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DOMAIN STATUS UPDATES – FOR TECHY FOLKS

8/28/2022

Migrating laptops today.

 

8/27/2022

Contacted Microsoft to flush the sellersaa.com DNS Cache in order to force the autodiscover proxy into an immediate update rather than 7-10 days.

sellersaa.com Domain has been fully migrated and DNS is correctly pointing.

Test user account is able to login to email & O365 apps online and on the laptop successfully.

Test account is able to remove/add account and send email to/from a mobile phone and Laptop.

Onedrive Migration….SUCCESSFUL

Teams Migration….SUCCESSFUL

Sharepoint Migration….SUCCESSFUL

Outlook Migration….SUCCESSFUL

MS Teams calling….SUCCESSFUL

 

8/26/2022

All S&A User accounts should no longer be able to login.  This is expected.

O365 has been removed from the S&A Domain and added to GCC High

Waiting on Internet Propagation of the DNS pointer to GCC High.  Can take up to 12 hours.

 

Migration Status – (CHECK YOUR LAPTOP STATUS HERE!)

POST-MIGRATION NOTES:

  1. If you HOST Teams meetings, don’t forget to create new meetings/invites and delete your old ones.
  2. When you unlock your laptop, you must now do so by hitting CTRL + ALT + Del on your keyboard.
  3. Windows Hello (Security Pin) is intentionally disabled.  We will enable it when all users are migrated.
  4. Your Bitlocker Startup PIN (blue screen) is temporarily disabled and will self-re-enable on its own in the near future.  Your PIN is either the one you previously used or your birthday Month & Day x2.  If for example, your birthday is November 23rd, your Bitlocker PIN would be 11231123.  You can change it on your own, instructions for that, will follow in a future email.
  5. itsupport@sellersaa.com ticketing is currently DOWN.  This should get resolved within the next 48 hours.
  6. Anyone in “Not Ready” status either had a machine that requires a re-image or was offline and inaccessible by IT.  We will be reaching out to get you back up and running ASAP.
  7. If you have a mobile device with email access.  You must remove/delete your S&A account from the device and add it back.

IT Support NOT Ready
Carolyn Alston READY FOR USE
Mark Hazzard NOT Ready
Mark Lozano NOT Ready
Inga Varney READY FOR USE
Jason Lloyd READY FOR USE
Linda Piper READY FOR USE
Mignot Solomon NOT Ready
Thomas Gallagher READY FOR USE
Robert Skinner READY FOR USE
Jashua Heger READY FOR USE
Lauren Keller READY FOR USE
Joshua Weaver READY FOR USE
Shannah Coe READY FOR USE
Lisa Singleton READY FOR USE
Marrecus Johnson READY FOR USE
Delphena Pringle READY FOR USE
Ed Abel READY FOR USE
Timothy Hammond READY FOR USE
Deborah Spring NOT Ready
Ahmedur Majumder READY FOR USE
Christopher Williams READY FOR USE
Matt Wagoner READY FOR USE
John Sellers III READY FOR USE
Agememnon Logothetis READY FOR USE
William Alexander READY FOR USE
Lindsay Williams NOT Ready
Roxanne Szendre READY FOR USE
Ashley Soper READY FOR USE
Mark Fraley READY FOR USE
Michael Benney READY FOR USE
Jorge Barajas READY FOR USE
Donald Stewart NOT Ready
John Manlucu READY FOR USE
Olivia Simancek READY FOR USE
De’Avis Swan NOT Ready
Cesar Morales READY FOR USE
Daryl Baker READY FOR USE
Jeffrey Gamper READY FOR USE
Justin Taylor READY FOR USE
John Tapolcai READY FOR USE
Robert Needles READY FOR USE
Jason Lofthus READY FOR USE
Josh Ballou READY FOR USE
John Sellers NOT Ready
Randall Seavy READY FOR USE
Salvador Ramirez READY FOR USE
Michael Albanese READY FOR USE
Nick Kovacyk READY FOR USE
LaQuisha Cooks NOT Ready
Thomas Adams NOT Ready
Hope Harrell READY FOR USE
John Weidner READY FOR USE
Roger Ross NOT Ready
Walter Bernaquez READY FOR USE
Tobius Adami READY FOR USE
Dange GallagherREADY FOR USE
Marie Salvino NOT Ready
Lawrence Debeau READY FOR USE
Fotee Kontos READY FOR USE
Harry Roberson NOT Ready
Veronica McGrew READY FOR USE
Ryan Laverty READY FOR USE
Jordan Haleftiras READY FOR USE
Stephen Hackforth READY FOR USE
John Rankin READY FOR USE
Shawn Necaise NOT Ready
Richard Morris NOT Ready
Shade Odumesi READY FOR USE
Gerardo Ceballos READY FOR USE
David Hatton READY FOR USE
Laurie Nourse READY FOR USE
Danielle Thomasson READY FOR USE
Erwin Bayquen READY FOR USE
Jessica Billings READY FOR USE
William Eno READY FOR USE
Corey Browne READY FOR USE
Leslie Stegman READY FOR USE
Jacqueline Felton READY FOR USE
Adriana Escalera NOT Ready
Michelle Lozado READY FOR USE
Gregory Barrier NOT Ready
Joseph Dvorak READY FOR USE
Jesstyna Brown NOT Ready
Stephen Smith READY FOR USE
Travis Haislip READY FOR USE
Accounting Sellers READY FOR USE
Contract Sellers READY FOR USE
Corporate READY FOR USE
Sellers Scanner READY FOR USE
Time Sheets READY FOR USE

