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Smartcard-Only Login at NASA HQ

To comply with Federal mandates and to improve security, 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 are being migrated first; Macintosh computers will be migrated in FY 2015. Contact: Marion Meissner, 358-0585
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HQ Blog IT: ITCD ON THE ROAD New Item

Contact: Mary Shouse, 358-0625
Check out the latest post to HQ Blog IT - “ITCD on the Road: Customer Relationship Management Meetings.” HQ Blog IT was launched to increase the understanding and awareness of ITCD’s mission. It provides information to the HQ community about ITCDs strategic direction, customer service improvement efforts, ITCD products and services, and emerging issues. Follow HQ Blog IT and participate in the dialog of the IT world at HQ. To subscribe to alerts, send an email to HQ-Blog-IT-Admin@mail.nasa.gov with "Subscribe" in the subject line.

NASA’S Mission to Pluto New Item

Date/Time: August 25, 1-3 p.m.
Location: HQ Auditorium
Contact: Dwayne Brown, 358-1726
HQ employees and their families and friends are invited to attend a two-part science event to learn about NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto and the spacecraft’s connection to the historic Voyager spacecraft visit to Neptune in 1989 and beyond. New Horizons will conduct the first close flyby of Pluto in July 2015. Part 1 (1-2 p.m.) will feature: Dr. Jim Green, Director of NASA’s Planetary Division; Dr. Ed Stone, Voyager Project Scientist; and Dr. Alan Stern, New Horizons Principal Investigator. Part 2 (2-3 p.m.) will feature several New Horizons science team members giving accounts of their work during the Voyager Neptune encounter and their new assignments on the Pluto mission.

OCIO Let’s Talk Series: Social Media New Item

Date/Time: August 27, 12 noon
Location: HQ Auditorium
Contact: John Bosco, 358-1352
Join Presidential Management Council Fellow Beth Hochberg for a presentation on social media. She will provide an overview and discuss her experience in the Federal agency use of social media and technology platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, and LinkedIn. Hochberg is detailed to NASA’s Office of the Chief Information Officer from the General Services Administration’s Office of General Counsel. For Lync and dial-in information, contact John Bosco.

Feds Feed Families Campaign - Raffle

Date: August 4-26
Winners Selected: August 27
Donation Drop Off: Tiffany Schuffert, 4X59; Mary Dunn, 4H28; Sheila Jackson, 4D42
Contact: Tiffany Schuffert, 358-4513; Mary Dunn, 358-2789
Feds Feed Families is holding a raffle for the following items: "Coffee with Administrator Charlie Bolden," gift baskets, and gift cards. Tickets are available for the suggested donations of: 2 cans or boxes of food for 1 ticket or 5 cans or boxes of food for 6 tickets. Winners will be selected Wednesday, August 27. To receive raffle tickets, bring your donations to Tiffany Schuffert in Room 4X59, Mary Dunn in 4H28 or Sheila Jackson in 4D42.

NASA HQ Mammovan

Date/Time: September 23, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Location: 300 E St., S.W.
Contact: Christopher Warren, 358-1751
If you are over the age of 40, a NASA federal employee, and have not had a mammogram in the past 12 months, please call Tonisha (909-978-3950) or Cinthia (909-978-3538) to schedule your mammogram appointment.

Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL)

Date/Time: August 27, 12 noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Room 1Q39
Registration: Claudia Silver, 358-0936
The Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management Division is sponsoring an ASL brown bag workshop. Led by a NASA employee Larisa Aranbayeva, this course will challenge you to learn a new language and develop an awareness of the community and culture of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. Pre-registration is mandatory.

Skin Cancer Seminar

Date/Time: August 27, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Conference Room 1O35
Register: Chinita Jones, 358-2600
Join Dr. McKinley-Grant for a lunch and learn session on skin cancer and prevention.

Skin Cancer Screening

Date/Time: August 27, 8:45 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Health Unit
Register: Chinita Jones, 358-2600
All HQ Federal employees are encouraged to participate in a free skin cancer screening provided by Dr. McKinley-Grant.

"What's New in Office 2013" Demos

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.

“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.

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.

 


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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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