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Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC)

Summary

The purpose of the United States Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB) (formerly the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) initiative is to create security configuration baselines for Information Technology products widely deployed across the federal agencies. The USGCB baseline evolved from the Federal Desktop Core Configuration mandate. The USGCB is a Federal Government-wide initiative that provides guidance to agencies on what should be done to improve and maintain an effective configuration settings focusing primarily on security.

Description

For more information regarding the U.S. Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB), (formerly the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC)), please visit the Computer Security Resource Center (CSRC).

Created July 2, 2009, Updated March 19, 2018