NAMS 7 Upgrade
A significantly enhanced version of the NASA Access Management System (NAMS) has been released and can be accessed at https://nams.nasa.gov. NAMS 7 features an enhanced user interface with a new look and feel including navigation and alerts. The new user-based landing page provides an overview of provisioned and in-process requests, as well as a starting point for new requests. Visit the NAMS 7 Upgrade project web page for learning videos, how-to documents, and FAQs – including details about entering NAMS requests, sponsoring requests and more.
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IT Services Day – October 21, 2014
ITCD hosted an awareness event to help familiarize HQ personnel with IT and communication services available at NASA Headquarters. Featured services included training, application development, remote access, data backup, printing, multifunction devices, multimedia, design, records management, and more. Copies of the presentations for the informational briefings by representatives from Apple, Microsoft, Verizon, IT Labs, and the HQ IT Security team are now available.
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Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October 2014 marks the 11th Annnual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The NASA Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is encouraging all NASA personnel to “Stop. Think. Connect.” – remember cybersecurity best practices to protect and safeguard NASA’s information and assets. Encourage members of your organization to visit the HQ Cybersecurity Awareness Web page for details and resources.
Microsoft Office 2013 for Windows Upgrade
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. Quick Reference Guides (QRGs) are available now to help users familiarize themselves with the new features of Office 2013. Also, users are encouraged to attend a 1-hour "What's New in Office 2013" demo. For details on how to prepare for this upgrade and what to expect, see the Office 2013 Upgrade Web page.
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