Date/Time: October 26, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Exhibit Location: Room 2E39
Information Briefings: Room 2P40
Contacts: Mary Shouse, 358-0625
ITCD is hosting an awareness event to help familiarize HQ personnel with IT and communication services available at NASA Headquarters. Featured services include training, telework/remote access, data backup, printing, NEW multifunction devices, multimedia, design, records management, emerging technologies, collaboration tools, Web site modernization, network services, four cert PIV smartcard, eForms, IT-related CFC charities, and more. Participate in an IT scavenger hunt - learn a few fun facts about technology at NASA HQ and win a prize. Informational briefings will be held in Room 2P40 from 9:30 a.m. . – 4 p.m. on topics such as on the Internet of Things, Analytics, IT Business Services Assessment (BSA), and more. For details, visit the 2016 IT Services Day Web page.
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.
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.
Contact: Felicia Toney, 358-1098
The Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Council, in conjunction with the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management Division (EODM), has announced its inaugural call for Inclusion Agents, who will have a key role in developing the Headquarters Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan for 2017-2020. This plan is the roadmap for driving change and shaping the future of Headquarters culture as it relates to diversity and inclusion. NASA HQ civil service employees can be nominated by management or can self-nominate. To request nomination forms, contact Felicia Toney.
Training Schedule: See Ethics Training Web page
Deadline: October 31, 2016
Location: Room 7H41
Contact: Donna Nelson, 358-0550 or Ethics Team
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 should be completed by October 31, 2016. This requirement may also be satisfied through NASA's online course "Ethics Training for NASA Employees 2016" located in SATERN, although attendance at live training is encouraged. For a complete schedule of ethics training sessions, visit the Ethics Training Web page.
Contact: Nadine Andreassen, 358-0087
Following the first volume of Walking to Olympus: An EVA Chronology, which recounted the period from the first spacewalks in 1965 to the end of the Shuttle-Mir program in 1997, this second volume of Walking to Olympus: an EVA Chronology, 1997-2011; Vol. 2 by Julie B. Ta and Robert C. Treviño (NASA SP- 2016-4550) spans the period from 1997 to the end of the Space Shuttle Program in 2011. It includes not only spacewalks performed by American and European astronauts and the Russian/Soviet cosmonauts, but also those of the newest members of the EVA community, the Taikonauts of the People’s Republic of China. Printed copies are available to all NASA employees for free at the NASA HQ History Office in Room CP72. Or you may download the e-Book for free at: http://www.nasa.gov/connect/ebooks/history_ebooks_archive_1.html (NASA only).
Contact: Fred Johnson, 358-1581
Reminder: NASA employees are eligible to be nominated for prestigious awards granted by external organizations for outstanding contributions to science, technology, engineering, aerospace, aviation and the environment. The NASA Agency Awards Calendar provides award descriptions, deadlines, a web link to the respective award site and more. For more information, contact the sponsoring organization's award point of contact listed on the NASA Agency Awards Calendar.
Dates: View training schedule online
Contact: Computer Training Center (CTC) Team, 358-1111
The Information Technology and Communications Division (ITCD) is rolling out a newly redesigned computer training program to include new workshops beginning in July. Between July and September, look for NEW classes in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Skype for Business, Lync, Project and Visio. In addition to hands-on workshops, the CTC offers various types of learning options including Virtual Classrooms and Traveling Training. For details, including registration information, class schedules and other services, visit the CTC Web site.
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.
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.
Appointments: Monday - Friday every week
Walk-Ins: Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Room 4C35
Contact: Abby Locke, 358-0576
All NASA HQ civil servants are encouraged to take advantage of one-on-one career counseling sessions. Sign up today for an appointment with Abby Locke and get assistance with your career management needs including, but not limited to, Individual Development Plans (IDPs), federal resume development, USAJOBS application submission, SES application packages, interview preparations and more. Walk-in hours are also available every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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.
Collection Dates/Times: Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Room 4G76
Contact: Jeff Anderson, 358-1348
As part of a strategic objective to enhance PIV smartcard usage, the Information Technology and Communications Division (ITCD) is continuing the effort to reduce the number of RSA SecurID Tokens at NASA HQ in phases. The ultimate goal is to resolve all exceptions (i.e., the technical need to use a token) and eliminate tokens altogether. This will provide cost savings to HQ, ensure compliancy with federal mandates for improved security, and allow users to take advantage of advanced technologies available. All HQ personnel are encouraged to turn in tokens that are no longer utilized. Visit the HQ Token Phase-Out Project Web page for details.