GCC High FAQ – START HERE!

GCC HIGH S&A MIGRATION
FAQ
For general S&A IT technical support: itsupport@sellersaa.com

If there is a high priority/emergency, please call:
Michael Levine 757-727-3354
levinemc@sellersaa.com
Director of IT/Cybersecurity

 

Introduction

Q. WHAT IS MICROSOFT O365 COMMERCIAL?
A. Microsoft 365 Commercial is the form of Office 365 used outside the government by most private sector organizations, built on globally replicated directory services with a global network and global support personnel. Where it’s lacking is having export controls for ITAR to ensure information doesn’t leave the U.S., and while this environment is built to FedRAMP Moderate standards and can be configured to meet NIST 800-171, it will not currently meet paragraphs e) and f) of DFARS 7012. This makes it not ideal for defense or government compliance.

Q. WHAT IS MICROSOFT O365 GCC HIGH?
A. GCC High is a copy of the DOD cloud environment for use by DOD contractors and cabinet-level
agencies as well as cleared personnel. One critical distinction: when handling classified data,
environments have a high side and a low side, the high side existing so users can handle classified data. GCC High is NOT a high side environment. It received its name because it meets FedRAMP high impact
requirements.

Microsoft O365 GCC High is built on Microsoft Azure Government within 8 dedicated government data centers that are physically located within the continental United States. Azure Government is currently certified to FedRAMP High. Each Microsoft employee working those environments is a US Citizen and background checked. This is particularly important for companies handling ITAR data. In order to meet DFARS 7012 for example, GCC High is required. GCC High acts as a data enclave of Office Commercial. It’s compliant with DFARS, ITAR, NIST-800 171, and NIST-800 53.

Q. WHY IS S&A MIGRATING TO GCC HIGH?
A. Organizations in the Defense Industrial Base (DIB), DoD contractors, and Federal agencies that need to meet specific security and compliance requirements such as the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and are moving to Microsoft O365 GCC High. CMMC is a unified standard for implementing cybersecurity across the defense industrial base (DIB), which includes over 300,000 companies in the supply chain. The CMMC is the DoD’s response to significant compromises of sensitive defense information located on contractors’ information systems.

As a result, and to satisfy the requirements of the DoD and our contracts, S&A will meet CMMC 2.0 compliance by migrating all our Information Systems users from O365 Commercial to O365 GCC High.

How to prepare for migration

Q. WHEN IS THE MIGRATION TAKING PLACE?
A. EST COB August 26th through August 28th
This process will take place over a weekend, however it will not require user intervention once it begins, so, enjoy your weekend!

