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OMB Issues Draft Memo on IPv6 Migration; Suzette Kent Quoted

The Office of Management and Budget has issued a draft memorandum that would direct federal agencies to transition to Internet Protocol Version 6. A Federal Register notice published Monday says the draft memo seeks to relay the requirements needed to complete the operational IPv6 deployment across all federal data systems and services and help agencies address obstacles to moving to IPv6-only systems.

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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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Ivor D’Souza: CIOs Should Articulate, Promote IPv6 at Agencies

Ivor D’Souza, CIO of the National Institutes of Health‘s National Library of Medicine, believes both agency and IT managers should prepare for the transition of some government websites to the IPv6 protocol, Federal Times reported Thursday. Aaron Boyd writes that the leadership should work together to address potential challenges in the implementation of …

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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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Kundra Sets IPv6 Deadline

The Obama administration’s federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra has set a timeline for adopting Internet Protocol version 6 for use on public servers by the end of 2012. In a Sept. 28 memo, Kundra laid out “specific steps for agencies to expedite the operational deployment and use of IPv6.” …

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Kundra, Chopra Lead Efforts on IPv6

Could the Internet run out of space? It’s not likely, but it’s possible if Internet-service providers don’t upgrade to a newer ‘Net infrastructure, Gautham Nagesh of The Hill reports. The Obama administration is pushing ISPs to continue the implementation of Internet Protocol Version 6, which can support more web addresses …

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GAO: DoD Must Address All Requirements for IP Transition Plan

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has advised the Department of Defense (DoD) to address assessment, cost planning and inventory requirements for DoD's transition to the latest version of internet protocol. DoD still needs to identify potential cyber risks and resource and work requirements related to the department's planned transition to IP version six, GAO said Monday.

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Lisa Costa: SOCOM Looks Into Software-Defined Networking, Hybrid Cloud Capabilities

Lisa Costa, chief information officer at U.S. Special Operations Command, told C4ISRNET in an interview published Wednesday that software-defined networking, next-gen laptop and Special Operations Forces hybrid cloud are the emerging networking capabilities SOCOM is investigating. Costa said SOCOM’s cloud strategy is based on application modernization and cloud development.

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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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