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What We Support

Desktop Support (Help Desk)

Administrative Applications

  • Deltek Costpoint
  • Deltek Time & Expense
  • Cognos 10
  • Maximo
  • Cyber Train (Employee Training)
  • Halogen e-Appraisal
  • Occupational Health Manager (OHM)

Central Services

What We Charge

Effective October 1, 2010, Information Systems (IS) is no longer required to charge for work or consultation on computer systems and accounts.

Support issues should be submitted to the Information Systems Help Desk at 4-8348 or is@ameslab.gov.  IS staff will continue to ask you to provide your name, employee number, and a general description of the problem.

Contact DMSE

We hope that the information delivered by the DMSE Home Page and its search capability helps you find what you need. But if it doesn't, please refer to the information below.


For website inquiries

  • Contact web@dmse.ameslab.gov. If you have a question about a specific Web page, please mention the URL in your e-mail. Inquiries with the appropriate references and specific detail help us to respond promptly or to refer you to an appropriate contact.

Green Pages: Environmental Information Resources on the Net


Internet Environmental Sites of Interest to:

Popular Mechanics writer Maggie Koerth-Baker provides a great explanation of the most common rare earth elements and what they're used for. Her story quotes Ames Laboratory senior metallurgist Karl Gschneidner, noted rare earth metal expert.