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Over the past year, Fermilab has refined the way it shares information over the web. Most of our web-based information is no longer accessible to the general public. Information that must be publicly available can only be shared from the specially built Public Zone, a completely separate web infrastructure where public versions of DocDB, SharePoint and the Fermilab web exist. An example of a website in the Public Zone is the Technical Publications website.  For further information about the Public…

Message from the Director of Security and Emergency Management Division Dear Colleagues, Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 31, the process for event visitors to obtain onsite access approval will be streamlined, making it easier for these individuals to attend events on site. An event visitor is a type of business visitor who is attending a conference, meeting, school, workshop or other event. Currently, event visitors must register in Indico, if applicable, then submit an Onsite Access Request Form as a Business Visitor…

To comply with government records retention requirements, as of Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 9 a.m. CST, Signal and WhatsApp have been blocked on all government-owned equipment and networks. It was also necessary to remove WhatsApp/Signal apps and network traffic from government-owned machines and networks. In consequence, WhatsApp and Signal should be removed or uninstalled from all government-owned devices (GFEs). For personally owned devices on the Guest network, the workaround for non-Fermilab business use is to use a non-government network like…

The Core Computing Division has extended the length of time within which an individual must validate their email address when they register their device on the Fermilab Guest network. The individual now has eight hours to perform this validation rather than four. Once an individual validates their email address, access to the Guest network is authorized for one week. Failure to confirm the registration request will result in Guest network access being disabled after eight hours and will require repeating…

Due to the recent issue with incoming phone calls not working onsite, AT&T and the lab will be conducting testing on Friday, Aug. 5 between 1 and 2 p.m. During this time, there may be brief periods during which any active calls from offsite to onsite phones will be disconnected.  If there is an emergency during this time, call x3131 from an onsite office phone; if calling from outside the lab or on a personal cell, dial 630-840-3131. If you need to…

UPDATE 8/1/22  4:28 p.m. Central Time: Incoming calls are working once again. We are continuing to monitor the situation. Please report any issues to the Service Desk. UPDATE 8/1/22  3:34 p.m. Central Time: AT&T is still working on the issue. We have no updates at this time. UPDATE 8/1/22  2:34 p.m. Central Time: AT&T is still working on the issue. We have no updates at this time. UPDATE 8/1/22  1:35 p.m. Central Time: AT&T is still working on the issue….

The scheduled server migration and downtime is now complete. If you have any issues accessing FermiDash, please contact the Service Desk. https://servicedesk.fnal.gov servicedesk@fnal.gov (630) 840-2345   ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT: ———————————————————————————————- WHAT ARE WE DOING? Since the current FermiDash server’s operating system is approaching its end-of-life, Computing will be migrating the FermiDash application to new servers that have the latest server operating systems installed. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? From 3 p.m. Central Time on Friday, July 29 to 3 p.m. Central Time…

You can use the enhanced reporting tool to copy an existing individual Training Needs Asssessment (ITNA) and apply it to one or more people. The copy process includes filtering by institution or affiliation, making it easy to apply ITNAs to large groups of people at one time. Instructions are in this KB article. The enhanced reporting tool also provides advanced training reports for supervisors and staff, so you can easily view training status and history, and perform and view ITNAs.

Need a poster printed? Before any posters can be printed, they must be approved in the Technical Publications system. Please upload your poster at https://ccd.fnal.gov/cgi-bin/getnumber.pl Once the poster has been approved, you can submit a Service Desk ticket to have it printed: https://fermi.servicenowservices.com/wp?id=evg-service-item&sys_id=349bd495db85d30096f5ff621f9619d3 (Click “Request Service” button on the right.) Please do this as soon as possible to allow enough time to have your poster printed.