The Information Technology Division has updated or created many IT policies in the past several months. You can find them in the Policy Database under the “Information Management” category. Here’s a brief rundown of these policies. NOTE: Many of these policies require log in. If you receive an error message when trying to view a policy, please log in to ServiceNow with your Services account, then view the policy. Policy on Computing Hardware, Software, and Cloud Services This new policy…

From University of Chicago News, October 3, 2022: An international group of physicists is meeting to lay out a vision for the next decades of particle physics. Fermilab’s Marcela Carena, who is a member of the committee, will participate in this study, which will help guide federal agencies, policymakers and academics as they make decisions about research, funding and planning. The study is expected to be released in 2024.

Please note that the site access policy and procedure have recently been updated. We recommend that everyone read the updated documents.  Both files can be found on the policies site https://policies.fnal.gov/ under the Safeguards and Security section. If you have questions regarding the changes please email access@fnal.gov.

Fermilab is a federal site, and while marijuana has been legalized in Illinois, it remains a controlled substance under federal law and is therefore prohibited on Fermilab property. Marijuana (and other controlled substances) prescribed for or administered to the employee by a licensed physician are also prohibited on Fermilab property. This prohibition applies to all areas of the Fermilab site, including the public areas and the Village.

From American Institute of Physics’ FYI, Dec. 20, 2016: The COMPETES law has been used to set policy for the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Department of Energy Office of Science and various STEM education programs across the federal government.