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Robert Ferrell: Army Needs More Time to Make OS Transition to Windows 10

Robert Ferrell
Robert Ferrell

Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell, chief information officer of the U.S. Army, estimates it will take more than one year for the military service to update its legacy computers to Microsoft‘s Windows 10 operating system, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.

Scott Maucione writes that Terry Halvorsen, the Defense Department‘s CIO and a 2016 Wash100 recipient, issued a directive in November instructing all DoD component organizations to complete their Windows 10 transition efforts by January next year.

Ferrell noted his office collaborates with Microsoft engineers to assess the branch’s current information technology platforms and to create a roadmap to implement the new OS, Maucione reports.

The report said he is also working with DoD and the Army’s industry partners to develop a mobility strategy for the military service.

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