The Department of Defense (DoD) will deploy Windows 10 department wide by January, 2017 to strengthen cybersecurity and streamline the information technology operating environment. The DOD-wide shift to a single operating system is unprecedented and offers several benefits including improving the cybersecurity posture by establishing a common baseline. Windows 10 also will help lower the cost of DoD information technology. New security features in Windows 10 will help the department enable faster software patching and counter a major cyber-intrusion technique called 'pass the hash.' DoD will transition more than 3 million Windows-based desktops, laptops and tablets to Windows 10, a cross-platform release that does not include mobile phones.
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