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OMB: Vista is an opportunity to set desktop standards
The Office of Management and Budget’s decision to require agencies to move to a standard desktop configuration for Microsoft Windows is as much about timing as it is about evolution.

With Microsoft’s recent release of Vista, its new operating system, and the Air Force and Army implementing a baseline configuration for Windows XP, OMB officials are hoping the government will take a significant step toward improving governmentwide cybersecurity. Some experts have called it the biggest opportunity ever for improving cybersecurity in the government.

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