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New Publication Requirements, System Launching This Month

As required by a 2015 White House initiative, all publications resulting from federally funded work must be made available to the public. To improve compliance, the Lab is deploying a new publications system. Lab authors will begin receiving email from this system asking them to claim their publications. Go here for more information and details on April 24 and May 1 training opportunities.

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Training Opportunities in Excel, Smartsheet and More

The IT Division is offering a series of training opportunities over the next few months on introductory, intermediate and advanced Excel features, as well as Excel for Science. Other classes include “Project Management With Smartsheet,” “PowerPoint Psychology,” and various “Intro to Google” applications. Go here for more information and to register.

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Lab, Google Host Multi-Vendor Interoperability Demo of FAUCET SDN Software

In a real-time demonstration co-sponsored by ESnet, seven vendors of network equipment successfully tested the interoperability of FAUCET, an open-source SDN (software-defined networking) controller. The March 30 event was also sponsored by Google and LBLnet (Berkeley Lab’s internal network). Simeon Miteff, an LBLnet network manager in IT, was the event’s lead organizer. More>

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Managing Research Software Projects Course Offered Jan. 18

The IT Division is offering a one-day class run remotely by Greg Wilson on Jan. 18 in Bldg. 54-130 from 1 to 4 p.m. The course will introduce participants to the basics of software project management with a particular focus on the sorts of projects commonly found in research settings. Go here for more information and to register.

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Staff Invited to Participate in Simulated Phishing Training

Lab Cyber Security is performing simulated phishing training to help users recognize and report phishing emails. Participants receive occasional simulated phishing emails to become familiar with attack tactics. Participants are reporting the training is informative and useful. All staff and affiliates are encouraged to participate in this training. Go here to sign up.

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Google Groups and Google Drive Classes Offered Dec. 21 and 22

The IT Division has seats available a for new Intro to Google Drive class (Dec. 21), and the Intro to Google Groups class (Dec. 22), both from 2 to 3 p.m. in Bldg. 50B-4205. The class will be taught by Felicia Hsieh of the IT Division. Go here for course description and to register.

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Intro to Google Groups Class Offered Nov. 9

IT is offering a series of classes on Intro to Google Groups beginning on Nov. 9, from 1 to 2 p.m. in Building 50B-4205. The class will review the benefits of Google Groups, which include file sharing, meeting invitations, and networking. Go here for more information and to register.

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Staff Invited to Participate in Simulated Phishing Training

The Lab’s Cyber Security team is hosting a simulated phishing training program to help users recognize and report phishing emails. With a better understanding of these kinds of attacks, users can protect both themselves and the Lab. Participants will receive occasional simulated phishing emails to help them learn more about how to detect these kinds of attacks. Go here to sign up (see “Opting In” section).

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Mailing Lists Outage: RESCHEDULED TO NOV. 3

The Lab’s main mailing list service (lists.lbl.gov, sympa) will be offline due to a scheduled upgrade from 5 to 8 p.m. No mailing list services will be available during the outage and no mail to or from mailing lists will be delivered. For more information, visit the IT Website.

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IT’s Toledano Makes CNET’s ‘Most Influential Latinos in Tech’ List

In celebration of this year’s National Hispanic Heritage Month, CNET en Español has selected 20 Latinos who are making their mark in this competitive industry. The list — which includes Soledad Antelada Toledano, a cyber engineer in the Lab’s IT Division —celebrates a group of men and women leading teams in high-profile companies in and beyond Silicon Valley. More>

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