December 20, 2002 [Number 225]
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Transatlantic Demonstration of CIT Technology Signals Huge Leap in Scientific Collaboration
Scientists at NCI, along with their counterparts in Dublin and Belfast, seamlessly transmitted medical data and images simultaneously between these centers in November.
New Online Computer Security Awareness Course
All users of NIH computer resources must complete a mandatory the course on IT before March 30, 2003. This is a good way to learn how to make systemsincluding portable devicesless vulnerable to Internet hacker attacks.
NIH PortalA Single Web Site for Accessing NIH Information
The NIH Portal is a powerful Web tool that enables staffers to accessfrom one Web pagethe applications and information critical to their work, and to filter out information bombarding them every day. Next year, enterprise authentication on the Portal will make the job even easier.
Enterprise Authentication Is Coming to NIH Early Next Year
Anyone using NIH-wide applications (e.g., ITAS, NBS Travel) will soon be able to safely and securely log in just once and then access other NIH-wide applications without logging in againthanks to enterprise authentication coming in January.
What Does nVision Mean for the NIH Business Community?
A new way to use financial data from the NIH Data WarehousenVisionwill be launched next spring with the introduction of the first releases based on the NBS Budget/Finance and Travel business areas. Eventually, anyone using NBS business areas will be better able to manage financial information with nVision.
NBRSSNews from NBS and EHRP
NBS and EHRP users can learn what is new and what will be coming in the new year.
ColdFusion Provides Easy Web Access to Your Data
Anyone wanting Web hosting for an applicationwithout acquiring server hardware, software system, or monitoring the security of the Web servershould use CITís ColdFusion hosting service.
EOS UsersTelnet Access to eos.nih.gov Will Be Stopped Early in 2003
To enhance security, CIT will stop telnet access to EOS and allow only SSH (version 2) access.
WS_FTP Pro Version 7 (Configured for NIH) Is Available
NIH staff, onsite contractors, and OS/390 system users (with Windows 95/98/NT/2000) can now download the latest client version of WS_FTP Pro (7.6) from CITís iSDP Web pagefree of charge.
"Ask TASC"Frequently Asked Questions about the NIH EHRP
If you use EHRP, these answers to commonly asked questions about online help, access, and passwords may help you.
NIH Computer CenterHoliday Service Schedules
TASC will be open fewer hours and the NIH Computer Center will have unattended service on four days for the ALW, EOS, Helix, Titan and South Systems.
Attention South UsersItís Time to Move to Titan
The last stage of the implementation of a standard OS/390 system, Titan, is now underway. The majority of South system applications will be moved to Titan by the end of 2003.
The ADB Is the First South System to Move to Titan
The ADBalong with the OS/390 interactive IMS servicemoved to Titan from the South system on December 8, 2002.
Annual Audit in 2002 Confirms Security of Titan, South, and EOS
Independent auditors completed the 2002 audit, and submitted a final report to DHHS certifying Titan, South, and EOS systems are operated at DHHS Security Level 3.
Successful Disaster Recovery Test Held in November
Critical application owners can verify their recovery procedures during the next test on July 22, 2003.
CIT Knowledge Base Has All the "RightAnswers"
The Knowledge Base now provides users with access to an immense database of problems and solutions for commercial off-the-shelf softwareincluding Microsoft Office, Oracle Database Software, and Lotus Notes.
CIT Computer TrainingNew Term Begins January 20
The CIT Computer Training Program set records for classes in 2002, and plans many new courses for the new term that begins January 20, 2003.
Dates to Remember
The NIH Web page is one of the most frequently visited federal government Web sites.
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The server has been up 100% for 894 * consecutive days (as of December 20, 2002).
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Interface contains information concerning services and facilities provided
by the Center for Information Technology to NIH and other government agencies.
Changes in CIT policies and standards of service, as well as significant changes made to hardware and software on various platforms at the NIH Data Center, are announced in this publication.
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