The U.S. government is now officially recognizing and supporting Mac OS X as the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has released a revised version of its Technical Reference Model (TRM) that adds the operating system and Linux to its list of “supporting platforms,” according to
Federal Computer Week.
Mac OS X and Linux were added because “more and more” agencies use these technologies, reports
Government Computer Week. Previously, the TRM list only included Java 2 Enterprise Edition, Java 2 Micro Edition, Microsoft .Net and Windows 2000, as well as wireless and mobile technologies.
The OMB assists the President in overseeing the preparation of the federal budget and in supervising its administration in Executive Branch agencies. In addition, OMB oversees and coordinates the Administration’s procurement, financial management, information and regulatory policies. The TRM identifies common technologies that are used to provide services, so government agencies can share and reuse technology investments.