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Foreign Travel Counterintelligence Threat Briefings Available for All NASA Employees (Government and Contractor).

All employees, government and contractor, going on official travel to Designated Countries and/or Russia are required to receive pre and post travel counterintelligence threat briefings/debriefings. Government employees will receive e-mail notifications to set these up. Contractors are required to contact their servicing Counterintelligence Office to schedule the briefings. Additionally, all employees, government and contractor, are highly encouraged to request a foreign travel counterintelligence threat briefing for ANY travel out of the United States, official or personal. At NASA HQ contact Counterintelligence Special Agent Art Payton or Counterintelligence Special Agent Kim Saxon. For more information, visit the CI Foreign Travel Web page (NASA only). Contact: Art Payton, 358-4645

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Headquarters Blog ITNew Item

Contact: Mary Shouse, 358-0625
Victor Thompson, HQ CIO and Director of the Information Technology and Communications Division (ITCD), has launched a new blog to increase the understanding and awareness of ITCD's mission. "HQ Blog IT" will be updated twice a month, providing information to the HQ community about ITCD's strategic direction, customer service improvement efforts, ITCD products and services, and to address emerging issues. Bookmark HQ Blog IT, and be sure to participate in the dialog of the IT world at HQ.

"What's New in Office 2013" DemosNew Item

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.

Exchange Council Crab FeastNew Item

Date/Time: August 21, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: 2nd floor patio
Contact: Denise Holley, 358-2566 or Tekla Colón, 358-2583
Purchase tickets in the Exchange Store for $20 each July 21- August 18. Until August 11, ticket sales will be limited to 2 tickets per NASA badged employee. After August 11, available tickets can be purchased on a first come, first served basis. The crab feast menu includes hot steamed crabs, side dishes and drinks. Attendees are not permitted to bring alcoholic beverages. NASA employees are responsible for sign-in and escorting of invited guests.

OCIO "Let's Talk" Series PresentationNew Item

Date/Time: July 30, noon EDT
Location: 1225 I Street, N.W.
Contact:John Bosco, 358-1352
Topic #35: The Emerging Commercial Space Transportation Industry. Guest speaker Ken Davidian, Director of Research for the Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, will highlight how the U.S. Government and NASA are playing a vital role in developing this new economic sector. For Lync and dial-in information, contact John Bosco.

New Publication on NASA's International ActivitiesNew Item

Location: Room 5U39
Contact: Bridgette Spencer, 358-0400
HQ employees can pick up free, printed copies of Global Reach: A View of NASA's International Cooperation. This new NASA publication is also available as a free download in eBook or PDF form. The principle of international cooperation has been a guiding philosophy for NASA since its establishment in 1958. This publication includes a collection of many of NASA's international activities, providing a sense of the breadth of NASA's cooperation with other nations, as well as the accompanying benefits that such cooperation has always yielded.

Emotional Intelligence for Team MembersNew Item

Date/Time: July 30, 8:30 am. – 4 p.m.
Location: Room CV31
Register: SATERN
Contact: Adib Sabree, 358-0922
In this workshop you will receive your Emotional Intelligence (EI) scores and learn the benefits of EI as a team member. Pre-work requirements will be sent to you after you register in SATERN.

Emotional Intelligence for Senior Leaders New Item

Date/Time: August 6, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Room CV31
Register: SATERN
Contact: Adib Sabree, 358-0922
In this workshop, you will receive your Emotional Intelligence (EI) scores and discuss how they relate to leadership as reflected in the most recent Employee Viewpoint Survey results and other leadership topics. Pre-work requirements will be sent to you after you register in SATERN.

Feds Feed Families Campaign

Date: June 1- Aug. 27
Location: Donation boxes - East and West Lobbies
Contact: Tiffany Schuffert, 358-4513 and Mary Dunn, 358-2789
This year’s Feds Feed Families Campaign provides another opportunity for Headquarters employees to provide support to their families, friends, co-workers and neighbors. Bring your donations of non-perishable food items to the collection boxes in the East and West Lobbies or in your office. You also may donate fresh food (fruit, vegetables, herbs, nuts) directly to a food pantry. (For a list of food pantries visit: http://www.ampleharvest.org/fff For additional information, visit the HR Portal at: https://hr.nasa.gov (for NASA civil service employees) or http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=feds-feed-families

“IT Talk” Newsletter: July-September Issue Available

Contact: Eldora Valentine, 358-3968
The July-September 2014 issue of the OCIO “IT Talk” newsletter is available online at:
http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/IT-Talk_July2014.pdf. This issue’s cover feature is “How Will We Work in 2025?” Additional articles include 2014 Space Apps Challenge Winners, Collaboration in Motion, Virtual Executive Summit, I3P updates and more.

Second Floor Patio Reopens for Employee Breaks

Contact: Malicha Day 358-0206
The 2nd floor patio is now open during renovation of the 2nd floor. HQ Facilities has arranged for ongoing access via Stairwell A (West side of the building) from the third floor or higher. Signs will be posted directing employees to the patio, the preferred location for smokers. If using tobacco products, stand 25 feet away from the doors and place cigarette butts in the appropriate receptacles. To return to your workspace, you must use Stairwell A to return to the third floor or higher. At no time should employees enter other areas of the second floor.

Instant Meeting Audio Conference Service

Contact: Linda Hong, 358-0462
The NASA Instant Meeting Audio Conferencing System (also known as a Bridge Line, Meet-Me Number, or Teleconference Number) is transitioning to a new vendor. Users who have an existing account (conference service number) will receive new credentials (new dial-in number, leader and participant passcodes) via an automated e-mail (Subject: "Welcome to NASA Communications Services Office (CSO) Instant Meeting Audio Conferencing Service") by July 31. Be sure to update your existing meeting invites with your new dial-in number and participant codes. Visit the Instant Meeting Audio Conferencing Changes Web page for details. Register for training on the CSO Web site.

User Resource Center

Date/Time: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (walk-in service)
Location: CX42
Contact: Kim Dwyer, 358-0650
The User Resource Center (URC) is located in Room CX42. 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. Staff members are available to assist and provide real time proactive technical advice, end user support, troubleshooting/consultation services, and problem resolution.

NASA Day at Nationals Park

Date/Time: August 16, 7:05 p.m.
Location: Nationals Park
Contact: Maurissa Contee, 358-0162
The Exchange Council is sponsoring NASA Day at Nationals Park. Bring your family and friends to watch the Nationals take on the Pirates. Tickets are available in the Exchange Store for $26 per person. Purchase tickets soon. Only 100 tickets are available.

Smartcard-Only Login at NASA HQ

Contact: Marion Meissner, 358-0585
To comply with Federal mandates, NASA is in the process of adopting the requirement of using your NASA smartcard (NASA badge) as the sole method of logging into NASA-issued computers. Once enabled, you will only be able to access your computer with your smartcard and smartcard PIN. Windows 7 computers will be migrated first; HQ users can expect an IT notice with instructions prior to being converted. To prepare for this requirement, practice logging in with your smartcard and ensure you know your smartcard PIN. For more information, visit the Smartcard-Only Web page.

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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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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