Collection Dates/Times: March 30 – April 10, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Room CX42
Contact: Jeff Anderson, 358-1348
The Information Technology and Communications Division (ITCD) is conducting a campaign to reduce the number of RSA SecurID tokens at NASA HQ. The reduction in tokens will provide cost savings to HQ, improve security, and allow users to take advantage of newer technologies available. HQ personnel are encouraged to consider turning in tokens that are no longer utilized during the collection event. This effort will include a two-step process: 1) a voluntary turn in of unused/unneeded tokens; and 2) an ongoing managed reduction of tokens not used within 60 days. Users will have the opportunity to provide a justification for keeping tokens. Visit the HQ Token Reduction Project Web page for details, including guidance on determining when tokens are still required.
Date: April 6 – June 9/
Contact: Stacey Brock-Watkins, 358-1291
This HQ building-wide effort begins April 6 on the 9th floor and ends June 9, on the Concourse. The evening janitorial staff will clean office glass interiors above the film line, office glass exteriors, and the interior of building windows. Before work begins in your section, remove items from the tops of overhead storage bins, shelves on glass walls above the film, window sills and anything attached to the glass inside offices (above film line), conference rooms and perimeter windows. Leave offices unlocked during your scheduled cleaning dates. Secure areas will be scheduled separately with the appropriate POC. See the full schedule for details.
Contact: Darline Brown, 358-2039
STI is a critical component in the worldwide activity of scientific and technical aerospace research and development. It is essential to help NASA avoid duplication of research by sharing information and to ensure that the U.S. maintains its preeminence in aerospace-related industries and education. The STI Program collects, processes, archives, and disseminates NASA STI. Training on the STI request process is now available in SATERN (search OTH-004-03) and is highly recommended for those who publish/approve STI. All HQ STI Document Availability Authorization (DAA) requests must be submitted through the Agency's STI electronic DAA (eDAA) system using NASA Form (NF) 1676B. To ensure the STI eDAA is configured with the appropriate information for your Division, contact Darline Brown. For more information on the STI program, visit the HQ STI Web page.
Date/Time: April 2, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Location: Room CW31
Contact: Abby Locke, 358-0576
Learn how to overcome a self-defeating mindset, feel more empowered, and speak up with confidence in your professional and personal life.
Date/Time: April 22, 9 a.m. – 12 noon
Register: SATERN (employees)
Location: Room 8Q40
This session is designed to provide NASA employees with a working knowledge of the agency's Anti-Harassment Policy and Procedures, which are critical to the healthy functioning of our workplaces. This module offers 2.5 hours of practical instruction on promptly and effectively responding to allegations of harassing conduct when they arise.
Date/Time: April 22, 1 – 4 p.m.
Register: SATERN (manager/supervisors)
Location: Room 8Q40
This session is designed to provide NASA managers/supervisors with a working knowledge of the agency's Anti-Harassment Policy and Procedures, which are critical to the healthy functioning of our workplaces. This module offers 2.5 hours of practical instruction on promptly and effectively responding to allegations of harassing conduct when they arise.
Date: April 22 – May 27
Sign Up Deadline: April 7
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 HQ. Each session is 1 hour 15 minutes. Learn more about NASA BEST. To sign up, contact Diane Clayton by Tuesday, April 7.
Application Deadline: March 31
Contact: Adib Sabree, 358-0922
The competition is open to all qualified dependents of NASA current/retired employees or reimbursable detailees. For details and application information, visit the NASA Scholarship Fund Web page.
Send Feedback: Arthur Payton
The Office of Protective Services (OPS) and the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) has partnered to bring to NASA personnel the "Employee Security Connection" newsletter. This quarterly newsletter (for internal use only) includes articles about cybersecurity, insider threats, espionage cases, security tips, and more. The first two issues will serve as a trial for NASA; if positive feedback is received (send an e-mail to Arthur Payton), a full NASA subscription will be purchased. Read the Jan-Mar 2015 edition of Employee Security Connection now.
The ACES Walk-In Tech Support service has been active for a couple months now, and our usage metrics confirm steady traffic. Check out the latest Headquarters Blog IT to learn what the highest demands are and see how many users are getting immediate help without having to open an ESD ticket. Have you used the ACES Walk-In Tech Support service yet? If so, please share your experience with us. Participate in the conversation by leaving a comment or question on the blog site. To subscribe to Blog IT alerts, send an email to
HQ-Blog-IT-Admin@mail.nasa.gov with "Subscribe" in the subject line.
Contact: Courtney Myers, 703-899-3178
NASA's Office of Human Capital Management (OHCM) has launched its first social media recruitment campaign on the @NASApeople Twitter account throughout National Women's History Month in March using visuals, NASA News and events, social media, and other digital content. OHCM's goal is to increase employer awareness with women of working age in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, who are seeking careers. For details, follow @NASApeople on Twitter and use #WomenatNASA to stay up to date with current tweets and posts.
Deadline: May 30, 2015
Location: SATERN (#ITS-015-001)
Contact: Darline Brown, 358-2039
All NASA Headquarters personnel with IT access are required to complete the FY 2015 Annual Information Technology Security and Privacy Awareness Training (#ITS-015-001) in SATERN by May 30, 2015. The course takes approximately 1 hour to complete. Failure to complete the training by this deadline will result in suspension of access to HQ IT resources. No extensions will be granted. For details, visit the Information Security Training Web page.
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 the "What's New in Office 2013" Web page.