Personnel News: January 2009 Archives

NASA Security Operations Center (SOC) General Security Bulletin Breach & Information Theft

"Summary: User information from USAJobs was compromised when their technology provider, Monster, was accessed without authorization.

Details: Monster, the technology provider for, was the target of an illegal attempt to access and extract information from their database. When the database was accessed, user contact and account data were taken."

Reader note: "Apparently, NASA can not even accomplish such simple tasks as having an employee's current leave accounted for in it's time keeping and leave system (WebTADS) at the beginning of the leave year. It's not rocket science, is it? What company of this size has such practices and what is the NASA CIO's position in regard to such lack of functionality and currentness of this system?"

From Web TADS: "WebTADS leave balances are due to be loaded into the system by February 2, 2009."

Roselee Roberts Joins ESMD

Sent: Mon Jan 12 07:57:17 2009
Subject: [exploration] Welcome Roselee Roberts

Good Morning, Please welcome Roselee Roberts to ESMD. Roselee starts today and will be Special Assistant to the ESMD Associate Administrator. Roselee comes to ESMD from the Deputy Administrator's Office where she was Special Assistant to the Deputy Administrator and headed an Action Team for the Deputy. She has extensive Hill and industry experience and will be a great asset to the Directorate.

Welcome Roselee!

Regards, Rebecca

Rebecca L. Spyke Keiser, Ph.D. Chief of Staff
Exploration Systems Mission Directorate

Editor's note: Some issues are being worked between DOJ and the White House as to whether Chris Scolese can serve as Acting Administrator when Mike Griffin departs until the Obama Administration's candidate is confirmed by the Senate.

Contrary to some rumors going around, Shana Dale will most certainly not be Acting Administrator. Friday is her last day at NASA.

It is important to note that this is a personnel issue being managed by the current Bush Administration - not the Obama Transition Team since it deals with personnel events before 20 January.

Ruben Van Mitchell, Jr.

Editor's note: This is from Dorinda White via a friend of Ruben's: "It is with great sadness that I must inform you of the passing of a wonderful loved one, friend and colleague, Ruben Van Mitchell, Jr. Ruben died peacefully in the early hours of December 31, 2008 after a long illness and complications following surgery. A memorial service will be held to celebrate his life on Saturday, January 10, 2008 at 1 pm at the Maranatha Gospel Hall, 4910 13th St. NW Washington, DC 20011. Please feel free to contact Dorinda White, his longtime companion at 202.491.3033. Correspondence can be sent to The Mitchell Family, c/o Dorinda White, 13809 Piscataway Drive, Fort Washington, MD 20744. Please join us as we celebrate the life of this wonderful man."



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