DoD’s Terry Halvorsen: Pentagon Could Miss 2017 Windows 10 Migration Goal

Terry Halvorsen
Terry Halvorsen

Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer of the Defense Department, does not expect the agency to fulfill its January 2017 goal for Windows 10 transition, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.

Scott Maucione writes the U.S. Army and Air Force also previously suggested they might miss the deadline for migrating to Microsoft‘s latest version of its operating system.

“I don’t think most people understand how hard it is to get to Windows 10 single operating system in a DoD of 4 million plus,” Halvorsen told AFCEA’s Joint Warfighter IT Day Thursday in Vienna, Virginia.

“Plus actually interacting with some of our big customers that also have to be in places where we can talk seamlessly,” he said, the station reports.

Back in April, Halvorsen said the Pentagon and military services believe they could meet the January 2017 deadline.

He also said in February that 4 million seats in the department will transition to the Windows 10 operating system.

Roadblocks faced by Pentagon in its Windows 10 migration goal are that its systems are interconnected and the programs of record have a longer planning cycle, Maucione reports.

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