Number of computers running Windows XP

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Dear Ministry of Justice,

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

MoJ ICT FOI/PQ, Ministry of Justice

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Dear Mr Heath

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Bryan

 

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Dear Ministry of Justice,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Ministry of Justice's
handling of my FOI request 'Computers running Windows XP' - Ref
No: FOI 97492.

Several other 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 other 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 MoJ. 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

Turnbull, Steven, Ministry of Justice

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Mr Heath

Please find attached the outcome of the internal review of your FoI
request (94492)

 

Regards

Steve Turnbull

 

   
Steve Turnbull | Consultancy Manager | OCTO MoJ Technology

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The answer is many thousands - see the Guardian's article.

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Dear Mr Heath,

 

Please find attached an additional release of requested information to
your FOI request (our reference 97492) from the Ministry of Justice.

 

Your sincerely

 

Neil

 

Neil Dickens | Interim Knowledge Information Liaison Officer | MoJ
Technology

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