Short Bytes: US Department of Defense (DoD) are facing problem in upgrading their PCs to Windows 10 as per the partnership contract with Microsoft. Most of the PCs were supposed to be upgraded online but it looks like due to old hardware, a manual upgrade is needed and for that, DoD has no money to pay the engineers.
However, it looks like that the plan won’t materialize because of the fact that many hardware used by several departments working under DoD are too old to upgrade to Windows 10.
According to the plan. most of the Windows 10 deployment was supposed to be taken care remotely for an easier transition. However, due to the old hardware, the automatic transition needs to be done manually now.
To do the manual upgrade, some of the old hardware really need to be changed and DoD says they do not have money to pay for the new hardware.
An estimate says that only ten percent of the total machines are fit enough for the remote upgrading. For the rest of the computer, DoD has insufficient budget to hire engineers who can manually upgrade the PCs.
Brigadier General Dennis Crall, the Marine Corps CIO, responded to this as,
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