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Summary: Emergency Outage Alert - Emergency Patch Installation Requires Outages of Department of Education Web Sites and Systems

Publication Date: October 23, 2008

Author: William Leith, Acting General Manager, Application, Operations and Delivery Services, Federal Student Aid

Summary: Emergency Outage Alert - Emergency Patch Installation Requires Outages of Department of Education Web Sites and Systems


Posted on 10-23-2008


All Federal agencies must immediately install a Microsoft patch to protect against the propagation of a worm that has been identified by US-Cert.

We are in the process of installing this patch as necessary across the Department of Education’s Web sites and systems. The outages associated with this emergency patch installation will vary but will be kept to the absolute minimum.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the emergency patch installation and associated outages. Thank you for your understanding.

Last Modified: 10/22/2008