• How to meet IPv6 standards

    NIST’s Sheila Frankel explains how agencies can be IPv6-compatible.

  • The IPv6 countdown clock quickens

    As the day draws nearer for the world to run out of the unique addresses that allow us to use the Internet, NIST has some help for managers on how to make the shift securely. We get details from NIST’s Sheila Frankel.

  • EXCLUSIVE: OMB uses budget to set cyber deadlines

    Federal News Radio has obtained exclusive details on the IT budget guidance OMB sent to agencies for the fiscal 2012 budget request. The administration is asking agencies to begin using monitoring their networks continuously by the end of next year. OMB also sets deadlines for cyberscope, IPv6 and funding of e-government projects.

  • IPv4 addresses may run out this week

    The current crop of Internet addresses could start to disappear this week if a regional Internet registry makes one more request for two blocks of addresses

  • IPv6 task force looking at vendor readiness for the change

    After meetings between agencies, the CIO Council’s panel is concerned that even if agencies meet OMB’s 2012 deadline to make the switch, their Internet service providers may not. The task force is hoping to meet with GSA and Networx vendors to make sure everyone is ready for IPv6.

  • Service providers may not be ready for IPv6 transition

    Time is running out for agencies to transition their IT systems to IP Version 6 or IPv6. The federal task force in charge of helping in the transition is focusing on a new question: Will…

  • DoD research agency leads IPv6 transition

    Agency CIOs are under pressure to move to the new network protocol over the next two years. Technology officials can look to the Defense Research and Engineering Network for some important lessons learned. DREN has successfully made the transition to IPv6.

  • For Fed CIOs and IT vendors, IPv6 checklist time is now

    With new guidance from the Office of Management and Budget for federal computer networks regarding IPv6 compliance, what should federal chief information officers and network administrators be doing now to prepare their networks? Some advice from a network expert trying to help both industry and federal officials with the transition.

  • OMB, CIO Council issues new IPv6 guidance

    Agencies must make their data networks compliant with the IPv6 protocol now. The government and private industry face a looming crisis as Internet addresses defined by an increasingly dated technical protocol run out, possibly as early as next year. Agencies must first upgrade external servers to run the new protocol.

  • IPv6 is baking in security

    Qwest says ”By offering the next-generation security that is baked into dedicated IPv6 addressing, Qwest is doing its part to provide government and business customers with the most advanced Internet security that is available.” More from CTO Pieter Poll.