XP is on life-support in the Navy. So is the ability to plan.
That necessitated a deal with Microsoft to continue getting support for a while.
“Given the scale and scope of Windows XP’s use, the Department has a Custom Support Agreement with Microsoft that provides support for all critical security hotfixes and helps maintain our security posture for both ashore and afloat networks,” the Navy said in an emailed response to a query from The Pilot.
The agreement is good for the next three years and is expected to cost about $3.6 million for the first year, according to the Navy.
The article goes on to point out that the Navy isn’t the only outfit that couldn’t see the bus barreling towards it under clear skies in the bright light of the noonday sun. Much of private industry has similar planning skills.
H/T to Susan for calling the article to my attention.