Q. CAN I DROP MY LAPTOP AND POWER CORD OFF AT THE SAN DIEGO OR CHESAPEAKE OFFICE ON 8/26/22 AND PICK UP ON 8/29/22?
A. YES! That is preferred (If you live within a reasonable driving distance) of the corporate offices. If you are too far or unable to, it is ok. It will help the entire process speed up if the laptops are in front of us rather than having to remote in. Just keep your laptop plugged into power, turned on, and connected to the internet.

Q. CAN I USE MY LAPTOP OR EMAIL OVER THE MIGRATION WEEKEND?
A. NO! Email will be shut down and the S&A IT team will be remoting in and getting it migrated over the weekend to minimize any efforts on your part, so this would only cause delays on getting your laptop up and running again. Just keep your laptop plugged into power, turned on, and connected to the internet.

Q. WHAT ABOUT THE S&A EMAIL ACCOUNT ON MY MOBILE DEVICE?
A. You will lose access to it over the weekend, and you will probably get annoying messages saying your password is invalid. You can either remove the account from your device and add it back on 8/29 with your new password, or just deal with the invalid password message and replace the password on 8/29. There are no plans to remove the capability today, but that will change in the future. Information will be distributed when we are making any changes.

Q. WITH USER ACCOUNTS UNACCESSABLE OVER THE WEEKEND, HOW WILL WE STAY INFORMED?
A. The S&A IT Team expects that all users will be able to login to their laptops on the morning of 8/29/22. You will have a new password to login, which is outlined in the FAQ on the next page. We will post updates all weekend long and possibly through Monday the 29th. We will also keep a copy of this FAQ there as well. Please do not attempt to login to your laptop UNTIL there is a post saying it is ok to do so. There may be exceptions, so please read the full content before doing anything.

The updates will be found here https://sellersaa.com/migration/

You will be able to view this on any device that can browse the web.

Q. WHAT STEPS DO I NEED TO TAKE?
A. The most important step is to make sure that your laptop is plugged into power, turned on, and connected to the internet. If you don’t use your laptop every day, please power up and connect your laptop to the internet now and leave it that way when not in use. We have updates that are being pushed from now through the migration. IT may also send emails requesting that you reboot your laptop, it is important that you do this as soon as possible to avoid potential issues during the migration. If these instructions are not followed, you will not have access to email or apps on Monday the 29th.

Also, you may want to cancel or reschedule any meetings you are hosting on Monday 8/29/2022 as the calendar invites need to be recreated after you are migrated.

What to expect after migration

Q. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER OUR LAPTOP HAS BEEN MIGRATED?
A. Like many other companies in the DIB, we are going through this for the first time and there is minimal documentation. The expectation is that you log back into your laptops the morning of 8/29 and automatically get a new S&A configuration (same email address). This will include the requirement to setup a security PIN. You may notice applications uninstall and/or install to provide updated versions or removal of obsolete applications. Even though behind the scenes we built this from the ground up to mimic our previous configuration, it shouldn’t look or feel much different overall. Essentially, you will have a NEW Windows 10 user profile, so expect it to look slightly different. All of your data will still be there. If you find something is missing, please put in a ticket to itsupport@sellersaa.com and we will locate the missing data for you.

Some notable changes include:

• Microsoft Edge will be the standard Internet browser; Chrome has been removed.
• Microsoft Defender will now be the Anti-Virus/Malware software
• USB Devices have been blocked unless they are on the S&A Whitelist (more info will be provided) NOT YET IMPLEMENTED
• All laptops will now be “print ready” at any S&A office by default
• Microsoft Teams phone numbers have changed, we are going through a 3rd party provider as required
• A PIN number has been added for additional Windows login security

When you log in for the first time, you will be asked to set up your “Windows Hello” PIN number (See below), reset your sellersaa.com password, and to setup Multi-Factor Authentication using your phone number and a second email address., You MUST login to your laptop using NEW Credentials. The email address will be the same, your temporary password will be SellersXXXX! With the “XXXX” being your month and day of your birthday.

