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1-Year Window for Annual Cyber Security and Sensitive Unclassified Information Awareness Training NEW
All NASA HQ personnel are required to complete this mandatory training in SATERN by May 31, 2017. However, if you have not completed your training within a 1 year period, your information security training credentials have already expired. Check your Learning History in SATERN to determine the date of last year's training to verify your 1-year period.

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Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Status NEW

Contact: Paul Brundage, 358-0481
NEXUS and Employee Express have been shut down for online giving. As of January 4, NASA HQ had pledged $326,982.45, which is 114.7 percent of HQ’s $285,000 goal with a participation rate of 72.6 percent. Keyworkers may no longer solicit pledges; however, they may continue to collect paper pledge forms for cash, check, and payroll donations towards the 2016 campaign until January 24.

2017 Health and Fitness Challenge NEW

Dates: January 17 - April 7
Measurements: January 17 or 24, 1 - 3 p.m., Health Unit (CD70)
Register: Cheryl Robertson, 358-2600 and Tanya Johnson, 358-0138
The HQ Health and Fitness Challenge is free and open to NASA civil service employees. The 12-week program includes regular weight, blood pressure, waist-hip, and body fat measurements. It will also offer incentive activities and health education seminars coordinated by the Fitness Center and Health Unit. Initial measurements will be taken on Jan. 17 and 24, 1 - 3 p.m., in the Health Unit (CD70). To register, contact Cheryl Robertson or Tanya Johnson.

NASA Day of Remembrance Observance NEW

Date/Time: January 31, 11 a.m.
Bus Reg. Deadline: Noon, January 24
Location: Arlington National Cemetery
Contact: Denise Young, 358-0701
NASA Headquarters employees are invited to join NASA senior officials for NASA's Day of Remembrance observance at Arlington National Cemetery. NASA will pay tribute to the fallen heroes of Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia and all the members of the NASA Family who have lost their lives furthering the cause of exploration and discovery. To honor their memory, flags at Headquarters and NASA centers will be flown at half-staff. NOTE: Transportation to Arlington National Cemetery from NASA HQ is available to employees. Seating is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis by registering with Denise Young by noon Tuesday, January 24. Buses leave promptly from the West End/Credit Union entrance at 10:15 a.m. on January 31.

Women of NASA HQ – Membership Meeting NEW

Date/Time: January 24, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Room 8Q40
Contact: Kim Haney-Brown, 358-0433 or
HQ-WON@mail.nasa.gov
All members and interested HQ civil servants are invited to attend the general membership meeting of the Women of NASA (WON) Headquarters (employee resource group). This WON membership meeting presents an opportunity to get involved and network with other professionals. For details, visit the Women of NASA HQ site.

Cyber Security Webinar: Privacy of Information NEW

Date/Time: January 26, 2-3:30 p.m.
Location: Room 2R40
In Person Attendance: E-mail Phyllis Trouard, 358-1271
Remote Attendance: Register in SATERN
At NASA, everyone is a potential recipient of information that is sensitive in nature though not classified under CNSI (Classified National Security Information). Therefore, each of you plays an important part in the overall protection of this information, which ultimately impacts the overall protection of NASA's programs, missions, public trust, and individuals both public and NASA internal from harm or embarrassment. NASA Privacy Program Manager Bryan McCall will present key elements of identifying, handling and protecting sensitive information. Attendance counts as 1 CPE credit. Arrive 15 minutes early to register for in-person attendance. E-mail Phyllis Trouard to attend in person.

Inauguration Day Guidance for NASA HQ Employees

Contact: David Redman, 202-358-4577
The Office of Personnel Management has determined that Inauguration Day, January 20, 2017 is a holiday for federal employees who work in the “Inauguration Day area” (defined in law as the District of Columbia, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland, Arlington and Fairfax Counties in Virginia, and the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church). As with other holidays, the NASA Headquarters building will remain open and will be accessible to personnel with a NASA badge on January 20. The garage will be operated in a weekend/holiday mode with access via the badge reader only; no staff will be manning the booths. All access to the building from the garage will be via the west side elevators providing access to the West Lobby. The East Lobby will be closed, and the elevators servicing this lobby will not be operating. Contractors should work with their senior management and their NASA Contracting Officer to determine how this guidance applies to their specific contract. For more information, visit the Facilities and Administrative Services Division site.

