Computers running Windows XP

Nick Heath made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Energy and Climate Change

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The request was refused by Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Dear Department of Energy and Climate Change,

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

correspondence@ecase-bis.fcos.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of FOI Requests,

DECC Ref: FOI2015/08217

Dear Mr Heath

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 1st May.
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Dear Mr Heath

Please see the attached FOI reply from DECC ref 2015/08217.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information Rights Unit at BIS.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Kind regards,
Information Rights Unit;

Information Rights Unit (DECC shared service)
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
Orchard 1, 6th Floor
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET
www.gov.uk/bis

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Dear Department of Energy and Climate Change,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of DECC's handling of my
FOI request 'Computers running Windows XP' - Ref No: FOI2015/08217.

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 DECC.
Furthermore the argument that “not be in the interest of the Department to provide specific
information about the version of operating systems in use, as this could enable individuals to
deduce how vulnerable or otherwise UK Government offices are to criminal cyber-attacks" 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/c...

Yours faithfully,
Nick Heath

correspondence@ecase-bis.fcos.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of FOI Requests,

DECC ref: FOI2015/08217

Dear Mr Heath

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 28th May.
Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official at the
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to deal with.

In line with the Information Commissioners guidance, internal reviews
should be responded to within 20 working days unless they are complex, in
which case a response should be sent within 40 working days. Please be
aware that this does not include weekends and bank holidays. The
Department aims to respond to requests for internal reviews as quickly as
possible. We hope to be in contact with you again shortly with a decision
on your request.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information
Rights Unit at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)
who provide a shared service to DECC.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Kind regards,
Information Rights Unit

Information Rights Unit | Department for Business, Innovation & Skills | 1
Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET | www.gov.uk/bis |
[email address] | BIS have a shared service level agreement
with DECC to process and advise on their FOI requests

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is making a
difference by supporting sustained growth and higher skills across the
economy. BIS: working together for growth

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Dear Mr Heath

Please see the attached reply from DECC to your Internal Review of FOI2015/08217.

Kind regards,
Information Rights Unit;

Information Rights Unit (DECC Shared Service)
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
Orchard 1, 6th Floor
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET
www.gov.uk/bis

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