Token Replacement Project
ITCD is conducting a token replacement initiative to replace expiring tokens at NASA HQ. Users must have these tokens replaced in order to retain access to token-required applications and services. Users who have an expiring token will receive an IT Notice with instructions to bring their current token, 8-digit PIN, and NASA badge or photo ID to the Token Replacement room to receive their new token. The process to exchange a token will take less than 15 minutes.
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IT POC Folder Migration to SharePoint
The content in the IT POC folder located on the W: drive is being reviewed and valid material will be migrted to the IT POC SharePoint site by the end of January.
ACES-managed network printers and Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs) are being refreshed at NASA HQ (see schedules). New devices will be installed in the same locations. A sign will be posted at each device indicating the date of the refresh.
During the refresh process, each device will be unavailable for up to 2 hours. After the refresh, users will need to map their computer to the new device. For more information, visit the ACES Print/MFD Refresh project Web page.
Scientific and Technical Information (STI)
ITCD is conducting an awareness campaign to make HQ users more aware of the STI program and the importance of helping NASA avoid duplication of research. Online and instructor-led training is available and is highly recommended for those who publish/approve STI. Recommended audience: STI Approvers, Originators, NASA Authors, and personnel in the Office of the Chief Scientist, Office of the Chief Technologist, Office of the Chief Engineer.
Windows 10 Upgrade
ACES Windows computers (new, refreshed, and early tech refreshes) are being deployed with Windows 10, Office 2016, and BitLocker as NASA moves toward Windows 10 as the standard.
BitLocker replaces Symantec Encryption Desktop (SED) as the Windows Data at Rest (DAR) solution and will be used to encrypt all Windows 10 desktop and laptop computers.
Users who have a requirement to retain Windows 7 may be eligible for an waiver. Users may prepare now for Windows 10 and Office 2016 by taking advantage of HQ training workshops, as well as various types of ACES documentation. The Agency-wide transition to Windows 10, Office 2016, and BitLocker for all remaining Windows users is now scheduled to begin in the Fall of 2017.
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FY 2016 Cybersecurity and Sensitive Unclassified Information Awareness Training
Deadline: May 31, 2017
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. Contact: Karim Said, 358-0985.
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RSA SecurID Token Phase-Out Effort
Collection Times: Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Room 4G76
As part of a strategic objective to enhance PIV smartcard usage, the ITCD is continuing the effort to reduce the number of RSA SecurID Tokens 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. Future efforts will focus on how smartcard replaces the need for tokens and how smartcard options are being enabled for the exception categories to support the elimination of tokens. All users are encouraged to turn in tokens that are no longer utilized. Contact Jeff Anderson, 358-1348.
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