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.
Date: Beginning: July 29, 2014
Contact: Dennis Groth, 358-2252
All ACES Windows computers running Microsoft Office 2010 will be upgraded to Office 2013. The installation will occur in a phased approach beginning July 29 using Client Automation Enterprise (CAE) during the standard Tuesday night patching window. An e-mail will be sent 1 week prior to deployment, and a reminder message will be issued 1 day before the installation. For details on how to prepare for this upgrade and what to expect, see the Office 2013 Upgrade Web page. Quick Reference Guides (QRGs) are available now to help you get familiar with the new features of Office 2013. Also, plan to attend a 1-hour demo on "What's New in Office 2013".
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.
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.
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.
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.
Date/Time: July 30, 8:30 am. – 4 p.m.
Location: Room CV31
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.
Date/Time: August 6, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Room CV31
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.
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
Date/Time: July 23, 10 a.m. - Noon
Location: HQ auditorium
Contact: Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management Division, 358-1098
All HQ employees are invited to attend the HQ Diversity and Inclusion Program. The program will feature keynote speaker LeVar Burton, actor, educator, and entrepreneur. HQ employees are invited to showcase diversity at NASA HQ by displaying their personal cultural artifacts or memorabilia in the West Lobby from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. If interested, contact the EODM Division on 358-1098 by July 11. Also, if you require a reasonable accommodation for the program, contact the EODM Division by July 18.
Date/Time: July 21, 1-5 p.m.
Location: Room 8Q40
Register: Nancy Baugher, 358-1061
This 4-hour class is for NASA leaders who are assigned responsibilities in program/project management or line management at the branch head level or above.
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.
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.
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.
Date/Time: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (walk-in service)
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.
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.
Date/Time: July 29, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: MIC 6
Contact: Kay Gilley, 358-0632
This 1-day course is for students who have had appropriations training within the last 3 years. It provides a refresher and update on key appropriations law principles and uses recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) case decisions to revisit major topics in appropriations law. Register in SATERN or contact Jenny Dang, 358-2055.
Date/Time: July 21 – 25, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Contact: Sheila Jackson, 358-0956
Appointments are limited to employees who are retiring within the year and have not had a previous session. Please request a retirement estimate no later than COB June 20. Appointments will be scheduled July 21-25, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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.
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
Office Web site.