Number of computers running Windows XP

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Dear HM Revenue and Customs,

In your department:
How many computers are still running Windows XP?

When do you anticipate you will transition all of these XP machines
to a new operating system? Which operating system are you switching
these machines to?

What parts of the department are these machines mainly used in?

How are you securing the XP machines in the interim period before
their operating system is replaced?

Have you taken out an Extended Support deal with Microsoft to
update these XP machines?

What is the cost of this Extended Support deal?

When does this Extended Support deal expire?

Yours faithfully,

Nick Heath

Cyllid a Thollau Ei Mawrhydi

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Dear Mr Heath,

 

Please find attached a response to your FOI of 5 May.

Kind regards,

 

Benjamin Douglass
Covering Assistant Private Secretary - Mark Dearnley, CDIO
Tel: 03000 560 229
100 Parliament Street | London | SW1A 2BQ
E-mail: [1][email address]

 

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Dear Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of HMRC's handling of my FOI request 'Computers running Windows XP' - Ref No: 1805/15.

Several central government departments have not claimed an exemption under section 31(1) (a) of the FOI Act in response to these question. The Metropolitan Police Service also answered such questions without claiming such an exemption, see
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/londons...
Given that this exemption was not relevant in the case of central government departments and one of the UK's largest police forces, I don't believe it to be relevant in the case of the HMRC.
Furthermore the argument that this information “could provide information which can be used maliciously in a targeted electronic attack against our systems" does not stand up, as such information would be trivial for anyone with the technical expertise to carry out a hack to find out.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/n...

Yours faithfully,
Nick Heath

Cyllid a Thollau Ei Mawrhydi

Thank you for your correspondence requesting an internal review of a request made to HMRC under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (reference FOI 1805/15).

A review will be carried out and we expect to provide the review response by 26 June 2015

Thank you

HMRC
Freedom of Information Act Team

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Dear Mr Heath,

 

With apologies for the delay, please see attached our response to your
request for an internal review of the information we released in relation
to your previous request.

 

Very best,

 

Sam

 

Sam Newhouse | Assistant Private Secretary to Mark Dearnley, CDIO | HM
Revenue and Customs | Room 2E08, 100 Parliament Street | London | SW1A 2BQ

 

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immediately.

 

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