That Sinking Feeling - US Navy Still Using Windows XP
Microsoft has not officially supplied security updates for Windows XP since last year, but because of lingering legacy systems the US Navy still has some 100,000 XP boxes in use. The bandaid is to pony up so Microsoft can supply critical security patches until the land- and sea-based systems can be upgraded or phased out - one would hope quickly.
Hell of a way to run a railroad...er, navy.
DefenseTechMicrosoft Corp., Redmond, Washington, is being awarded a $9,149,000 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded contract (N00039-14-C-0101) for Microsoft Premier Support services and Microsoft Custom Support services for Windows XP, Office 2003, Exchange 2003 and Server 2003. Microsoft Premier Support services and Microsoft Custom Support services are required to provide critical software hotfixes to sustain deployed capabilities.