Number of computers running Windows XP

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Dear Home Office,

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

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Dear Home Office,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Home Office's handling of my FOI request 'Computers running Windows XP' - Ref No:35285.

Several other central government departments have not claimed an exemption under section Section 24(1) or 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 these exemption were not relevant in the case of other central government departments and one of the UK's largest police forces, I don't believe them to be relevant in the case of the Home Office. Furthermore the argument that this information “would provide useful information to those who might seek to commit crime by allowing them to potentially hack into and attack Home Office IT systems” or that it would pose a risk to national security 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

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Dear Mr Heath

 

Please find attached a response to your internal review.

 

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