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NTIA Requests Info on Pros, Cons of IPv6 Tech Adoption

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration seeks ideas from industry on how NTIA can help accelerate adoption of internet protocol version 6 in the U.S. as well as information on the potential advantages and disadvantages of implementing the new network protocol. NTIA said Thursday that IPv6 can accommodate more than 340 undecillion web addresses compared with the approximately 4.3 billion addresses that IPv4 currently supports. NTIA …

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Army Updates Cryptographic Systems; James Hayden Comments

The U.S. Army has started to upgrade its cryptographic equipment in an effort to improve the way it safeguards tactical network-based data. The military branch’s move to update the technology is part of its $283 million Army-Wide Cryptographic Network Standardization program that began in 2012, the Army said June 17. The updates involve the use …

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Dinand Tinholt: Capgemini Report Tackles Innovation as New Focus for European e-Gov’t Sites

Capgemini has published a report for the European Commission that tackles how European governments can harness new technologies to deliver public services. “With wider services now in place, governments across Europe should now focus on innovating to streamline customer communications with citizens to increase satisfaction and close the gap on expectations,” …

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A Fourth of Govt. Websites Unreachable, Survey Finds

Nearly a fourth of the domains are unreachable, according to a recent analysis of the federal government’s online portfolio. Ben Balter, a new media fellow at the Federal Communications Commission and M.B.A. candidate at George Washington University, surveyed the more-than 1,800 websites owned and operated by federal government agencies. Only …

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OMB Sets IT Deadlines for Agencies

The Office of Management and Budget is setting deadlines for agency chief information officers to implement monitoring software, according to budget documents obtained by Federal News Radio. Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra sent agency CIOs guidance as part of the 2012 budget request in December. The continuous monitoring mandate …

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Agencies to Address IPv6 in New IT Contracts

Transitioning to next-generation Internet will now be more firmly entrenched in the federal IT acquisition process, according to a new rule published in the Federal Register last month. The new rule, proposed by the Defense Department, the General Services Administration and NASA, adds certain provisions to the Federal Acquisition Regulation, …

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