For example. If your Birthday is July 4th, your password would be Sellers0704!

To review:

Current Blue screen startup/Bit locker PIN (WILL NOT CHANGE)
Windows Hello PIN (Pin number to log into your laptop ONLY)
XXXXXXXXX@sellersaa.com password (Password for online apps such as OWA, excel, word, etc.)

ALSO, you will need to re-create ALL MS Teams meetings that you HOST, then cancel the old meetings. There is a new phone number and link that you will need to use. This will automatically be generated with the new teams meeting. This should be performed ASAP, especially if you have upcoming meetings.

Q. WHAT IS A Windows Hello PIN AND WHY DO I NEED ONE?
A. Your PIN is an 8-digit number that you create that is tied to your specific device. You will use this to login to your Windows desktop from now on. You will still need to remember your S&A Password as it will be used to access online resources. Your PIN is a form of 2-Factor Authentication and is more secure than using a password. If someone obtained your S&A password, they would not be able to login to your laptop.

Q. WHAT IS MY RESPONSIBILITY AFTER THE MIGRATION IS COMPLETE?
A.
1. Monday the 29th – Login with your new credentials and set up the security as prompted.
2. Check your email, make sure it looks correct, add your email signature back in Outlook since you are on a new profile. Verify other apps that you use are on your laptop and working. Be sure that you can access any files you utilize in Teams.
3. Re-create any Teams meetings that you HOST so you can use the new link and phone number. The old one will no longer work.
4. Report any issues to itsupport@sellersaa.com. If you are unable to access email, please call Michael Levine directly.
5. Once you have confirmed everything is ok, please submit a ticket to itsupport@sellersaa.com informing us that you have been successfully migrated. If we don’t hear from you, expect us to contact you until you respond 😊

 

Costpoint/Timesheet Access Information

All,

As we prepare for the GCC High Migration to begin tomorrow (Friday, 8/26), we recommend all employees download the Deltek CostPoint Time & Expense App on your phones prior to COB Friday. This is just a precautionary measure to make sure that you can access your timesheet on the off chance that you are not able to access it on Monday from your S&A laptop.

App Name: [Deltek] CostPoint Time & Expense App

On the App, you will be asked for a server URL, your UN, PW, and System before being able to log in.

Apple Store App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/costpoint-time-and-expense/id1458128677
Google Play Store App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.deltek.costpoint.te&hl=en_US&gl=US

Please reach out to your Supervisor or me if you have any difficulty accessing it.

Thanks!
Inga

Inga Varney
Program Management Office (PMO) Director
Facility Security Officer (FSO)
Sellers & Associates, LLC
www.sellersaa.com
Mobile: 480-286-3116
Office: 757-974-9333
varneyik@sellersaa.com
fso@sellersaa.com

S&A Awarded SEA 08, NNL, & SUPSHIP Groton Contract

S&A Awarded SEA 08, NNL, & SUPSHIP Groton Contract

09 November 2020 – S&A Awarded SEA 08, NNL, & SUPSHIP Groton Contract

Sellers & Associates, LLC (S&A) announced today an award to support the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program / Naval Reactors (SEA 08) in Washington, DC, the Naval Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in Niskayuna, NY, and the Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP) Groton in Groton, CT. S&A will provide program management, budget and financial management, engineering and technical support, training, and executive services for US Navy nuclear submarine availabilities and Ship Alterations (SHIPALTS).

S&A will provide Subject Matter Expert (SME) level support to ensure Electric Boat (EB) cost and schedule execution as planned for nuclear Alteration Work Packages (AWPs), while preserving the integration of nuclear work priorities within the entire maintenance availability. Expertise will be provided in the structure, development, and use of cost data sheets, in depth knowledge of submarine availabilities, Government oversight, work control, and authorization processes for shipbuilding, as well as in directing and leading the establishment and implementation of an oversight system tailored to submarine nuclear alteration activities. S&A will provide additional expertise in:

  • • Program Management: S&A will develop and execute the Project Management Plan (PMP) to conduct the necessary comprehensive assessment to develop recommendations to establish a repeatable contract oversight, performance management, and prioritization of submarine nuclear alterations on maintenance availabilities in private shipyards. S&A will establishment and implementation of required program management processes and methodologies such as performance measurement baselines and change control processes, along with financial management tools, cost control support, and project management tools.

