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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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Exchange Council Sale of Honey Baked
Hams and Turkeys
NEW

Order Deadline: December 17
Pickup Date/Time: December 20, 12 – 1 p.m.
Pickup Location: West Lobby
Contact: Tekla Colon, 358-2583
Purchase your honey baked ham or turkey online through the HoneyBaked Ham Employee Purchase Program sponsored by the NASA HQ Exchange Council. Sign-in Code: YCJ5TB. Print your receipt and bring it to the West Lobby on Tuesday, December 20 to pick up your order. Orders must be placed by COB December 17. Orders not picked up by 1 p.m. on December 20 will be donated to a local shelter. Gift cards may not be used to purchase hams and turkeys.

Exchange Store Holiday Sale

Date/Time: December 1-24
Location: Health Unit
Contact: Maurissa Minor, 358-0162
The Exchange Store is holding its holiday sale. Stop by and save 15 percent on selected items.

Free Osteoporosis Screening

Date/Time: December 7, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Health Unit
Contact: Cheryl Robertson, RN, 358-2600
Bone density screening will be offered free to NASA civil service employees on December 7 in the Health Unit. To register, e-mail amscreening@msn.com or call 800-686-3035.

Got Talent? Show It at the CFC Talent Show

Date/Time: December 1, 12 noon
Registration Deadline: November 30
Location: Room 2E39
Contact: Marc Shepanek, 358-2201 or Irma Rodriguez, 358-0984
By popular demand, the HQ Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is again taking the stage to sponsor a talent show during the Exchange Council’s Holiday Social. All are invited to participate – come sing, dance, juggle, tell jokes, do magic – whatever you do -- to raise money for the less fortunate. Compete as individuals or groups to win votes from the audience who will donate $1 per vote. All proceeds go to the winner’s charity of choice. To participate, submit your registration form to Marc Shepanek by November 30. For details, visit the NASA HQ CFC Talent Show Web page.

Windows Users: Get Ready for Windows 10 and Office 2016

Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Date/Time: See schedules for Windows 10 and Office 2016
Location: Room CX31
The HQ Computer Training Center (CTC) offers an introductory workshop for Office 2016. Learn about the updates and changes found in the latest version of Microsoft Office. The course covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. For class description, training schedule, registration information and resources, visit the Office 2016 Training Web page.

Macintosh Users: Get Ready for Office 2016 for Mac

Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Date/Time: See schedules for Windows 10 and Office 2016
Location: Room CX31
The HQ Computer Training Center (CTC) offers introductory workshops for both Windows 10 and Office 2016. The Windows 10 workshop provides an overview of how to navigate Windows 10 file system and tiles. It is designed to acquaint you with the familiar features of Windows and to introduce you to new functionality. Attend the Office 2016 workshop to learn about the updates and changes found in the latest version of Microsoft Office. The course covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. For class descriptions, training schedules, registration information and resources, visit the Windows 10 Training Web page and Office 2016 Training Web page.

Exchange Council Holiday Social & HQ Open House

Date/Time: December 1, 11:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Room 2E39
Contact: Denise Holley, 358-2566 and Tekla Colón, 358-2583
The Exchange Council invites you to share in some holiday cheer at the annual Holiday Social and HQ Open House. Celebrate the season with your co-workers and enjoy finger foods, desserts, and festive music. The HQ CFC team will host a Talent Show that will take place during the event.

Exchange Council Toys for Tots Drive

Deadline: December 6
Location: East and West Lobbies, Fitness Center
Contact: Debbie Randall, 358-1173
Make a child's holiday brighter by giving a new, unwrapped, unopened toy to the Toys for Tots drive. Donation boxes are now in the East and West Lobbies, Fitness Center, and Exchange Store. Other options for giving: Buy something in the store to donate (and receive a 15 percent discount on donated items) or donate money, and toys will be purchased for you.

“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.

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: http://fasd.hq.nasa.gov/govpark.html.

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.

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.

 

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G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Work) NEW

Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
G Suite (formerly known as Google Apps for Work) is a suite of cloud computing productivity and collaboration software. The NASA-approved version of G Suite enables cloud-based collaboration with your NASA colleagues and with authorized external partners. Three courses are currently offered: Communication Tools; Data Storage and Management; and Document Collaboration Tools. Bring your laptop for a hands-on experience. For class descriptions, training schedules, and registration information, visit the G Suite Training Web page.

Project for Windows NEW

Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Various Project classes are offered for Windows users. Bring your laptop for a hands-on experience. For class descriptions, training schedules, and registration information, visit the Project Training Web page.

Windows 10: IntroductionNEW

Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Learn about the new Windows 10 operating system. Bring your laptop for a hands-on experience. For class descriptions, training schedules, and registration information, visit the Windows 10 Training Web page.

Office 2016 for Windows: What’s New NEW

Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Learn about what's new in Microsoft Office 2016 for Windows. Bring your laptop for a hands-on experience. For class descriptions, training schedules, and registration information, visit the Office 2016 Training Web page.

Office 2016 for Mac: What’s New NEW

Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Learn about what's new in Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac. Bring your laptop for a hands-on experience. For class descriptions, training schedules, and registration information, visit the Office 2016 Training Web page.

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.

Jabber

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 Mac

Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Various Outlook classes are offered for both Windows and Mac 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 Mac

Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Various Word classes are offered for both Windows and Mac users. Bring your laptop for a hands-on experience. For class descriptions, training schedules, and registration information, visit the Word Training Web page.

Excel for Windows or Mac

Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Various Excel classes are offered for both Windows and Mac 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 Mac

Contact: Computer Training Center, 358-1111
Various PowerPoint classes are offered for both Windows and Mac 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 OR Lync for Mac

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 Mac.

 

 



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