Announcements and notices

Campus Access has received a limited supply of prox cards (chipped) for Fermilab ID badges. If you were issued a non-prox card ID badge, during the last few months, you will receive an email about replacing your Fermilab ID badge with a badge that has a chip. Please be patient as we diligently work to replace the non-prox cards over the next few weeks. If you have any questions, please email campusaccess@fnal.gov.

Dear Mac users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be enabling security updates for Mac computers running macOS Big Sur v11. For additional information about macOS updates, please see https://fermi.servicenowservices.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0011722 WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Thursday, June 16 WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Alerts announcing the availability of the security updates for manual installation will appear on your screen. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? Proceed with the installation when the alert appears on your screen. If an alert does…

UPDATE: 2:00 p.m.: The Fermilab Jobs website off-site availability has been restored.   ORIGINAL POST: The Fermilab Jobs website is currently not available for individuals who are not on the lab network. We are investigating this issue.

It is with great sadness that I report the unexpected and untimely passing of Joe Klemencic, Fermilab’s deputy chief information security officer. Joe joined Fermilab in 2001 as the first full-time cyber security analyst to be hired by the lab. He first worked in the Business Services Section, running the small group that secured all the financial applications. He later moved to the Computing Division, where he established and ran the cyber security team that provides protection for the entire…

Sign up for the upcoming Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Practicum and learn how to formulate commercial hypotheses and test them in the real world – with actual industry users, engineers, scientists and funders. Classes begin Thursday, June 23, and run through August 18. This year’s practicum will be led by Todd Morrill, a National Instructor for the NSF I-Corps and the Faculty Director at the Bay Area I-Corps Node. Todd has taught the long-form I-Corps LeanLaunch/BMC syllabus more to more than…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? On Wednesday, June 15, the Scientific Computing Division will be performing kernel updates and reboots of the systems listed at the bottom of this message. In most cases, each system will be down for only a few minutes, unless there are unexpected issues. Please note, the dCache storage managers will be performing maintenance on this day as well. This may impact services on various systems mounting ‘pnfs’ mounts (including systems not listed below) and may require additional reboots…

Join your Fermilab colleagues at the Chicago Pride parade on Saturday, June 26! This will be the first time the lab as participated and all employees and users are invited to march. Please register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3CRN9LB. Questions? Contact Jean Reising at joan@fnal.gov. You can view a brief slideshow of the Aurora parade here.

After 53 years, Keith Coiley is retiring. Keith started his career at the lab on his 17th birthday in June 1969. To bookend it, he will retire in his birthday month as well. As Coiley says, he basically grew up at Fermilab—and he has innumerable stories. On his first day, Fermilab was “out in the country.” The only place around was Warrenville Bowl on Route 59, the pre-Users-Center hangout for lab employees. The Village was the hub of the lab,…

Fermilab Director Lia Merminga held a special Director’s colloquium on Wednesday, where she presented the annual lab plan, including the lab’s top priorities for the coming year. Thank you to the 1,200 attendees who joined virtually! If you were unable to attend, the recording (Services login required) is now available for viewing. Several employees submitted questions prior to the colloquium, and members of the Fermilab leadership team have answered them in writing. Please find the questions and answers here (Services login required)….