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OMB Adopts Standardize Configurations for Windows XP, Vista
"After June 30, the White House Office of Management and Budget wants agencies to use the common settings on all the new PCs they buy and make sure that the applications they’re purchasing have been certified to work under the settings. The standards, created by National Institute of Standards and Technology, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Defense Information Systems Agency, the National Security Agency and Microsoft Corp, are designed to secure systems running Vista and Windows XP against security threats and vulnerabilities."

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