Back in February last year, we reported that the US Department of Defense (DoD) has decided to upgrade its 4 million devices to Windows 10. Upgrading 4 million managed corporate devices to a new OS is a huge task and DoD has many specific requirements as well. SteelCloud, a leading security compliance solutions for government customers, yesterday announced that it was awarded a contract from a DoD component to deliver ConfigOS, its STIG remediation and RMF readiness solution, to accelerate the accreditation and deployment of their Windows 10 environment. ConfigOS addresses Microsoft workstation and server operating systems together with environment components such as IIS, IE, Chrome, and all of the Microsoft Office components including Office 2016.
“The sheer size and complexity of the Windows 10 conversion within the DoD is exacerbated by moving to RMF, a new accreditation regimen,” said Brian Hajost, SteelCloud President and CEO. “For many DoD organizations, automation is the only viable solution for creating, testing, and deploying STIG-compliant application baselines under the current personnel, budget, and timing constraints. ConfigOS automation is the most viable solution for deploying new accredited application baselines en masse, while also providing the least cost alternative for automating ongoing sustainment.”