Air Force initiates service-wide upgrade to Windows 7

In its continuing effort to meet emerging threats, the U.S. Air Force initiated the service-wide upgrade of operating systems to Windows 7 today.

“This upgrade keeps with life cycle management best practices for information technology systems,” said Col. Mark Ware, 24th Air Force director of operations. “The Air Force’s upgrade from remaining Windows XP and those using Vista enhances the security of the Air Force information networks, reduces the manpower requirements for desktop administration, and lowers overall software licensing costs.”