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OMB to restrict user changes to computer desktop configuration
"Federal employees used to tweaking their computersí operating systems and officials responsible for information technology contracts will face changes under the Office of Management and Budgetís requirement that agencies adopt a standard desktop configuration for Microsoft Windows.

The mandate means OMB will block users across government from having administrative access to their desktops, senior IT officials said at an April 11 panel discussion. The policy will also require that IT contracts, starting almost immediately, include language assuring that vendorsí products work with the standard configuration, officials said."

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