“IT Talk” Newsletter – January-March 2017 Issue Now Available

Contact: Eldora Valentine
The January-March 2017 issue of the OCIO "IT Talk" newsletter is now available online. This issue’s cover feature is “The Most Important Technology Trends: Those That Evolve How We Work.” Additional articles include a reminder from the NASA Privacy Office, Augmented and Virtual Reality, What’s New in 2017: Top IT Trends, Mobile Device Management (MDM), Two-Factor Authentication, BSA Corner, and more.

Call for Space Flight Awareness Program Awards

Date: Throughout 2017
Contact: Shera McNeill, 358-0208
The Space Flight Awareness Program has issued the 2017 Annual Call for Space Flight Awareness Program Awards. SFA is a NASA Safety and Motivational Recognition Program. Nominations will be accepted throughout the year by the local SFA representative. For details, contact Shera McNeill.

Printer and MFD Refresh at NASA HQ

Date: Beginning, January 10
Contact: Tuesday Dodson, 358-1184
ACES-managed network printers and Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs) will be refreshed at NASA HQ beginning January 10; new devices will be installed in the same locations. A refresh schedule will be posted at each device. During the refresh process, each device will be unavailable for up to 2 hours. After the refresh, you will need to map your computer to the new device following the instructions provided at ACES Print/MFD Refresh Web page.

HQ Inclement Weather and Telework Procedures

Contact: Rhonda Taylor
In the event of inclement weather conditions, Headquarters civil service employees should adhere to the guidance on Telework, Closure, Early Dismissal, and Delayed Arrival. Note: Headquarters contractor employees should contact their respective program manager for guidance.

NASA’s Spinoff 2017 Publication Available Online

Contact: Dan Lockney, 358-2037
NASA has released its Spinoff 2017 publication, which takes a close look at 50 different companies that are using NASA technology – innovations developed by NASA, with NASA funding, or under a contract with the agency – in products that we all benefit from. Whether it’s the self-driving tractor that harvests food, cameras used in car-crash safety tests, or tools making brain surgery safer, NASA technology plays a significant role in our daily lives. Spinoff 2017 is available in several digital formats.

Yoga Classes

Date/Time: Tuesdays, January 10 - February 28, 3 p.m.
Location: Multipurpose Room (CG40B)
Contact: Fitness Center, 358-0138
Fees for the next session are: $92 for the entire session of eight classes. Drop-ins are permitted at $15 per class. Civil service and contractor employees are invited to register for these classes. Registration checks or money orders are payable to Sara Curtin, and can be submitted to the Fitness Center.

FY 2016 Cybersecurity and Sensitive Unclassified Information Awareness Training

Date/Time: May 31, 2017
Contact: Karim Said, 358-0985
All NASA HQ personnel are required to complete the FY 2017 Cybersecurity and Sensitive Unclassified Information Awareness Training (#ITS-017-001) in SATERN. This course is mandatory for NASA employees, civil servants, and contractors. 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 resources. Reactivation of access could take several days. For more information, visit the Cybersecurity and Sensitive Unclassified Information Awareness Training Web page.

HQ Diversity and Inclusion Plan

Contact: Renee Pullen, 358-4596
The NASA Headquarters Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Agents #INCLUDE_ME are pleased to introduce the NASA 2016 Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Implementation Plan. This agency plan provides the overarching framework for the Headquarters Diversity and Inclusion Plan, which the HQ Inclusion Agents are creating to promote an understanding of true inclusion and open communication by giving a voice to HQ employees. For details, contact Renee Pullen, HQ D&I Inclusion Agent Marketing and Communications Working Group.

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.

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.

 

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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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