ATTENTION INVITED TO
R 312035Z MAY 13 PSN 851258K29
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO ZEN/CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ: MORATORIUM ON MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP AND ALL PRIOR VERSIONS OFMIC
ROSOFT OPERATING SYSTEMS UNCLASSIFIED/
PASS TO ALL OFFICE CODES:
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N2N6//
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N2N6//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N2N6/MAY//
SUBJ/MORATORIUM ON MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP AND ALL PRIOR VERSIONS OF
MICROSOFT OPERATING SYSTEMS//
REF/B/LTR/DON CIO WASHINGTON DC/08JUN12//
REF/C/LTR/DON CIO WASHINGTON DC/22FEB12//
REF/D/LTR/DON CIO WASHINGTON DC/15JUN11//
REF/E/LTR/DDCIO(N) WASHINGTON DC/27NOV12//
NARR/Ref A IS SECNAVINST 5230.15. Ref B is Department of the Navy
(DoN) Chief Information Officer (CIO) memorandum, Microsoft Software
Assurance for Microsoft Products. Ref C is DoN CIO/Assistant Secretary
Of The Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition/Assistant)
Secretary Of The Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller) joint
memorandum, Mandatory Use of Department of the Navy Enterprise
Licensing Agreements. Ref D is DoN CIO memorandum, secure hash
algorithm migration guidance. Ref E is DDCIO(N) memorandum Windows
7/8 Release and Non-Compatible Applications.// POC/Michael
Cricchio/GS-15/OPNAV N2N6BC2/TEL: COMM 571-256-8510/EMAIL:
POC/Joseph Walker/GG-14/OPNAV N2N6BC4/TEL: COMM 571-256-8523/EMAIL:
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN provides guidance on the use of Microsoft
Windows XP and all prior versions of Microsoft operating systems.
Effective 30 April 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide vendor
lifecycle support (automatic fixes, updates, or online technical
assistance) for Windows XP.
2. Per Ref A, all commercial off the shelf (COTS) software in use
across the Department of the Navy (DoN) shall be vendor supported.
Per Refs B and C, all products licensed from Microsoft shall be
supported by, and include, software assurance on an ongoing basis and
shall be procured per DoN enterprise licensing policy. Ref D mandates
use of Secure Hash Algorithm 256 (SHA-256) cryptography to support
Department of Defense transition by 1 April 2014.
Transition to Microsoft Windows 7 is a vital component to meet
SHA-256 mandate requirements.
3. Ashore program managers shall migrate all Navy and Marine Corps
Intranet, OCONUS Navy Enterprise Network, and Next Generation
applications to Microsoft Windows 7 or later versions of Microsoft
operating systems no later than 31 December 2013.
4. Ashore program and system managers are prohibited from negotiating
support contracts with vendors for Microsoft Windows XP and older
5. Afloat programs and systems are exempt from the requirements of
this NAVADMIN until specific afloat guidance is issued SEPCOR.
6. Non-vendor supported software: Ref A provides policy and guidance
for fielding and support requirements for COTS software.
All software applications must have vendor support throughout their
lifecycle. Commands that have operational requirements for
applications without vendor, government, or third party support must
submit a waiver to and receive approval from the DDCIO(N). Approvals
will be granted on a case by case basis. All software waiver requests
which are not approved will be formally disapproved and recorded in
DoN Navy Applications and Database Management System within 30 days
of notification. Waivers for non-vendor supported applications
(including Windows 7 compatibility) must include:
a. A detailed overview of the associated system.
b. Description of operational requirement for the unsupported
c. Funding and management plan for maintenance until eventual
migration to a supported capability.
7. Released by VADM Kendall L. Card, Deputy Chief of Naval
Operations, Information Dominance, OPNAV N2N6.//