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Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC)
 
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has mandated adoption of the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) for Windows computers at all agencies.  FDCC requires changes in system settings, and removes administrative rights. You will still be able to change network settings and many other preferences, but you will no longer be able to install software. Your computer will be safer from hackers, viruses, and spyware as a result.
 
NASA has negotiated with OMB to customize FDCC settings to meet computing requirements at all NASA centers. A cross section of users in many organizations at NASA HQ are currently testing FDCC, to find and fix problems in advance.  Engineers are testing above core applications to expose any compatibility problems.
 
FDCC standardizes operating system and browser settings in order to improve security and requires the installation of Internet Explorer 7.0 (IE7). In preparation for the deployment of FDCC, Internet Explorer (IE7) will be installed on all HQ computers by July 31. IE7 adds features such as tabbed browsing, and changes the appearance of some Web hyperlinks in e-mail messages, documents, and applications.


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Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memos

OMB M-07-11
March 22, 2007
Implementation of Commonly Accepted Security Configurations for Windows Operating Systems
OMB M-07-18
June 1, 2007
Ensuring New Acquisitions Include Common Security Configurations
OMB Memo
July 31, 2007
Establishment of Windows XP and VISTA Virtual Machine and Procedures for Adopting the Federal Desktop Core Configurations

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