  • • Budget & Financial Management: S&A will provide expertise in ensuring the development of cost data sheets and associated reporting leverages shipyard cost collection systems as best practicable while providing the required at least better than historical detail of shipyard cost and schedule performance on nuclear alterations AWPs and Ship Work Line Item Numbers (SWILNs). S&A will provide expertise in cost estimating, financial budgeting, accounting, and cost control regulations, as well as processes and execution systems.

  • • Engineering & Technical Services: S&A will provide expertise in the oversight and prioritization of the project planning and execution of nuclear alterations work, S&A will provide expertise and advice on the oversight of shipyard work to promote more effective operations, elimination of unnecessary costs, and avoidance/resolution of prioritization of work between nuclear and non-nuclear AWPs and SWLINs. S&A will provide change control management oversight and analysis of potential conflicts between nuclear and non-nuclear work in coordination with SUPSHIP Groton on progress and changes in non-nuclear AWPs and SWLINs. S&A will provide advice on impacts to nuclear work from non-nuclear performance, and ensure mandatory work is expedited and contractually accounted and certified for the Nuclear Alterations AWPs. S&A will obtain all necessary concurrences to expedite new/growth work. S&A will provide expertise in the integration of nuclear alterations within submarine maintenance availabilities, a well as SUPSHIP authorities and oversight procedures. S&A will also provide analysis and recommendations to support subsequent private yard maintenance availabilities with nuclear alterations.

  • • Training: S&A will provide on-going training and development to address identified weaknesses in program/project management disciplines to enhance organic capability.

  • • Executive Services: Plan, schedule, coordinate, and facilitate highly technical meetings with senior-level stakeholders spanning SEA 08, NNL, SUPSHIP Gorton, EB, and others to drive progress in accordance with the established goals.

Naval Nuclear Propulsion (SEA 08) has comprehensive responsibility for the safe and reliable operation of the U.S. Navy’s nuclear propulsion program. It has authority and reporting responsibilities within the US Department of the Navy (DON) – to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) – and to the US Department of Energy (DOE) – to the National Nuclear Security Administration. The program was created under Executive Order 12344 in 1982, and became a permanent federal program in 1999.

The Naval Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) comprises the U.S. Department of Energy locations and personnel responsible for developing advanced naval nuclear propulsion technology, providing technical support to ensure safety and reliability of our nation’s naval reactors, and training the Sailors who operate those reactors in the U.S. Navy’s submarines and aircraft carrier Fleets. The NNL includes the Bettis and Knolls Atomic Power Laboratories, the Kenneth A. Kesselring Site, and the Naval Reactors Facility which have proudly supported the nation since 1946. The NNL has nearly 7,000 employees working at primary locations in PA, NY, SC, and ID. The NNL also has an established presence at numerous shipyards and vendor locations around the globe. NNL is dedicated solely to the support of the U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. The NNL is operated by Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fluor Corporation.

Supervisor of Shipbuilding Groton (SUPSHIP Groton) is the liaison between the DON and Electric Boat (EB) Corporation, engaged in the design and construction of new OHIO Replacement and VIRGINIA Class nuclear powered submarines, as well as the repair and modernization of LOS ANGELES, SEAWOLF, and VIRGINIA Class nuclear submarines in the Fleet. With a workforce of approximately 3,000 personnel, SUPSHIP Groton is responsible to administer all contracts, outfit the ships, ensure compliance with technical and Quality Assurance (QA) contractual requirements, ascertain satisfactory production schedules are maintained, and ensure the final product delivered to the Fleet is ready sail and execute mission. Work on this 5-year contract will be performed primarily in Charleston, SC, Washington, DC, Groton, CT, and Niskayuna, NY.