 358-0794, or Sheila Michelli, 358-3768
The 2014 NASA Headquarters Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is underway. This year, you will have even more options from which to choose. Donate to all CFC-approved charities, including those from outside the National Capital Area. The 2014 Catalog of Caring lists over 25,000 approved local, national, or international charities. Refer to the online catalog of all the charities enrolled in the CFCNCA or ask your Keyworker for a paper copy. Every contributor and every donation will make a difference and will truly be appreciated. In these times of uncertainty, your donations to the less fortunate are especially important.
Contact: Malicha Day, 358-0206
Effective immediately, the way you reserve conference rooms and make facilities requests at NASA Headquarters has changed. Previously, the NASA HQ Facilities Help Desk System (FHDS) application handled both conference room scheduling and facilities/trouble call requests. FHDS has been replaced with two separate, newly improved processes:
Facilities Help Desk: For facilities requests and trouble call requests (i.e., building alterations, space planning, janitorial services, move services, building deficiencies, outages, etc.), simply send an e-mail to email@example.com or call 358-HELP. No approvals needed. See the Facilities Help Desk Web page for tips on submitting requests and what to expect afterwards.
Headquarters Conference Scheduling System (HQCSS): To request conference room scheduling and support, use HQCSS.
Contact: Computer Training Center (CTC): 358-1111
In preparation for the upcoming upgrade to Microsoft Office 2013, "What's New" demos are being offered to Windows users to who wish to get a sneak-peak and get familiar with the most common Office 2013 applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). These 1-hour demos will also include Lync integration and working with Office 2013 files in other (older) versions. For a complete schedule, visit http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/itcd/ctc/ctc_office_2013.html.