Microsoft’s Surface devices are now approved for the U.S. Department of Defense


Microsoft today announced that the U.S Department of Defense (aka DoD) will be upgrading 4 million machines to Windows 10 within a year. Additionally, the company also announced that its Surface devices are now fully certified by the DoD. According to the company, the Surface devices are now available through the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Unified Capabilities (UC) Approved Products List (APL).

Microsoft states that the company’s latest Surface devices, the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book (as well as the Surface Pro 3 and Surface 3) have been granted approval as  Multifunction Mobile Devices — which means that the devices have met the “strict security and interoperability requirements consistent with the DISA Field Security Office (FSO) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG).”

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